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Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc.
756 Gilchrist
P.O. Box 94
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: (307) 322-5553
Fax:     (307) 322-3283
 
State Resources
 
Wyoming Home Page - the state-specific information below was obtained from the pages on this site.
 
Abuse
 
Adult Abuse-Individuals age eighteen and older who have been subjected to a persistent pattern of physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment by their caretakers, spouses, partners, or other family members or who have been sexually assaulted by a family member, acquaintance or stranger either as adults or as children.
 
 
Child Abuse- Trauma to a child by a parent, guardian, or other family or extended family member or anyone else who is in a position of power over the child. The abuse may consist of abandonment, neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
 
 
Counseling, Domestic Abuse- Emotional support and problem-solving assistance to help abused persons or abusers achieve and maintain the skills to cope with their problems in order to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse.
 
Protection & Advocacy Pgms -Programs that provide investigation and intervention services to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.
 
Rape Services -Services for people who have experienced sexual assault as an unwilling, non-consenting victim, adult or child.
 
Sexual Abuse/Assault - Resources for individuals who have been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted.
 
Shelter, Women - Emergency shelter for women who have been subjected to domestic abuse. May include the children.
 
Shelter, Youth/Kids - Emergency shelter for children who have been subjected to child abuse or domestic abuse.
 
Adult Day Care
 
Adult Day Care Providers-Personal care for dependent adults in a supervised, protected setting during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include social, recreational, and developmental activities.
 
Adult Day Care, $-Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential adult day care services.
 
Board & Care Facilities-Programs which provide meals, house keeping or laundry services, supervision of self administration of medications and a safe and sanitary living environment. Do NOT provide nursing services.
 
ALF/Nursing Homes
 
Assisted Living Facility-Housing in a group setting for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, or other populations in apartment style buildings, communal homes, condominiums, etc. Residents are provided non-medical support which allows an independent, non-institutionalized lifestyle.
 
There are three State run institutions:
Assisted living facilities
The Wyoming Pioneer Home located in Thermopolis is an assisted living facility founded as a Home for the care and maintenance of senior residents of Wyoming who are challenged in the aging process. 141 Pioneer Home Drive,Thermopolis, WY  82443-2451, Phone: 307-864-3151
 
Nursing Home
The Wyoming Retirement Center is a Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans' Administration certified long term, convalescent, and respite care facility established to meet the needs of Wyoming's elderly and disabled citizens. Located at 890 HWY 20 South, Basin, WY  82410 Phone: 307-568-2431
 
Skilled Nursing Facility -Health care facilities  that provides intensive nursing services as well as supportive services for people who require continuous inpatient care but who are not in an acute phase of the illness or condition.
 
Advocacy
 
 
Aging/Elder
 
Respite Caregiver-The Family Caregiver Respite Program serves the caregiver population in a 50 mile radius around Riverton, Casper and Cheyenne who is responsible for a functionally dependent older adult.   Respite care for family of elderly, chronically ill or hospice patients, light housekeeping, assist with personal care and nutrition, individualized training to families and more. The recipient is someone who is unable to perform at least two activities of daily living or due to cognitive or other mental impairment, requires substantial supervision.
 
Assisitve Technologies
 
Adaptive Aids Provider-Providers (retail, loan and trial) of equipment and other devices specially designed for people with various impairments. This may include aids for mobility, hearing, sight, exercise, entertainment, etc.
 
Advocacy, Assistive Technology-Interceding on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services to which they are entitled, or seeking to influence legislation in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific goals.
 
Augmentative Communication systems including gesture systems, communication boards, computer-based systems and other aids which have digitized or synthesized speech output that can be used by individuals who do not have fully functional speech even after correction.
 
Assistive Technology-By State click on Wyoming to learn about WY demonstration center located in Laramie. 
 
Assistive Tech., Evaluation-Programs that assess the current ability to function of people who have disabilities and prescribe or recommend the most appropriate assistive technology product to meet their individual needs including communication/learning aids, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids and/or visual/reading aids.
 
Assistive Tech., Equipment-Programs that sell assistive technology products on a retail or discount basis.
 
Assistive Tech., $-Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential assistive technology.
 
