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Public meeting to address WYO Help community action plan

WYO Help (formerly Goshen Help), a community action agency, is seeking input from the public about access to public resources. They will hold a public meeting on Wed., Apr. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center in Sundance to explain and discuss WYO Help’s community action plan for Crook County and to seek citizen’s attitudes about housing, access to health services and food insecurity.

As a community action agency, WYO Help is designed to be a hub for the communities we serve. While we are not responsible for every service that is provided, we work to find and to fill those gaps.

The following are available services if the need is present.

Employment – Vocational training, on the job experience, internships, career coaching, job search assistance, employment supplies like boots, clothes and tools.

Education – Preschool support, financial literacy classes, college readiness, school supplies, before or after school activities, summer youth recreational activities, summer education programs, behavior improvement programs, mentoring, leadership training, adult literacy classes, leadership training, parenting supports, college application assistance, textbooks, scholarships.

Asset Building – Financial coaching, financial management, first time homebuyer counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, small business set up and development, assistance obtaining health insurance, SSI payments, veteran’s benefits, TANF benefits, SNAP benefits, savings accounts set up, tax prep help, micro loans, business incubator, business development loans, auto repair.

Housing – Rent payments, mortgage payments, eviction counseling, landlord mediation, utility payments, temporary housing, home repairs.

Health – Physicals, vision screening and services, prescription payments, doctor visit payments, in home care, mental health support, dental screening and services, food support.

Case Management – Assistance developing a plan to become self-sufficient.

This public forum is free and open to the public. The information gathered will be used to help with plans for future allocation of resources for the entire county.

As a community action agency, WYO HELP seeks out opportunities to partner with and to support other organizations working with people in need. If your organization would like to make a donation, go to or mail to the address below.

To partner with WYO HELP in providing services or volunteers, please contact [email protected].

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