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Community Prevention

Services are geared towards strengthening family units by helping them to build the skills and to gain the resources they need to work through crisis and the everyday challenges of raising a family.


2018 IMPACT

222

youth RECEIVED services through our crisis centers.

103

Families and clients were served through extended families.

157

students were given educational support through our A.C.E.S. Program.

1,400

Community service hours were completed by youth in the Diversion and Probation program located in Carbon County.

$33,000.00

in Educational Scholarships Was awarded to Cathedral Home for Children Alumni.

 

Family Resources


Our Crisis Centers

Located in Albany and Carbon Counties, both centers offer shelter care, family support and a 24-hour hotline. Our crisis centers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for youth between the ages of 0 to 17.

Services offered include emergency care shelter, time outs and alternative to jail and detention.

Laramie Youth Crisis Center

960 N 5th St, Laramie, WY 82072

24 Hour Hotline: (307)742-5936

Laramie Youth Crisis Center

Laramie Youth Crisis Center

Meet our LYCC team!

Carbon County Youth Crisis Center

1130 E. Daley Street, Rawlins, WY 82301

24 Hour Hotline: (307) 328-5641

Carbon County Youth Crisis Center

Carbon County Youth Crisis Center

 
 
Ashley Milliken , Carbon County Youth Crisis Center Coordinator

Ashley Milliken, Carbon County Youth Crisis Center Coordinator

 
 

If you or a child you know is talking about running away, visit 1800runaway.org/

Group Home Services

For youth that are in transition and/or are in need of further evaluation to determine an appropriate placement. Youth must be court ordered to a group home placement and while residing at our crisis shelters, they receive services based on individual needs. These services regularly include individual counseling, group counseling, and independent living services.


Our Extended Families Program

Serving Albany County and Carbon Counties, our Extended Families program provides services to meet the needs of families in the community. Services are also geared towards empowering young adults to utilize their own skills to find success in achieving independence.

Extended Families

Extended Families

 

515 south 5th street

Laramie, Wy 82070

307-742-3302

Monday-FRiday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 
 

Our Youth and Family Advocates are excited to work with you!

Extended Families helped me realize my potential as a parent and caregiver to my children. The support they provide to my family is valued and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the staff.
— Mother of five

Services Offered Include:

High Fidelity Wraparound (hfwa)

HFWA uses a family-led, strengths, and team-supported approach to address individual and family needs by utilizing natural supports.  Through community partnerships, the goal of HFWA is to empower families to gain the tools and resources needed to be able to keep youth in their community and with their family.



Case management and skills training

Helps families enhance their knowledge of community resources and gain skills necessary to access resources in the future.  Areas of focus include: physical and mental health, housing and finance, education and career attainment, pro-social activities that promote development of a healthy and natural support system, skill development in parenting and overall family functioning.



Independent Living

Facilitates assistance in life skills, housing, education, employment and more! You are eligible to be in the Independent Living program if you are between the ages of 14 and 21 and are currently, or have previously been in a court-ordered out-of-home placement between those ages. 


Diversion and Probation Program (Carbon County only)

The primary goal of the program is to divert youth from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system by providing them with opportunities to engage in pro-social activities such as volunteering in the community.Youth are referred to the program through the Carbon County Court system and may also participate in the GLOW program to receive assistance with job seeking, building a resume and filling out applications.



Albany County Expelled and Suspended Students (A.C.E.S.) Program

In partnership with the Albany County School District, A.C.E.S. is a voluntary program for families whose students have been suspended or expelled from school. It is designed to help students stay on track academically while providing support to the family. 

A.C.E.S. is facilitated by a certified teacher provided by the school district and is housed in the Laramie Youth Crisis Center.

To learn more about the A.C.E.S. Program, call 307-742-5936.

157

 

STUDENTS WERE PROVIDED SUPPORT DURING A SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION IN 2018.

 
 
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Mr. Duane Tillman

A.C.E.S. Teacher


Alumni Resources

To be eligible for services, you must be an alumni of Cathedral Home for Children.


Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to the support of many generous donors, Cathedral Home for Children alumni have access to a variety of scholarships to support continuing education.

If you are an alumni looking for financial assistance to further your education, click below to learn more and to access the online application.

Aftercare Alumni Assistance (A.A.A.)

Funded by the John P. Ellbogen Foundation, A.A.A. works to ensure the success of our alumni through financial assistance and resources. Alumni may submit applications for assistance with the following: rent, utility bills, buying groceries, medical expenses, transportation expenses and other financial crises.

If you are an alumni looking for financial assistance, click below to learn more and to access the online application.

Independent Living

Facilitates assistance in life skills, housing, education, employment and more! You are eligible to be in the Independent Living program if you are between the ages of 14 and 21 and are currently, or have previously been in a court-ordered out-of-home placement between those ages. 


Brooke Benson, Community Programs Director

Brooke Benson, Community Programs Director

Cathedral Home’s Community Programs are committed to working with youth and families to inspire hope for the future. Our community-based services prevent unnecessary out of home placements, help families develop resiliency in the midst of crisis, and assist kids and families in developing the skills necessary to succeed.
— Brooke Benson, Community Programs Director