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Montana Homeless Resources


Shelters, Food Banks, Meals, Clothing and Emergency Housing
Resources for the homeless, low-income individuals and families, youth, seniors, and the needy in Wyoming.
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On the reservation

UW Educational Opportunity Center
506 Ethete
Ethete, WY 82502
(307) 332-3976
About the program: Provides educational related information, scholarship searches, electronic filing of FAFSA, educational and career counseling.

Wind River Children's Services
#340 Great Plains Housing
Saint Stephens, WY 82524
(307) 856-5953
About the program: Emergency housing and respite services for children at risk, intervention program and SAFE House for children.

Circle of Love Children's Shelter
#9 St. Michaels Circle
Ethete, WY 82520
(307) 332-6346
About the program: A crisis/emergency care shelter and group home for Native American Youth.

Native American Support Services
2660 Peck Avenue, Tutor Lab, MH123E
Riverton, WY 82501
(800) 735-8418 Ext. 2285 or (307) 855-2285
About the program: Provides advisor and mentoring services as well as help with registration and financial aid to Native American Students enrolled at Central Wyoming college.

With Eagles Wings Program
162 Left Hand Ditch Rd.
Saint Stephens, WY 82524
(307) 857-5928
(888) 522-5940 Toll Free
About the program: Provides wraparound services to severely emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children up to the age of 22 years.

Northern Arapahoe Weatherization Program
#9 Great Plains Road
Arapahoe, WY 82510
(307) 332-3060
(307) 857-2436 NOWCAP, LIEAP
About the program: Provides weatherization, furnace tune-ups, repairs, safety inspections and other energy saving services.

Northern Arapaho Utilities
P.O. Box 8583
Ethete, WY 82520
(307) 332-6120

Northern Arapaho Tribal Indian Child Welfare Program
Ethete complex (WIHS)
P.O. Box 369
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
(307) 332-6120
About the program: Provides support services for Arapahoe people and their children.

Northern Arapaho Health Programs
#12 St. Michaels Circle
643 Blue sky Highway
Ethete, WY 82520
(307) 332-6836
(307) 332-8035 Diabetes Awareness
(307) 335-7274 Diabetes Awareness
About the program: Northern Arapaho Tribal consist of three departments: Community Health Representatives (CHR) and Eye Glass Programs, Tribal Health Administration, and Alcohol/Chemical dependency. And Omnibus Programs.

Eastern Shoshone Indian Child Welfare
P.O. Box 272
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
(307) 332-9525 x12
About the program: Adoption placement, foster care recruitment and training foster care placement of children of Eastern Shoshone Tribe.

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Star Valley Food Bank
Afton Town Hall/Police Dept.
416 Washington,
Afton, WY 83110
(307) 885-3141
(307) 885-5231
(307) 886-9271
(307) 886-9263
About the program: Emergency food supplies for those in need.

Star Valley Teen Pregnancy Center
Box 324
Afton, WY 83110
(307) 885-3754
(307) 855-5400
(307) 886-3223
About the program: Provides equipment, diapers clothing and supplies for children up to two years of age.

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Family Crisis Center
445 North Main
Buffalo, WY 82834
(307) 684-2233
(800) 684-2030 Crisis Line, Toll Free
About the program: Services for victims of domestic abuse. Includes short-term counseling, emergency transportation, support group, temporary shelter, legal advocacy and personal advocacy. Additional Services are prevention and education programs, information and referrals, food bank and clothing bank and lending library. FEMA funds are available to pay on month's rent/mortgage or utility for those who qualify.

Bread of Life Food Pantry
178 South Main Street
Buffalo, WY 82834
(307) 684-7529
About the program: Provides food, personal care items, and clothing for those in need.

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St. Anthony's North Side Center
301 East H Street
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 235-6312
About the program: Provides help for any legitimate need, with the exception of lodging and groceries.

Tonkin Foundation
P.O. Box 2799
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 235-7744 (Wells Fargo Bank)
About the program: Financial help for children with unmet medical needs. Assistance must be requested by and channeled through a nonprofit organization. Call for more information.