Assistive Tech., Information-Programs that provide information and referrals about adaptive equipment and other aids, include devices to aid mobility, hearing, sight, exercise, recreation, etc.
 
Assistive Tech., Repairs-Maintenance and repair services for individuals whose cognitive/learning aids, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/
seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids, visual/reading aids or other assistive aids are broken and who cannot afford to pay to have them fixed.
 
Independent Living Svcs, $ Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to independent living services.
 
Independent Living Svcs -Programs that offer a wide variety of independent living services for severely disabled individuals with the objective of helping them to function more independently in family and community settings and to secure and maintain appropriate employment. Includes programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through counseling, instruction, experience and practice; or through the use of assistive devices
 
Lifts (Wheelchair), Provider - Lifts, transfer boards and other devices which help people who have physical disabilities move into and out of their vehicles, wheelchairs and other mobility systems.
 
Medical Supplies/Equipt., $ - Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential medical supplies and equipment.
 
Medical Supplies/Equipt. - Programs that provide necessary medication, sickroom equipment, medical bandages, respiratory aids and other medical supplies that are required by people who are convalescing following surgery or illness.
 
 
Therapeutic Equipment-A lending library of therapeutic equipment has been established at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander in the memory of Anna Maria Weston. If you have need to borrow or have items that you wish to donate please contact the Center at  1-800-294-1888 or e-mail:  vwrigh@state.wy.us
 
Speech Aid Providers - Equipment or other products which enhance the ability of people who are nonvocal or have speech impairments to communicate.
 
Wheelchair Services - Special chairs with large wheels, some of which are power driven, that are used to transport patients or to provide increased mobility for people who are partially paralyzed or otherwise unable to walk. Also included are other types of personal wheeled transportation such as the Amigo (tm).
 
Case Managment/HELP
 
Case Management -Programs that develop case plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability or other difficulties, are unable to arrange for services on their own behalf; which assess the individual's needs; coordinate the delivery of needed services; ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan; and follow up and monitor progress to ensure that services are having an impact on the problem.
 
Caregiving
 
Adult Home and Community-Based Waiver Program (307) 777-7115. Services are provided to keep developmental disabled adults in Wyoming communities. Vocational and residential services are also provided to individuals with milder challenges.
 
Adult Waiver Service Provider-Programs that provide services under the Medicaid Adult Waiver.
 
Brain Injury Services-Services for people who have any of a variety of conditions that are characterized by significant destruction of brain tissue and resultant loss of brain function which include Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, post infection damage, brain tumors and permanent damage that occurs as a result of seizures, substance toxicity or other disorders.
 
Brain Injury Assc. of Wyoming-Statewide information and referral is available on brain injury issues such as therapy services, rehabilitation, educational materials, financial resources, and prevention. Information is centralized to help families or other involved individuals access services which are available in the most time-efficient and stress reducing methods possible. 
 
Home Health Care, $- these programs provides funding, funding strategies, or sliding fee scale to aid in obtaining home health care.
 
Home Health Services-is a Medicaid program that provides services to persons in their homes under a physicians plan of care.
 
Home Health Care Services- Programs that provide medical care to elderly, disabled, ill or convalescing individuals in their own homes.
 
Senior Companion Program-Companions serve adults, 21 years of age or older, in need of assistance by providing companionship, escorting to appoint-ments, assisting with shopping and errands, providing respite care, client advocacy home management and more. No charge for service and no income eligibility requirements.
 
Respite Care, $ - Programs that provide funding, funding strategies, sliding fee scale or other assistance with respite care.
 
Respite Care Services - Programs that provide temporary substitute living arrangements or temporary caregivers for dependent people in order to provide regular caregivers with a brief period of relief or rest.
 
Children
 
ADHD Services-Services for people who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a disorder of childhood and adolescence that is characterized by inappropriate inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Symptoms typically worsen in situations like the classroom that require sustained focus and self-application, and may be absent when the child is in a new or one-to-one situation.
 
 
Trena Primavera (307) 777-3733.
Supports the Wyomings Youth Improvement Plan by facilitating and partnering with various youth issue task forces Youth (i.e. Suicide Prevention and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention).
 
