Community Assistance Resources

Help Center at Common Ground

124 North 5th Street Thermopolis, WY 82443.  Phone: (307) 864-3851

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00 noon – 3 pm

  • Our purpose is to provide information and communication, computer, internet, phone, copier, and faxing services.

  • Help filling out forms, advice, a cup of coffee and a friendly face are always on the menu.

  • One on one tutoring, books and materials for the Wyoming High School Equivalency Test (Hset), and free transportation to the testing site.

  • Free boxes of emergency food.

 
Hands Across the Saddle


PO Box 129, Greybull, Wyoming 82426
We are a non-profit organization founded by Beverly and Wilford Brimley.  Our Mission is to help our friends and neighbors when they need a little “hand up”! We have assisted folks with paying rent, small medical bills, or even food for their family when life has thrown them a curve ball.  GBC will NO LONGER be handing out HATS APPLICATIONS, they will also NO LONGER be taking phone calls regarding applications. Applications for assistance will be mailed out on request, or emailed out as well. If you have turned in an application, DO NOT CALL, the group will contact you, they meet the first Wednesday of each month, applications are considered at that meeting,

 
Wyoming Rapid Response Fund

The Wyoming Rapid Response Fund was created through a partnership with a regional foundation to fulfill their passion of providing emergency assistance such as food and clothing, rent and utilities payments, transportation and funeral expenses for families and individuals in financial need.  Assistance through Rapid Response allows individuals to maintain their independence and end their downward spiral toward increased need. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies partners with law enforcement, congregations and many human service groups to identify Wyoming residents who find themselves in emergency situations.  The Wyoming Rapid Response Fund is administered by Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, and serves all counties in Wyoming.  Clients must be referred by a case manager for this program. Case Managers referral information contact:  307-672-0475.

 
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The SSVF Program provides eligible veteran families with outreach, case management, assistance obtaining VA benefits, other supportive services and financial assistance. Serving veterans from the entire states of Montana & Wyoming. Rent/Utility assistance, Rental/Utility deposits, Motel Bill Payment Assistance, Car repair, Bus Ticket, Household goods and food Connection to VA resources/benefits.
Call 1.844.4.VOA
https://www.voanr.org/pre-qualify 
https://www.voanr.org/homeless-veterans-reintegration-program 

 
Modest Needs Grants

Self-Sufficiency Grants to assist individuals and families who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance but who, all the same, are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial catastrophe that leading to homelessness. http://www.modestneeds.org

 
Council on Community Services

One-Time Emergency Assistance for Powell Residents Only Powell Police Department 250 N. Clark Street Powell, WY

(307) 754-2212

 

Yellowstone Country Assistance Network
Community Assistance Programs

Bundled Services (Health, Housing, Employment, Education, Services Supporting Multiple Domains)

Open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9am to 12pm  or by appointment 

We provide self-sufficiency programs and services to assist individuals and families who, because they are working and live just below the poverty level,  are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial emergency.  Eligible families below 125% of the federal poverty level may receive outreach, case management, assistance obtaining benefits, other supportive services and limited financial assistance. We are currently serving eligible families in Big Horn, Park, Hot Springs, and Washakie counties in Wyoming.  The purpose of our services is to promote economic stability and transition out of poverty therefore services are available one time per year, no more than two times in five years, unless enrolled in a case management program with one of our community partners.

Services are provided on a first come first serve basis.  Please understand this is not an emergency assistance program and the application process and processing time may take up to 10 days for payment to be submitted to the landlord, our payment process does not allow for same day requests.  Please don’t put us in the position of calling or applying the day a bill is due, as we will not be able to accommodate the request.

Our community self help resource center is available both online and at our Greybull center providing the community with resources they need to overcome the barriers keeping them in poverty.  We serve as a clearinghouse on available resources, print applications, lending library (budgeting, finance, social security benefits, disability, employment, resume writing, poverty, health, education, etc), wifi, printing, copying, faxing, and other services. 

Eligible customers may receive case management, affordable housing coaching, help completing applications, identification documentation, etc. 

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