Community Alternatives of Casper
10009 Landmark Lane
Casper, WY 82604
(307) 266-2592
About the program: Provides the transitional resident with food and shelter. Residents are evaluated and referred to an in-house therapist and/or to outside agencies for counseling. Residents are required to seek employment and receive employment counseling if necessary. Weekly AA/NA meetings are held in-house.

The Caring Center - A Pregnancy Resource
100 West B Street, Suite 10
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 473-2273 Help line
About the program: A pregnancy center and women's ministry offering free pregnancy test, free maternity and baby clothes, some baby equipment, community referrals, and adoption support and education; diapers and formula are distributed on an emergency basis. Call for additional information.

Adult Basic Ed/GED Dept and Literacy Volunteers of Casper
Werner Technical Building, Room 115
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 268-2230
About the program: Adult basic education instruction assessments (English, math and reading). Assessment and instruction to prepare individuals for the High School equivalency exam (GED). Class instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) with tutors for individuals needing intense individualized instruction. Intensive one on one instruction for students is provided by the Literacy Volunteers of Casper.

Salvation Army
P.O. Box 2948
Casper, WY 82605
(307) 234-2002
Attn: Keith Bottjen

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Homeless Shelter - Volunteers of America
1898 Fort Rd., Bldg 24
P.O. Box 6291
Cheyenne, WY 82003
(307) 673-0025
Web address

Cheyenne Ministerial Assistance Programs
315 west 26th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 637-5053
About the program: Provides assistance with utilities, rent, medication and emergency moving. Helps locate housing and provides a volunteer mentoring program.

Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless
907 Logan Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 634-8499
About the program: Services at the WCH include welcome Mat Day Center (coffee and snacks), local phone use, messages (long distance on Wednesdays), 1st aid supplies and a variety of services and referrals. Call for more information.

Life Choice
520 East 18th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 632-6323
About the program: Provides free pregnancy test, baby furniture, baby and maternity clothes, support, emergency diapers, nutrition education, referrals, and Bible studies.

Goodwill Industries
612 West 17th Street
Cheyenne, WY 8001
(307) 634-0823
About the program: Provides vocational training, independent living assistance job placement job coaching, Retail thrift store (open to pubic) day habilitation, residential habilitation and vocational habilitation.

Family Resource Center
704 Bent Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 635-2598
About the program: A comprehensive program, which provides educational, nutritional, health and social services to preschool children from low-income families.

Dental Health Programs
Hathaway Bldg
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7945 voice
About the program: Provides a cleft palate clinic and funding for dental care for children or seniors. Contact your local Public Health Office for an intake application.

American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance State Adjutant
1320 Hugur Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 634-3035
About the program: Temporary financial Assistance program provides assistance for health and welfare of children of veterans when no other resources are available. Above contact will provide name and phone numbers of local Post Officers who initiate applications. Call for more information.

African American Wellness Organization
P.O. Box 1766
Cheyenne, WY 82003
(307) 635-1303
About the program: "Healthy Minds and Bodies through Positive Self-esteem" a 14 week class targeting at risk African American teens to teach healthy behaviors in regard to sexuality. "Wellness Wagon" provides HIV testing, distributes condoms, safe sex kits and educational material about causes and preventative methods and actions.

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Park County Health Planning Coalition
C/O Dawn Garrison
548 County Road 2ab
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587-3056
About the program: Broad-based, comprehensive community health planning coalition. Call for more information.

Northwest WY Family Planning - Cody
1231 Rumsey
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 527-5174
About the program: Provides female exams, anemia testing, breast and cervical cancer screening, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing and Hypertension screening.

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CANDO Tech Center
131 West Center Street
Douglas, WY 82633
(307) 358-2000
About the program: Provides computer, career advancement, MSHA and manufacturing training.

Pathfinder Alternatives, Inc.
130 South 3rd Street
Douglas, WY 82633
(307) 358-8353
About the program: Provides case management, referral and coordination of services of local agencies, programs and extra-curricular activities for youth.