1-800-438-5795 or (307) 777-7941
A Program for Wyoming Children with Special Health Care Needs Providing:  Coordination of care-assisting families get services needed within the state or community. Referrals to Parent Support Groups.Limited financial assistance for limited medical conditions and diseases. Specialty care clinics. Funds for translation services required by CSH clients. For information visit the Wyoming Public Health Nursing website.
 
Jason's Friends Foundation -Established to assist families whose children are suffering with brain or spinal cord tumors and other childhood cancers by providing advocacy, helping hands, and encouragement in the face of despair.  Some of the daily purchasing and delivery, housecleaning, laundry, yard work,  running errands, babysitting etc..  The Foundation also provides a primary family advocates.
1022 East 2nd Street
Casper, WY 82601
Phone:  (307) 235-3421 or (307) 235-2701
 
Parent Information Center (PIC) -serves the parents of children with disabilities or with special needs ages birth through 21.  PIC can be of help to you if you need information about special education or other services for your child, support at an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, your child is having problems at school, if your child has been diagnosed with a disability or chronic illness and if you would like to connect with another parent who has experienced similar challenges. PIC has a database of designated supporting parents in nearly every community in Wyoming. 
5 North Lobban
Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: (307) 684-2277 or 684-2278
Toll-free:  1-800-660-9742
URL:  www.wpic.org 
 
State Respite Program: Provides a rest for parents apart from their children who have developmental disabilities birth through 20 years of age. Contact: Tammy Keney, Phone: (307) 777-3443. Parents: The Application Process
 
UPLIFT -Wyoming's Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Healt, provides education, advocacy, information and referral for children and youth who struggle with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders.  UPLIFT administers the Wyoming Attention Camp Program, a two-week day camp for children ages 6-11 who have been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 
200 West 17th, #310
P.O. Box 664
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Toll-free 1-888-875-4383
E-mail: 
Uplift@uplift-wyoming.com
 
Wish Fulfillment Programs - Wyoming programs that provide support for children or adults who are terminally or gravely ill by granting one wish which might be a trip to Disneyland, an opportunity to meet a film star or sports personality, a reunion with family members or other similar desire.
 
WIND Family Support Network-a statewide organization of Parent Coordinators who are parents of children with disabilities of all ages.  Coordinators assist parents by providing the support and information necessary to make informed decisions for their children.
110 East 5th Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Toll-free: 1-800-567-9376
Contact: Carla S. Jackson
 
Youth Services - Programs that provide a therapeutic living environment in a community-based facility for emotionally disturbed, severely learning disabled, delinquent, predelinquent and/or abused children and youth who, because of their problems, are unable to adjust to other placements.
 
Dental
 
Casper-Health Care for the Homeless Clinic-clinics offer basic medical services to homeless individuals and their families. Care provided is primary, preventive, limited dental, limited vision and medication. Mental health and substance abuse counseling are provided on site through Central Wyoming Counseling Center.
 
Landers-Visions -Long-term care and rehabilitation services for individuals with Acquired Brain Disorder (brain disorder beginning after age 21). Specific therapies include physical, occupational, speech, aquatic, and hippo (equestrian). Services includes behavior management training, ADL (Activities of Daily Living) skill training, cognitive rehabilitation training, vocational opportunities, and medical/dental services.
 
Disabilities
 
ADA Help-Assists individuals, businesses and agencies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
Advocacy, Disability-Interceding on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services to which they are entitled, or seeking to influence legislation in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific goals.
 
Assessments/Evaluations -Programs that utilize one or a combination of diagnostic tools to evaluate a particular disease or condition. The purpose of screening is to identify people who have a potential problem and refer them for early diagnosis and treatment and, where possible, to provide preventive or ameliorative measures. Other evaluations included determing proper adaptive aids and equipment to improve quality of life.
 
Clothing, Adapted- Clothing that has been especially designed for individuals who have physical disabilities.
 
Rehabilitation Services -Programs that provide a comphrensive combination of treatment and education services which are designed to restore maximum functioning, a sense of well-being and a personally satisfying level of independence for individuals who have temporary or permanent disabilities.
 
Transportation, Accessible - Specialized transportation provided to seniors and persons with disability
 
Financial
 
Counseling, $- Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential counseling services.
 
