Yellowstone Country Assistance Network provides financial assistance to low-income families in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Washakie, and Hot Springs County whose household income has been below 125% of the federal poverty level for the past 30 days.
The Yellowstone Country Assistance Network has a provision in our Community Services Block Grant contract to provide emergency services to low-income individuals and families. Emergency situations include natural disasters, public health emergencies, a state of emergency, fleeing domestic violence, flood, or home fire. In some instances, Disaster Flexibilities and Waivers can be granted by the State Community Services Program in local, state, and national emergencies, but have not been enacted at this time.
We are a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2007, Yellowstone Country Assistance Network drives change with proven solutions to remove obstacles, and advance those living in poverty into economic independence—because progress for the community is progress for everyone.
We help low-income people become more self-sufficient, provide low-income people with a stake in their community; achieve partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people; increase the capacity of agencies to achieve results, and strengthen family and other support systems to help low-income people achieve their potential.
We are clearinghouse on available resources and information along with providing funding with grants available received from Federal, States, Counties, Cities and private and public non-profits to non-profit organizations to non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and social service agencies that provide programs for people living in poverty
We support workshops and training that this organization runs or co-sponsors with other organizations for organizational development, board, and staff training in the understanding and development of running an organization and programs for people living in poverty.
Our Mission: To empower people living in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming to enhance health, housing, and employment status, overcome obstacles, and end economic hardship.
Our Vision: We envision communities in the Big Horn Basin which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and in the future.
Our Values: Connect, Engage, Inspire, Impact
Our programs and services are developed with the input of the low-income residents of our service area. Programs and services must enhance health and employment status, overcome obstacles, and end economic hardship for the most vulnerable of the 5,000 residents of the Big Horn Basin who are currently living at 100% of the federal poverty level or below. Our service area spans over 14,000 square miles. Online self-help services are the most used by low-income residents.
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Our community partners provide low-income individuals with essential social services like counseling, a social worker, or case manager to create a plan to transition the family out of poverty. We work in coordination with these organizations to provide ongoing essential services supporting multiple domains to remove financial obstacles to aching economic independence.
Park County Court Supervised Treatment Program
Heritage Health Care Clinics
Domestic Violence Programs
Senior Citizen Centers