Building Communities Changing Lives
Yellowstone Country Assistance Network is recognized by the community as an organization that builds communities by creating opportunities and provide innovative programs and services that change the lives of those facing poverty in Northwest Wyoming.
At Yellowstone County Assistance Network we proudly serve the Big Horn Basin. Our service area include Park, Big Horn, Hot Springs, and Washakie Counties. The population of our service area is 54,156 in an area of 14,318 square miles. Of the 54,156 people in the Big Horn Basin we focus our services and programs on the 5,395 or 10.21% residents who are below 100% of the Federal Poverty level by bringing them services that will build communities and change the lives of individuals.
Our consumers are vulnerable to emergency situations due to their economic status. They encounter many extenuating barriers that interfere in their attempts to survive. These barriers may include such issues as: food, shelter, family, transportation, and natural disasters. They need case management to evaluate their situations and help them overcome their hurdles.
Our Community Services
- The Community Assistance Program is designed to provide temporary assistance for those experiencing a temporary emergency. Our services are funded by Federal grants, and partnering agencies. Our objective is self-sufficiency with every life we change. The YCAN Community Assistance Program services are available until funds are depleted.
- Community Connections Program is online community we sources; at YCAN we connect the community with the services they need to overcome their barriers. We offer numbers online resources and links to statewide programs. We evaluate the immediate needs of of Community Assistance Program consumers and provide them with resources and referrals to meet their immediate short-term needs.
- Community Youth Scholarships Program is for youth unable to participate in Summer Education Programs, Summer Youth Recreational Activities, ad Before and After School Activities due to their economic status.
- YCAN uses Federal CSBG grants which require us to collect data and income verification on all applicants for our Community Services. Programs are available one time per household per grant cycle October 1-September 30; and household may only apply two times every five years.
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