Debt Management- Programs that provide direct advice and guidance regarding money management techniques and debt consolidation and/or repayment programs for people who are having difficulty budgeting their money and meeting necessary monthly expenses.
 
Emergency, $- Provision of cash or vouchers to purchase needed items, pay rent or utilities, etc., usually given on a one-time-only or short-term basis for those in financial distress.
 
Energy, $- Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are unable to pay their enerey bills or make deposits on their utilities or which offer special services which support people's ability to make utility payments.
 
Food, $- Programs that seek to meet the basic nutritional needs of the community by providing improved access to free or low-cost food products.
 
Food Stamps- A federally-funded program that enables low-income and indigent households to obtain food stamp coupons which can be exchanged in nearly all grocery stores for food.
 
Furniture, $- Programs that provide furniture to people who cannot afford to purchase clothing at retail prices.
 
Health Care, Travel, $-Organizations that help with costs of transportation or lodging for individuals who must travel long distance to obtain health care. Help is often extended to family members.
 
Health Care, Women, $- Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that women who have low-income or are indigent individuals have access to essential health care.
 
Health Care, Youth/Kids, $- Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that children who have low-income or are indigent individuals have access to essential health care.
 
Homemaker Services, $- Program provides funding, funding strategies, or sliding fee scale to aid in obtaining homemaker services.
 
Household Supplies, $- Programs that provide household goods to people who cannot afford to purchase clothing at retail prices.
 
Housing, $ -Specialized housing programs for low-income individuals and families including programs providing, subsidy, rehabilitation, modification, loans, weatherization, etc.
 
LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program):   Crisis Assistance: is a once per program year benefit available to eligible clients who are facing an emergency situation: A life or health threatening situation, deposit funds for a fuel hook-up or to avoid a shut-off, or a heating system failure during winter months are considered crisis situations. The benefit amount is based on the amount needed to resolve the crisis up to a maximum of $400. Applications for Crisis Assistance are accepted until March 15 of the program year. Payments are made directly to the fuel provider. To apply for Crisis Assistance you must FIRST complete the LIEAP Application (choose from the options below),and then complete the additional Crisis Application (hardcopy only).  Heating Assistance or LIEAP is paid for the months of November through May. Applications are accepted beginning the first working day in October through the last working day of February of the program year. Benefits are based on household size, household income and the type of fuel used as the primary heating source. Payments are made directly to the fuel provider. Print Application Instructions, Print Application, Print Crisis Application(all 3 require Adobe Acrobat Reader)
 
Living Skills, $ - Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential living skills services.
 
Loan Closets- Programs that enable individuals who have physical or sensory limitations to borrow the assistive technology products they require at no charge. Loans may be long or short-term in nature and the devices are returned once the agreed-upon period of time has elapsed.
 
Meals on Wheels - Programs that prepare and deliver regular hot meals to people who are unable to shop for and/or prepare the food for themselves or to travel to a site where a meal is served.
 
Rental, $ -Programs that help with rental payments for people who are unable to make the payments or who are at risk of eviction and who qualify for this service on the basis of income or need. Assistance is usually limited perhaps to no more then help for one month.
 
Soup Kitchens -programs that provide meals in a central location for indigent people who are hungry.
 
Tax Help - Programs that provide advice and guidance for people who need to understand the tax laws as they relate to individuals in their situation, who need copies of tax forms or who need assistance in completing and filing their income tax returns.
 
Tax Rebate to Elderly and Disabled Program: (307) 777-6794 Applications must also be postmarked no later than August 29 to be considered. When applying, applicants must have documen-tation verifying age, disability, and income. Determination of eligibility will be made by the Wyoming Department of Health, and checks are mailed directly to eligible applicants around December 20.
 
Telephone, $ - Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are unable to pay their utility bills or make deposits on their utilities or which offer special services which support people's ability to make utility payments.
 
Transportation, $ - Program provides funding, funding strategies, sliding fee scale or other assistance with transportation and/ or emergency travel.
 
Weatherization Assistance-the Wyoming State plan allocates 15% of the base LIEAP grant to address weatherization needs. Eligibility criteria are the same as for LIEAP and the application is the same. Applications for weatherization are accepted throughout the program year. There is no cost to the client for weatherization services.
 
