About us

Yellowstone Country Assistance Network is a grassroots non profit organization founded in 2007 by the Park County Tripartite Board. We work to support local organizations working with low-income families. Our goal is to increase their capacity.

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.

Our Mission:

In partnership with local service providers, 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 Services

Our programs and services are developed with the full participation of our volunteer board of directors, the input and evaluation from low-income residents, and community members in our service area.

Programs and services enhance health and employment status, overcome obstacles, and end economic hardship for the most vulnerable of residents of the Big Horn Basin who are currently living in poverty.

Our current service area spans over 14,000 square miles and four Wyoming Counties.

Online self-help services are the most used by low-income residents in the area.

Community Partnerships

We work with organizations providing case management to individuals and families with low income and provide them with essential services to overcome the obstacles they face. The goal is to empower particpants to enhance health, housing, and employment status, overcome obstacles, and end economic hardship.

All services are coordinated directly with the clients case manager and our office. This allows clients to have one point of contact and helps navigate the web of community resources with one person.

Our Community Partnerships

Park County Court Supervised Treatment Program

Heritage Health Care

Crisis Intervention & Hope Agency

Help Center at Common Ground

WISL

Community Assistance Program

Our community assistance program provided funds for households with low incomes in the Big Horn Basin with non-emergency essential services such as housing, utilities, health, dental, vision, transportation, education supports, employment supports and much more. The program was designed serve as as one-stop-shop to enhance health, housing, and employment status, overcome obstacles, and end economic hardship of Big Horn Basin residents. This program is currently closed to allow for COVID1-9 relief assistance.

https://ycanwyoming.com/get-help/

Clearinghouse of Resources

We are clearinghouse on available resources and information for organizations, and social service agencies that provide programs for people living in poverty.

https://ycanwyoming.com/community-resources/

Communicating Our Impact

We also regularly communicate our activities, services, and outcomes with the community via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ycanhelp/.

2019 Community Services Block Grant Results