Who We Are
Yellowstone Country Assistance Network is a Wyoming non-profit organization 501 c 3 and a Community Action Agency. We are part of a network of 1,000 local private and public, non-profit organizations across the nation that carry out the Community Action Program, which was founded by the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act to fight poverty by empowering the poor as part of the War on Poverty. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is the agencies’ core federal funding in this work.
Community Action Agencies are intended to promote self-sufficiency. The goal at Yellowstone Country Assistance Network is for individuals with low incomes to be stable and achieve economic security.
In partnership with local service providers, empower people living in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming to enhance health, housing, and employment status, overcome obstacles, and end economic hardship. -Our Mission.
What We Do
Our Self-Sufficiency programs are the heart of what we do! We partner with local agencies providing case management and coordinate services that lead to long-term self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and families.
- Park County Help programs support family stability by providing grants-in-aid as the foundation for economic security and case management from our community partners at Park County Court Supervised Treatment and Heritage Health Center to pursue positive individual and family level change.
- Hot Springs Help programs support family stability by providing grants-in-aid as the foundation for economic security and case management from our community partner at the Help Center to pursue positive individual and family level change.
The tripartite board created Yellowstone Country Assistance Network to empower organizations in the Big Horn Basin to increase their capacity while servicing local poverty needs. One of our organizational mandates is to provide a “clearinghouse on available resources,” grant funding for poverty-reducing programs to non-profits, and train non-profits working with individuals and families living in poverty. We also have a non-profit resource page and a non-profit resource center located in Greybull, Wyoming.
Our online community resources directories allow for real-time updates and promote community awareness of the programs and resources available to low-income individuals and families in the Big Horn Basin. We also partner with Wyoming 211. If you seek resources by phone, they will connect you with nonprofits and government services in your area. If you would like personal assistance, dial 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138.
Disaster Response Program (COVID-19)
This service will reopen on October 4, 2021. We apologize for the inconvenience. We need to update the application and documents to reflect income changes starting October 1, 2021.
The federal poverty guidelines for this service are changing from 200% to 125% of the Federal Poverty Level.