Utilities, $ -Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are unable to pay their utility bills or make deposits on their utilities or which offer special services which support people's ability to make utility payments
 
 
 
 
Special Notices
Check HDSA's HD National Events Calendar for current events in your area.

Support Groups
Meetings
 
No Support Group Meetings listed. 
Call:  (303) 321-5503
 
Wyoming Non-HD Specific Caregiver Support - other excellent resources in the state providing Caregiver and related type support.
 
Support Gp, Caregivers-Group providing support to people who have assumed responsibility for attending to the needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves.
 
Support Gp, Disability - Group for those who are physically or mentally challenged for any of a variety of reasons.
 
 
State Resources continued
 
Genetics
 
Genetics Services -Advice for parents who are concerned about the occurrence or recurrence of hereditary problems or abnormalities in their offspring or for those who need information about their own prospects for health.
 
Homes
 
Group Home, Disability-Program which provides an alternative living environment for people who have a disability and are unable to live on their own or with their own family for a variety of reasons.
 
Group Home, Youth- Program which provides an alternative living environment for youth and children who
are unable to live on their own or with their own family for a variety of reasons.
 
Residential, Disability Serv. -Programs that provide a therapeutic living environment in community-based facilities for individuals who have a disability of other health or mental health problems and who require a structured, supervised program.
 
Hospice
 
Hospice Care- Wyoming Hospice programs that provide supportive services for people who are terminally ill and in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Hospices provide palliative care including skilled nursing, personal care, social work, bereavement support, and pastoral counseling. Some provide physical therapy, physician & pharmaceutical services. Most Hospices accept Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and private payments accepted; No one is refused based on inability to pay.
 
 
Also provides a ten-bed inpatient facility with 24-hour nursing.
 
 
 
 
Support groups and medical equipment available to both terminal and non-terminal patients. Also has a loan-closet (cost-free) for Albany County residents who are in need of (temporary) medical equipment loans, such as beds, toilet risers, shower/lift chairs, transfer boards, etc. Items must be returned when no longer needed, clean and in good working order.
 
 
 
 
Torrington-Special Touch Family Program; Provides palliative (comfort) care for terminally ill people in conjunction with Prairie Haven Hospice, Scottsbluff, NE. Utilizes volunteers, medical care is not provided.
 
Insurance
 
Consumer Assistance-Consumer complaint form, consumer complaint statistics, Wyoming buyers guides to medicare supplement and long-term care insurance, a consumer's guide to getting and keeping health insurance, auto insurance publications, senior citizen information, information on the Wyoming Health Insurance Pool and the Wyoming Life and Health Guaranty Fund
 
Funeral Home Trusts-Download forms for funeral homes that sell pre-arranged funeral service contracts or that have a privately-owned cemetery
 
Insurance-1-800-856-4398
Wyoming State Health Insurance Information Program (WSHIIP). Trained counselors promote consumer understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare supplement and long-term care insurance.
 
Insurance Help - Programs that provide a variety of supportive services for individuals who need help with health insurance.
 
Kid Care: Patti Guzman (307) 777-7566. Wyoming Kid Care,  provides health care benefits for income qualified uninsured children. Applications for Kid Care may be obtained by calling 1-888-996-8786.
 
Medicaid: Iris Oleske-State Medicaid Agent Phone: (307) 777-7531. To register for access to Provider Services, visit our New Users area and complete the online enrollment process.
 
 
Medicaid Help - A federal program administered by the county that provides comprehensive medical benefits for low-income people whose resources are within allowable limits.
 
Medicaid Waiver Eligibility - Agencies which process eligibility for programs administered by the state under a special agreement with the federal government to provide assistance to ensure that individuals with low income who have serious disabilities have access to essential medical services.
 
Medicaid Waiver Eligibility DD-Agencies which process eligibility for programs administered by the state under a special agreement with the federal government to provide assistance to ensure that children with developmental disabilities have access to essential medical services.
 
Medicaid Providers Search-provides access to information on Medicaid Waiver Providers in Wyoming. Provides parents and guardians an easy, straightforward way to find out about waiver providers in their area. Please note: Providers are included in this listing on a voluntary basis. As such, this listing does not substitute for the complete list maintained by DDD.
 
