Community COVID-19 Resources
The resources included in this post are for informational purposes only and should not be considered a referral, endorsement of citizens, services, or agencies by the Yellowstone Country Assistance Network. Yellowstone Country Assistance Network asks that you contact these organizations directly for services, questions, comments, or concerns.
During emergency and disaster situations, low-income members may be disproportionately affected. As a community service, YCAN works to coordinate with local agencies to provide linkages to community resources and e-resources we have listed. The resources listed are intended to increase individuals’ and families’ ability to prepare for, respond to, or recover from local, state, or national emergencies as they arise.
COVID Resources By Telephone
If you need to speak with someone regarding COVID-19 resources in your community, YCAN encourages you to call Wyoming 2-1 1; that is what they do best! Wyoming 2-1-1, in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, is actively responding to the Coronavirus. If you would like personal assistance, dial 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
COVID In-Person Resources
Individuals who seek help with financial resources can visit a One-Stop in Park or Hot Springs County. They will help assess and organize your needs and ensure you get linked to the services you need. This also helps to prevent duplication of services within YCAN’ss service area.
- Park County Residents apply at the First Stop of Park County (307) 269-6706
- Hot Springs County Residents use The Help Center (307) 864-3851
Statewide COVID-19 Assistance
Homeowners Assistance Fund
Are you a Wyoming homeowner who has fallen behind on mortgage payments, utility bills, or other housing-related costs? The Wyoming Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program focuses on helping Wyoming homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and meet eligibility criteria stay in their homes.
Please call the HAF Program Call Center at 1-888-996-4237 (WYO-HAFP). Starting on May 2, the center will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. MT.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Are you struggling to pay your rent or utilities? You are not alone, and it is not your fault. Because of COVID-19, many Wyoming households need a little extra help right now. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides temporary support to cover rent and utility payments for eligible families. Check now to see if your household is eligible for assistance to help pay for rent, utilities, and internet. ERAP is also open to Wyoming households without a current residence that does not have a lease/rental agreement.
Please contact the ERAP Call Center at 1-877-WYO-ERAP between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.
Need Legal Assistance (ERAP)
If facing eviction, please get in touch with Legal Aid of Wyoming. Visit www.lawyoming.org or call 1-877-432-9955 for Legal Aid. Legal Aid of Wyoming may be able to provide other legal assistance to eligible ERAP renters living in Wyoming, such as:
- Lease agreement advice/negotiation
- Eviction defense
- Disputes that could lead to eviction
- Financial issues directly related to the home you rent (disputes about security deposits, damages claims, late fees, etc.)
- Issues related to the safety of the home you rent
- Financial matters affecting your ability to maintain or obtain housing include debt collection defense; federal benefits (SSI/SSDI); employment matters (FMLA, disability accommodations); and consumer protection actions to get tenant funds lost to scams.
The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault provides legal aid services for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking; legal services are for eligible ERAP renters in Wyoming www.wyomingdvsa.org/legal-program or call The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 307-755-0992.
Housing Stability Services for Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities (ERAP)
Seniors and individuals with disabilities may require specialized services to support their ability to access and maintain housing. Wyoming Department of Health’s Aging Division administers ERAP funding for Housing stability Services. You must apply and be approved for ERAP before applying for Housing Stability Services health.wyo.gov and search for “ERAP-HSS” or call 307-777-7988.
Housing stability services include:
- Home Modifications
- Trailer/Mobile Home Repairs
- Homemaking Services
- Personal Care – Skilled Nursing Services
- Non-Medical Transportation
- Information technology hardware to facilitate telehealth
- Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
- Independent living skills
- Hoarding Services
Housing Stability Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking (ERAP)
Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking may require specialized services to support their ability to obtain and maintain safe housing. Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault can provide housing stability services for ERAP-eligible survivors, such as:
- Repairs to rental properties due to domestic violence and not covered by the landlord
- Accessibility/security services needed to obtain and maintain safe housing (cell phones, doorbell cameras, safety planning and processes, locksmith fees, security kits.)
- Transportation assistance when needed to receive or retain safe housing
- Material assistance required to receive or retain safe housing
- Housing counseling, fair housing counseling, and case management
- Application fees, background or credit check fees
- Translation and interpretation services
- Independent living skills training
Please contact Angie Fessler at the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at 307-755-5481 or email email@example.com.
Homeless Prevention Programs
The Wyoming Homeless Services Program partners with the Wyoming Homeless Collaborative to assist individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families experiencing homelessness. If you need services, please visit https://wy211.communityos.org/ for Community Resources.
Wyoming Homeless Collaborative
WCDA Homeowner Borrowers Assistance
DFS is working with the WCDA to test the application process. If you have a delinquent mortgage with the CDA, You may receive an invitation from the WCDA to apply for HAF funds to rent your mortgage if you have questions about this pilot program. Please get in touch with WCDAat HAFassistance@wyomingcda.com or DFS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Internet Assistance
Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic is a new benefit that will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, etc., to apply for this service visit their website at https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.
ERAP Internet Help
- Please apply to ERAP if you have been unable to make rent, internet, and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the ERAP Call Center at 1-877-WYO-ERAP between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.
COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits
Wyoming offers free at-home COVID-19 testing through a company called Vault Health tests are available to Wyoming residents at no cost; insurance is unnecessary Call Vault Health for your kit at 1-877-996-9000.
Food Assistance Programs
- Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program https://dfs.wyo.gov/assistance-programs/food-assistance/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/embed/#?secret=anonfXNocg
- Emergency Food and Commodity Assistance https://dfs.wyo.gov/assistance-programs/food-assistance/emergency-food-and-commodity-assistance/embed/#?secret=K9s4fR8fxf
- Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer(P-EBT) https://dfs.wyo.gov/assistance-programs/food-assistance/pandemic-electronic-benefit-transferp-ebt/embed/#?secret=4UY2BrdlUe
Community COVID-19 Assistance
COVID-19 Salvation Army Funds
If you are seeking help from the Salvation Army, please contact your town’s Salvation Army contact.
- Cody (307) 587-6246
- Powell (307) 899-4196
- Thermopolis (307) 864-3851
- Basin ( 307) 568-3883
COVID-19 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
- Available to Meeteetse Wyoming Residents
- St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has grant money available to help local Meeteetse residents struggling due to the Covid-19 virus.
- Contact Meeteetse Library with any questions or to pick up an application.
YCAN Park County CARES Funds
Park County Help is a partnership that provides brokerage case management and application assistance. They will submit an application to YCAN for eligible Park County residents who we can help by giving COVID-19 impact financial aid for low-income Park County Residents.
- Apply with First Stop of Park County
- 1735 Sheridan Ave, Suite 205, Cody, WY
- Cody Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- St. Johns Episcopal Church 308 Mountain View Powell, WY
- Powell Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- (307) 296-6706
YCAN Hot Springs County CARES Funds
Hot Springs Help is a partnership that provides brokerage case management and application assistance. They will submit an application to YCAN for eligible Hot Springs County residents who we can help by providing COVID-19 impact financial aid for low-income Hot Springs County Residents.
- Apply with The Help Center at Common Ground
- Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00 noon – 3 p.m.
- Address: 124 North 5th Street, Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443
- Phone: (307) 864-3851