Causes


The Council of Community Services seeks to provide a diverse network of services for those who are in need in our community.

Community Soup Kitchen


1 in 7 Americans struggles to get enough to eat. Our Soup Kitchen program feeds around 80 community members in Campbell County everyday. In 2017 alone, we served nearly 21,000 meals to the most vulnerable individuals and families, helping to prevent malnutrition and food insecurity in our community.

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Food Pantry


Our Food Pantry Program served 1,320 households in Campbell County in 2017. We also provided 399 Thanksgiving meals to families that otherwise would not have had one. Our Annual Christmas Basket Event provided 415 families with a holiday meal in 2017 with the help of many community volunteers.

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Housing


Emergency Homeless Shelter

The Emergency Homeless Shelter (also referred to as Phase or Way Station I) is open to anyone needing a warm and safe place to stay.  The Shelter is open for check-in beginning at 5:30pm and is open 7 days a week 365 days a year.                    

Supportive Housing for Families

For families who are actively involved with the Department of Family Services (DFS), we offer a 6-unit apartment building to help reunite families.  Officially titled Permanent Supportive Housing for Families (also referred to as Phase or Way Station II) this supportive program allows families to work cooperatively with DFS and the Council of Community Services to build skills and work towards self-sufficiency.   

Supportive Housing for Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities

Individuals with a mental health disability who have experienced chronic homelessness can find the support they need in our supportive 8-unit apartment building.  Permanent Supportive Housing for Individuals (also referred to as Phase or Way Station III) allows people with a history of homelessness and mental health disabilities the opportunity to live independently while receiving the support they need to thrive. 

Group Home for Adults

For adults with a severe and persistent mental illness we offer 24/7 supported living in our group home, the Greenhouse.  The Greenhouse allows 6 residents to receive the tailored support they need to live healthy and productive lives.   

Housing Choice Voucher – Section 8

The Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) is a federal rental assistance program.  Once approved, the voucher can be used where Section 8 is accepted.  The Section 8 program ensures that a tenant never spends more than 30% of their income on housing.

Nutrition


Food Pantry

The Food Pantry offers supplemental grocery assistance to households in need.  Typically the Food Pantry serves around 400 households each month!  Utilizing the Food Pantry allows households to fill in their nutritional gaps with a wide variety of food available.  Food for the Food Pantry comes from the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and the Feeding America program which local grocery stores participate in.

Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen serves homemade lunch-time meals 7 days a week.  The Soup Kitchen is open to anyone in need of a hot meal!

Emergency Assistance


Medical & Dental Emergencies

Emergencies that impact an individuals health and well-being can have major ripple effects on other areas of their lives.  When emergencies arise regarding prescription medication, eye glasses, tooth extractions, and other areas the Council of Community Services may be able to help. 

LIEAP Weatherization

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program offers assistance in two ways-  the first is help paying for utility costs, the second is by responding to emergencies.  Individuals who find themselves without a way to heat their home during the winter months may qualify for crisis assistance which will restore heat and safety to their home at no cost.

Seconds on the Avenue

Seconds on the Avenue operates as a community thrift store and emergency closet.  A voucher program is available for those who qualify, which allows individuals in need to receive clothing, household goods, and more for free.