Wyoming Medicaid - Your guide to Wyoming Medicaid (Title 19) services explains what Medicaid is and how it works. When you need medical care, use this booklet to find out if Medicaid will cover the services.
 
Medicare+ Choice in Wyoming- In Wyoming, the only choice available for beneficiaries to help fill in the gaps is supplemental insurance. Medicare is encouraging companies to offer the other options, such as HMOs, MSAs, PSOs, etc., but again, as of now supplemental insurance (Medigap) is the only choice available in Wyoming. For an explanation or address of insurance companies that carry Medicare Supplement "Medigap" Insurance or Long-Term Care Insurance click on either title.
 
Medicare Help - federally-funded programs in Wyoming that provides hospital and medical insurance for people age 65 and older, for qualified disabled people and for insured workers and their dependents.
 
SSI - Supplemental Security Income. A federal income maintenance program that provides basic financial assistance in the form of a monthly check for people who are age 65 and older, blind or disabled and who have little or no income and resources.
 
The Wyoming Covering Kids Project is the outreach component to the Wyoming Kid Care and Medicaid for Children health insurance programs for children.
 
Legal
 
 
Consumer Help- Programs that provide direct advice and guidance and/or educational materials for consumers who need assistance in managing their financial resources, evaluating competitive products and services and choosing the most favorable option, understanding their rights as consumers and seeking redress when they believe their rights have been violated.
 
Legal Help - Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income and indigent individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.
 
 
Locators
 
Civic Groups Clubs, associations and other voluntary organizations whose members are concerned with the general welfare of the community and enhancing the life of its citizenry.
 
Clothing, $- Programs that provide personal apparel to people who cannot afford to purchase clothing at retail prices.
 
Complaint Investigation- Agency (state or federal) which investigates consumer complaints.
 
Counseling, Crisis- Emotional support and problem-solving assistance to help those in acute emotional distress achieve and maintain a state of emotional stability and the skills to cope with immediate demands.
 
Counseling, Health Problems- Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance through a variety of modalities for individuals who are concerned about or are suffering from any of a variety of illnesses, including those that may ultimately be fatal, or the disabling or disfiguring effects of an illness, injury or surgery.
 
County Attorney -The chief prosecuting officer for the county who is responsible for initiating charges and prosecuting people, including juveniles, who have been accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses; enforcing laws which require responsible people to support their dependents; etc
 
Crisis Intervention/Help- Immediate assistance for people who are in acute emotional distress.  Resources located throughout Wyoming counties.
 
Issuing/Maintaining/providing access to or copies of official documents that certify that an individual has died.
 
Death Services- Help with bereavement over the loss of a loved one or, in the event of terminal illness, preparation for the loss of a loved one.
 
 
Information & Referral -Programs whose primary purpose is to link people who need assistance with appropriate community resources.
 
Pathways Plus an EXCELLENT state-wide database of over 3,200 human service organizations; includes listings for state agencies, county programs, service organizations, and private practices; It is the most extensive and current collection of this type of information available. Click on the letter below that the subject begins with.
Go to: A| B| C| D| E| F| G| H| I| J| K| L| M| N| O| P| Q| R| S| T| U| V| W| X| Y| Z
 
 
 
Medication/Drugs
 
Medications, $ - Programs that pay for or provide drugs and other pharmaceuticals for people who cannot afford to purchase them at retail prices.
 
Medication Information- Programs that answer questions concerning prescription, over-the-counter or street drugs including those regarding appropriate therapeutic uses, adverse side effects, interaction/reaction with foods or other drugs, product identification and availability or equivalency, and safety etc.
 
Medication Provider- Programs that supply medication that has been prescribed as part of an individual's treatment for an illness or injury.
 
Mental Health
 
Wyoming State Hospital (307) 789-3464.
 
Advocacy, Mental Health- Interceding on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services to which they are entitled, or seeking to influence legislation in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific goals.
 
Mental Health, Youth/Kids -Programs that provide emotional support, advice and guidance for veterans who have emotional problems relating to experiences they had while in the service or who have separated from the military and are having difficulty adjusting to their civilian status.
 
Mental Health, $ - Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential mental health services.
 
