With a focus on health, education, and financial stability, United Way of Laramie County works with 20 local partners to provide funding, resources and support to help further their missions. These missions, in turn, provide the outreach and stability to our Cheyenne community when it mosts needs it.
CASA of Laramie County
The mission of CASA of Laramie County is to provide a court-appointed voice for abused and neglected children-protecting their fundamental right to be safe, treated with dignity, and the opportunity to grow in a safe environment.
HealthWorks, formerly Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center, is dedicated to providing premier medical and pharmacy services to all residents of Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming. We provide acute, chronic, and preventative health care services to our patients and strive to be “Your Health Care Home.” HealthWorks delivers high quality, culturally sensitive comprehensive primary care. Our patients and their families are at the center of everything we do. We work to promote health in body and mind. HealthWorks is building the health of our community by serving everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We partner with other community services to meet the long-term needs of our patients.
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne
The mission of Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne, Inc is to support the independence, health and well-being of individuals living in Cheyenne and Laramie County with an expressed need for nutritional support through the delivery of nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks. See them in action here!
Recover Wyoming strives to increase the occurrence and quality of long-term recovery from substance use disorder across Wyoming communities through education, advocacy, training, and peer recovery support services.
Safe Harbor, A Children’s Justice Center
We’re a comprehensive, child-focused program based in a facility that allows law enforcement, child protection professionals, prosecutors, and the mental health and medical communities to work together when intervening in child abuse cases. The main goal of all Child Advocacy Centers is to make sure that children are not further victimized by systems designed to protect them. We accomplish this by working together as a multidisciplinary team and interviewing children with trained forensic interviewers in a manner that is legally sound, following nationally accepted “best practices,” and minimizing duplicative and unnecessary interviews. Safe Harbor includes services such as supervised visitation/safe exchanges, parenting classes, and Laramie County MDT Coordination.
Wyoming 211 is a trusted and responsive provider of information, referrals and support regarding health and social services in partnership with communities. Wyoming 211 is a statewide helpline and website which provides free, confidential, health and human services information and referral.
Our mission here at the ASK (After School for Kids) Program is to provide a safe, effective, and enriching after school program. At ASK, we strive to inspire and empower youth, while also aligning with the school day, supporting families, and strengthening our community. The ASK Program utilizes many resources to provide students with exciting and educational experiences. The ASK program curriculum includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), Project Based Learning, Literacy, Social Emotional Learning along with aligning with the school day education to provide school day teachers support.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 5 through high school graduation, in communities across the country – including ours.
Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne
The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne serves children ages 6 through 18 out of our clubhouse in South Cheyenne, WY. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. At our Boys & Girls Club, members are given the opportunity to choose from a variety of different summer programs for kids that further this mission.
Foster Grandparent Program
The AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program provides opportunities for men and women 55 and older, with limited income, to serve as mentors and tutors to children in schools and other human service settings. The program helps guide students to higher academic achievement. Foster Grandparents help prepare at risk children for kindergarten, tutor students in reading and math, mentor challenged youth and serve as positive role models.
Needs Inc. provides food, essentials, and resources to Laramie County residents during their times of adversity. Today, we continue our mission to provide the most essential needs of our communities through our food pantry, clothing store, and our low cost thrift store.
Special Friends of Cheyenne Inc.
Special Friends is a youth mentoring program offered by Youth Alternatives. The program provides adult volunteer mentors for youth, ages 6 – 14 in Cheyenne and the surrounding areas. Mentors spend at least three hours a week with their mentee for a period of three to twelve months. The program has approximately 100 volunteers from all walks of life who volunteer in many capacities and are dedicated to the youth of our community.
Economic Mobility Partners
Helping Neighbors in Crisis & Strengthening Families
Climb Wyoming’s mission is for low-income single mothers to discover self-sufficiency through career training and placement. At Climb, single moms living in deep poverty find support from the first moment they connect with us through their journey to reach financial self-sufficiency as professionals in the workforce. These individual moments of success and triumph change their families’ lives and have a collective impact on our communities…and the entire state of Wyoming!
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County builds affordable housing for income qualified partner families to call home. Partner families purchase their homes by contributing 400 hours of sweat equity and with an affordable mortgage. Homeowner payments then contribute to the construction of homes for new partner families. In addition to building homes, Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County also offers Habitat Repairs, a program to assist existing low-income homeowners with repairs to keep their homes safe and secure. Supporting all of these programs is the Habitat ReStore, a home improvement outlet that sells deeply discounted tools, building materials, furniture and home decor items.
My Front Door (aka Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program)
My Front Door aka Wyoming Family Home Ownership empowers Wyoming working families to achieve successful home ownership. Once accepted to My Front Door, participants attend courses designed to understand finances and the homebuying process so they can begin to build their wealth in a sustainable, accessible manner. All participants must successfully complete a savings phase in their preparation to become homeowners. During this time, they’re able to apply what they’ve learned in program classes and stay on track. Participants continue to receive support after purchasing a home for five years. This allows homeowners to continue learning, budgeting, and planning for the future with the help of program staff and volunteers.
Economic Mobility Partners
Direct Homeless Services
Bethel Outreach Ministries
Bethel Outreach Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit, 501 (c) (3) that provides a comprehensive array of mental, emotional, and financial support services for men and women who have experienced incarceration. Even though we are a Christian ministry, we are happy to extend our services to men and women from diverse social and religious backgrounds.
It is the mission of COMEA to provide a safe, secure, and temporary shelter to men, women and children who are homeless. COMEA collaborates with community programs and resources to create opportunities for independent living.
Safehouse Services is a not-for-profit organization that operates a shelter, facilitates support groups and advocacy programs, assists with protection order filings, and provides 24-hour crisis care and safety planning. Our services are confidential, free of charge and available to anyone, including women, men, and families.
Family Promise of Cheyenne, with support from faith and community partners, offers children and their families in crisis safe shelter, resources, education, and fellowship to achieve sustainable independence. We address the issue holistically, providing prevention services before families reach crisis, shelter and case management when they become homeless, and stabilization programs once they have secured housing to ensure they remain independent.
Unaccompanied Students Initiative
The Unaccompanied Students Initiative (USI) provides a home for homeless teens that live in a variety of unsafe, temporary situations – including cars, parks, shelters, motels, and couch surfing. They provide a support system for participants in the USI program, allowing the youth to focus on obtaining their high school diploma or equivalent. USI teaches life skills, such as resume writing, budgeting, goal setting and achievement, and personal advocating, so that once students graduate from the USI program, they become productive, independent members of society. Their goal is to stop the intergenerational cycles of homelessness.