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Lifelong Learning Center
336 Summit Street
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 789-5742 x122
About the program: Provides training to improve academic skills. Tutors are available to assist in preparing for ACT and GED test, which are administered weekly.

Access Ability - Career Development Services
1200 Main Street
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 783-6302
About the program: Assists young adults with disabilities to become employed.

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Green River

St. John's Thrift Shop
68 East 2nd South
Green River, WY 82935
(307) 875-5955
About the program: Thrift store with used clothing.

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Campbell County Memorial Hospital
501 South Burma Ave
Gillette, WY 82717
(307) 682-8811
(307) 687-5150 Emergency Dept.
(307) 686-7277 Ask a Nurse
This is a full-service hospital.

Soup Kitchen
P.O. Box 3183
Gillette, WY 82717
(307) 686-9396
About the program: Provides a hot noon meal.

Campbell County HIV Prevention
P.O. Box 3420
Gillette, WY 82717
(307) 682-7275 Voice, Public Health Nursing
About the program: HIV consulting and testing.

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Food Bank
105 JC Penny Dr.
Kemmerer, WY 83101
(307) 877-3806
About the program: Temporary food assistance and commodities for people who are homeless, transient, or have a temporary loss or decrease in income.

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La Barge

La Barge Community Center
La Barge, WY 83123
(307) 386-2664
About the program: Provides food and commodity distributions, clothing, and assistance with rent, utilities, and other emergencies. Provides homeless and transient services and referrals for counseling and domestic abuse.

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NOWCAP Commodities
705 Garfield
Lander, WY 82501
(307) 332-7985
About the program: Commodities go out approximately every 3 months. They will be advertised on Channel 18 and in the newspaper. There are a variety of distribution centers. Call for more information.

Family Violence
510 East Washington
Riverton, WY (307) 856-0942
The following Phone Numbers belong to the 24-hour crisis lines in:
(307) 856-4734 Riverton
(307) 332-7215 Lander
About the program: Provides 24 hour crisis line, trained volunteer advocates, victim support, referral programs, community education programs, training programs and workshops. Free and confidential services.

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Community and Family Partnerships Task Force
Contact for specific information: Lynn Erikson
(307) 742-2142, ext. 6289
Info: A task force that gives mini-grants to families for school-related costs, such as ancillary activity fees, required uniforms and supplies, and other costs associated with extracurricular, school-related activities. Lynn can give you the information you need for the web page.

Wyoming Early Enrichment Program at The Kids' Connection Preschool and Enrichment Center
506 S. 21st Street
Laramie, WY 82070
(307) 742-0127
contact: Beth Ward, Director

Info: Our private preschool program received a grant from the Department of Education to provide low-income families high-quality preschool services for their children. The goal is to help economically disadvantaged preschoolers obtain the kindergarten readiness skills they need to do well in school and later in life. Children must by ages 3-5 and qualify as free or reduced on the school lunch food program form. We can tell the families if they qualify over the phone. The paperwork to register is minimal, and the program is awesome. (There are several of these programs around the state, and Krista Hamiliton can give you more information on them. Her number is (307) 632-2218.)

Albany County Community Medical Fund
715 Shields Street
Laramie, WY 82072
(307) 742-6374
About the program: For low-income adults or children with acute medical or dental needs. Pays for doctor or dentist and prescription costs. Only for those who have exhausted all other resource and meet federal register poverty guidelines.

Donated Dental Services
C/O Stacy Davis
P.O. Box 668
Laramie, WY 82073
(877) 344-7645 Voice, Toll free
(307) 778-8496
About the program: Provides help with dental problems (not preventative therapy). Applicants are matched with dentists in the geographical area.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Center
721 ½ Renshaw St.
Laramie, WY 82072
(307) 745-3444
About the program: Provides free pregnancy testing, crisis pregnancy and post-abortion counseling. Placement is available in Shepherd Home during pregnancy. Referrals regarding adoption are available.