Mental Health, Information-Providing information about mental health problems or services. This may be done through the provision of telephone information services, publications, or active community education programs.
 
Mental Health, Counseling-Emotional support and problem-solving assistance to help people with serious emotional or mental health problems achieve, maintain and enhance a state of well-being and the skills to cope with everyday demands.
Mental Health, Day Treatment-Programs that provide a therapeutic environment for individuals who have acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances, who do not require full-time hospital care but who can benefit from a structured environment for some portion of the day or week.

Outpatient Programs: Deferred Admissions Program - to avoid the unnecessary hospitalization of persons served by providing community housing and/or case management services to those persons who would otherwise be at risk for in-patient psychiatric hospital. Provides temporary housing while permanent living arrangements are being made.
 
Personal Services
 
Errand/Shopping Help- Programs that offer the services of individuals who are available to make short trips to purchase groceries, pick up prescriptions, withdraw or deposit money in the bank, drop or retrieve laundry and do other small tasks for people who have disabilities and frail elderly individuals who cannot leave their homes or are otherwise unable to perform these tasks for themselves.
 
Lifelines - Programs that provide devices which enable disabled individuals to contact people in another part of the house or preidentified individuals in other nearby areas in order to communicate or make a request of some kind
 
Homemaker Services- Services of trained homemakers who go into the homes of families whose routines have been disrupted by illness, disability or other problems and assume responsibility for routine household activities.
 
Personal Care, $ -Programs that provides funding, funding strategies, or sliding fee scale to aid in obtaining personal care services.
 
Personal Care Services -Assistance with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming and mouth care), clothing care, ambulation, feeding, toileting, housekeeping, food preparation and nutritional and environmental support for elderly and disabled people.
 
Personal Emergency Response - Programs that use electronic equipment to connects frail elderly individuals or people who have disabilities with participating hospitals, paramedics or other sources of emergency assistance.
 
Physicians
 
Complaints/Discipline-If a patient has a complaint, they may call the Board, toll-free at 1-800-438-5784 to discuss the matter. However, prior to opening a docket and initiating an investigation, Board rules require a written complaint naming the physician and/or PA involved, the patient and a detailed narrative describing what happened and when. The complaint must be signed and include the complaintant's address and telephone number. 
 
Physician Licensure: (307) 778-7053
Board of Medicine exists to serve and protect the public through licensing and disciplining physicians and physician assistants under the authority of the Medical Practice Act.  
 
Physician Search-Data on this site is to be used for informational purposes only. If you are seeking verification of licensure for accreditation, licensure or any other purpose, please contact the Board in writing.
 
Psychiatry Services- Programs that offer early intervention, preventive, diagnostic or treatment services, medication, case management, transitional care or other services that supplement and facilitate primary and adjunctive therapies; which offer community mental health education programs
 
Psychology Services- Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment planning services for people who are experiencing acute or chronic mental or emotional problems. Included is a continuum of assessment services ranging from a comprehensive psychological evaluation to the administration of one or a combination of psychological tests to examine a particular personality variable.
 
Therapy
 
Occupational Therapy, $ - Programs that provide funding strategies, financial assistance or offer services on a sliding scale to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential occupational therapy services.
 
Occupational Therapy Services-Programs that evaluate the task performance skills of disabled people and devise treatment programs to develop or restore the basic motor skills that are needed to engage in desired self-care, work, play or leisure time activities.
 
Speech Therapy, $ - Programs which help with the costs of speech therapy
 
Speech Therapy Services - Programs that offer individual or group therapy sessions which focus on the remediation of specific articulation problems in which speech sounds are omitted, replaced by substitute sounds or distorted; voice problems in which pitch, loudness or quality of voice is affected; or stuttering.
 
WaterTherapy Services - Programs that utilize the therapeutic properties of water to treat people who have illnesses or injuries.
 
 
Veterans

Veterans Services -Wyoming services for Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, discharge status or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law.

The Veteran's Home of Wyoming is an assisted living facility founded to meet the needs of the veterans and their spouses who have served in the armed forces of the United States. A limited number on non-veterans may also be eligible for admission The one hundred and twenty bed facility provides the resident with more than just room and board it provides the resident with a community of caring people. 700 Veterans Lane, Buffalo, WY 82834-9402 Phone:  307-684-5511

Mental Health, Veterans -Programs that provide emotional support, advice and guidance for veterans who have emotional problems relating to experiences they had while in the service or who have separated from the military and are having difficulty adjusting to their civilian status.

