Empowering Organizations Who Help People
Since 2017, our direct services have been coordinated with organizations and agencies that offer low-income families in Park County, Wyoming. In 2019, we began coordinating these services with Hot Springs County organizations and agencies. We coordinate services with local case managers and social workers to provide their low-income clients with one-stop-help. Each year we provide assistance in the form of rent, utilities, motel stays, employment, and education support to over 300 individuals through this program.
The Coronavirus pandemic required some adjustments, simplified procedures, & re-deploying emergency resources to address COVID-19 community needs. We continuously pursue all options to effectively serve as many clients in need with the amount of funding granted to each project in Park and Hot Springs Counties. We have created a new Case Management Portal that is password protected to give our community partners access remotely to Park County and Hot Springs County Help.
Our Current “Help” Programs
This is a referral-based program. Services are coordinated between YCAN, Park County Court Supervised Treatment Program, Heritage Health Center, Crisis Intervention, and others.
This is a referral-based program. Services are coordinated between YCAN, The Help Center at Common Ground, Hope Agency, and others.
The Yellowstone Country Assistance Network will process application requests and provide funding to eligible low-income households referred by our community partners in Park and Hot Springs County. The Community Needs Assessment Addendum determined allowable grants-in-aid services provided by the Wyoming Community Services Program. Services include COVID-19 Impact Response in rent, deposit, utility, medical, mental health, and healthcare assistance. To avoid duplication of services, applicants must have a COVID-19 related need; apply for other federally funded COVID-19 assistance first, such as the Wyoming Housing Emergency Housing Program, LIEAP COVID-19 Relief, Energy Share of Wyoming COVID-19 Relief. Funds may also be used to respond to future impacts of COVID-19 and agency capacity building to prevent and respond to future effects of COVID-19.
YCAN Help CARES/CSBG COVID-19 Impact Response
Provide Linkages and Agency Capacity building enhancing poverty-fighting efforts, preventing, preparing for, and responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic within the community. This is an online resource guide that helps community members find the resources they need to address the impacts of COVID-19. When all the resources have been exhausted we have a temporary fund to provide low-income community members in Park and Hot Springs Counties.