Laramie Youth Crisis Center
960 North 5th Street
Laramie, WY 82072
(307) 742-5936
About the program: Short-term emergency care, shelter for children and youth, parenting classes and family preservation services. All services provided to the child in need are geared toward the protection and preservation of the family.

Albany County Aids Project
815 Curtis Street
Laramie, WY 82072
(307) 742-5202
About the program: Coordinates programs for AIDS education, political action, and assistance to those with HIV/AIDS. Provides information, support, and referral services.

UPLIFT - Southeast WY
P.O. Box 6058
Laramie, WY 82073
(307) 745-7505
About the program: Provides information, support, educational conferences, referral services and advocacy with schools and agencies to parents of children with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

WY Youth Opportunities
506 South 21st Street
Laramie, WY 82070
(307) 742-0127
About the program: A progressive non-profit organization that offers healthy growth and skill development and youth ages 13 - 18 through the summer and after school. Offer hands-on job training, employee training, and life skills training, both in Laramie and at the Elk Mountain recreational camp.

Additional Services in Laramie

    Salvation Army
    501 South 5th
    Laramie, WY 82070

    Inter-Faith Good Samaritan
    710 East Garfield
    Laramie, WY 82070

    Soup Kitchen
    104 South 4th St.
    Laramie, WY 82070

    Downtown Clinic
    609 South 2nd
    Laramie, WY 82070

    Albany County Medical Fund
    715 Shield
    Laramie, WY 82072

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Project Hope
P.O. Box 363
Lusk, WY 82225
(307) 334-3540
About the program: Provides temporary aid including food, clothing, household items, and temporary shelter.

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Mountain View

Bridger Valley Food Pantry
215 Pine Street
Mountain View, WY 82939
(307) 782-3149
(307) 787-3149
About the program: Provides emergency food, a limited amount of gasoline and personal items.

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Newcastle Ministerial Association
216 South Seneca
Newcastle, WY 82701
No Phone Number Available
About the program: Block grant distribution, Emergency energy funding assistance, assistance to transients by referral from Police dept. only, emergency cash, e.g. fire victims, medical, etc.

30 North Summit
Newcastle, WY 82701
(307) 746-4542
About the program: Provides food and other miscellaneous items for those in need.

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Pine Bluffs

Community Care and Share Shop
301 Main Street
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082
(307) 245-3726
(307) 245-3777 after hours
About the program: services include a food pantry, gasoline vouchers and clothing.

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Bargain Boutique
205 North Bernard
Powell, WY 82435
(307) 754-3160
About the program: Thrift shop offering used clothing.

Powell Valley Healthcare Volunteer Services
707 Ave. H
Powell, WY 82435
(307) 754-2267
(307) 754-3553
About the program: Provides the personal response emergency system (Lifeline service), baby packs for new mothers, infant products, helpful tips, parenting materials, and assistance with health insurance.

Powell Crisis Pregnancy Center
220 East 3rd Street
Powell, WY 82435
(307) 754-3303
(307) 754-0583 Emergency
(866) 600-2228 Toll free
About the program: Provides free pregnancy test, maternity and baby clothes, referrals to needed services, educational materials based on a pro life philosophy, and conduct free abstinence courses in our communities.

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church
508 West Pine
Rawlins, WY 82301
(307) 324-5447
About the program: Provides gas, oil, food and lodging on a limited basis.

Soup Kitchen - Carbon Co
508 West Pine
Rawlins, WY 82301
(307) 324-6934
About the program: Provides daily noon meal.

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Christian Food Store House
911 North 8th West
Riverton, WY 82501
(307) 856-6603
About the program: Collects food products and bakery goods from local grocery stores. Also take clothes, household items and appliances, etc. No videos or cassettes.

Family Violence
510 East Washington
Riverton, WY
(307) 856-0942
The following Phone Numbers belong to the 24-hour crisis lines in:
(307) 856-4734 Riverton
(307) 332-7215 Lander
(307) 488-2512
About the program: Provides 24 hour crisis line, trained volunteer advocates, victim support, referral programs, community education programs, training programs and workshops. Free and confidential services.