Vital
Birth Certificates-Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide copies of birth certificates, i.e., documents which certify the date and place of a person's birth and parentage.
 
 
Wyoming-Other Resources
 
CPR Training-Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Programs that instruct the public in the appropriate techniques for prolonging the lives of victims of heart failure until emergency medical care can be provided.
 
First Aid Training- Programs that involve the public in the basic lifesaving techniques of administering emergency assistance to injured or otherwise disabled people prior to the arrival of trained medical personnel.
 
Homeless Drop-In Center- Programs that provide a center where homeless people can spend time during the day. The center may provide counseling and/or medication monitoring on a formal or informal basis; facilities for showering, shaving, napping, laundering clothes, making necessary telephone calls or attending to other personal needs; and/or other basic supportive services.
 
Homeless Services- Programs for people who have no housing and who sleep where they can.
 
Housing, Accessible -Housing which provides accommodations for people with disabilities.
 
Housing, Shelter Programs that provide a temporary place to stay for newcomers, travelers, people who are in crisis, or homeless individuals in the community.
 
Living Skills -Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants.
 
Recreation, Accessible - Special facilities or leisure time activities for specific populations, such as people with disability.
 
Runaway Hotlines -Programs that provide telephone crisis intervention services for children and youth who have run away from or have been pushed out of their homes or who are acting out and at risk of abuse.
 
Shelter, Homeless-for men, women and children
 
Suicide Prevention - Programs which provide Hotlines or counseling focused on the prevention of suicide.
 
Terminal Illness Services - Services helping people (usually both the afflicted person and family members) deal with terminal illness.
 
Wyoming Certified Brain Injury Specialists:   CBIS is part of the Visions Progam at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander, Wyoming.  Among the CBIS program objectives:  to improve the quality of brain injury services; to develop a curriculum and a Performance Based Assessment specific to brain injury services.
 
Misc. State Support 
 
 
 
Guardianship Programs-A listing of guardianship programs in each state
 
 
 
Patient Advocate Foundation-listings by State: Ensuring equal access to health care to all Americans. Find out what is available in your community.  Information available on (to mention only a few from the entire list): Children,  Children's Health Insurance Programs, Community Referral, Disability Services, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps, Health Care, Insurance, Legal, Medication/Drug Assistance and Special Needs
 
Private Fuel Funds - There are non-federal dollars available from local fuel funds, which frequently are contributed by your neighbors when they pay their utility bill. Ask the state energy assistance office for the local phone number of the fuel fund nearest your residence.
 
 
State Resources-information or links related to Assistive Technologies, Disability Resources, Domestic Violence Legal Information, Family Legal Guides, Family Services, Guardianship Programs, Health & Human Services Quick Locators, Legal Assistance, Legal Forms - State & Federal, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver Programs, Social Security Offices, Summer Camp Programs, United Way~Local Support and more
 
United Way-Search By Zip Code will provide you with information on the United Way in your area.  If they have a website, they usually have a section called "How Do I Get Help?"  Click on it and look for their "Quick Guide" (To Human Services) for help in your area. You can print it out.  Most guides are in PDF format and are a great resources to put on your refrigerator!
 
Other Information
 
Applying For Government Benefits - resources which might help.
 
Dental-Even if you cannot pay for dental care there are ways in which to receive help. Contact the American Dental Association (ADA) (1-800-621-8099) to learn about dentists who assist individuals on fixed incomes by offering their services at reduced fees.
 
 
GovBenefits.gov is a screening tool provided by the federal government to help you find government benefits that you may be eligible to receive.
 
 
Insurance Wyoming Consumer Guide  -A Guide For Getting and Keeping Health Insurance. The Guide summarize your protections, and so may not answer all of your questions. It is not a substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice.
 
 
Prescription Drug Program I -  New in 2002, drug manufacturer's discount prescription cards. How and where to apply, eligibility, etc.

Prescription Drug Cards II
Many other resources available to help you with coverage of prescribed medication coverage