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Rock Springs
Western Wyoming Family Planning.
They offer services in 7 counties of western WY.
The contact would be: Sherry Reddick at Western Wyoming Family Planning
809 Thompson Street
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 362-6813

Vista Bible Church Clothes Closet
316 B Street
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 362-1241
About the program: Clothing and household items available to low income people.

Resident Council
233 C Street
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 352-1471
About the Program: Provides coats and gloves to people in need.

Disease Intervention
809 Thompson, Suite C
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 362-9182
About the program: Communicable Disease information and investigation, including HIV/AIDS counseling and testing.

UPLIFT - Southwest
605 Midway
Rock Springs, WY 82901
About the program: Provides information, support, educational conferences, referral services and advocacy with schools and agencies to parents of children with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders including ADHD.

UW Educational Opportunity Center - Sweetwater Co
P.O. Box 428 Box A-670
Rock Springs, WY 82902
(307) 382-1818 (Rock Springs)
(307) 875-4440 x818 (Green River)
About the program: Testing and working with prospective students helping them decide on college careers assisting with transfers to other colleges, helping with college entry admissions, financial aid, vocational testing and GED. Provides a support system for adults returning to school, low income, and first generation.

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The Salvation Army
150 S. Tschirgi
P.O. Box 2011
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-2444

Thrift Shop
956 Coffeen
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-2901

Lunch Together Program
C/O 1st Congregational Church
100 West Works
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-6795
About the program: Soup Kitchen

Holy Name Thrift Shop
345 East Burkett
Sheridan, WY 82801
About the program: Use clothing and some (very little) furniture for sale.

Sheridan County Community Health Service
297 South Main Street
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-5169
About the program: Provides Immunizations for Children and Adults, Home Visiting Program, Parenting Classes, intake applications for Child Heath Insurance Programs, Dental Health Programs. Many other services are available.

Park Place
219 Coffeen
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 673-1920
Provides residential and day treatment programs teaching transitional life skills to teenage girls.

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NOWCAP Services - Hot Springs Co
317 south 6th Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443
(307) 864-5544
About the program: Services include the Food Pantry, America the Beautiful Fund seeds for gardening for people with limited income, CSSBG Discretionary Grant emergency utility to low income households, and weatherization assistance. Some furnace repairs, health and safety checks for proper ventilation, wiring, etc. and tuning/adjusting the heating system. Weatherization eligibility is established through the NOWCAP, LIEAP office.

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Goshen County Youth Alternative Program
2125 East A Street
Torrington, WY 82240
(307) 532-7784
About the program: A community service work program, referral for therapy if needed, parent classes, youth group, jail removal for juveniles, staff secure attendant care, shelter care, short term holding, transportation, home detention, and school monitoring.

UW Educational Opportunity Center - Goshen Co
3200 West C Street
Torrington, WY 82240
(307) 532-8317
About the program: Services to adults considering entering post secondary education.

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United Methodist Women's Food Bank
310 2nd Street
Upton, WY 82730
(307) 468-2348
About the program: Distributes food and commodities, clothing, and household items to people in need.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors
1551 Oak Street
Wheatland, WY 8201
(307) 322-2236
About the program: Food bank services. Distributes commodities on the first Friday of each month. Provides Thanksgiving food baskets to the needy and senior busses.

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Cloud Peak Foundation
1300 Coburn Ave.
Worland, WY 82401
(307) 347-8411
About the program: Program Provides the following Child and adult Waiver Services: Case Management, targeted case Management, Initial and Subsequent Assessments, Psychological services, Specialized Medical Equipment, new and existing Psychological services, specialized Medical Equipment, Initial and subsequent. Provider is willing to work with people with high medical needs; is willing to work with people who have behavioral difficulties; does have flexible hours of operation. Services are provided in the individual's home, provider's home and in the community. The providers home is not wheelchair accessible and is not smoke free.
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