SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

Wyoming

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Advocacy and Resource Center
136 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801
Office: (307) 672-7471
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm MST
Hotline: (307) 672-3222
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.arcsheridan.org
E-mail: info@arcsheridan.org

The Advocacy and Resource Center serves all survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Sheridan County.

Service area: Sheridan County
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. In-person crisis intervention and peer support may also be available, by arrangement and with approval from the facility.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; peer support; support groups; advocacy; and referrals for other services, including long-term counseling.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

Albany County SAFE Project
P.O. Box 665
Laramie, WY 82073
Office/TTY: (307) 742-7273
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm MST
Hotline: (307) 745-3556
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 230-3556
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.safeproject.org
E-mail: info@safeproject.org

Albany County SAFE Project provides services and advocacy for all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Albany County regardless of race, age, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or physical and mental conditions.

Service area: Albany County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention and options counseling via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; crisis shelter for women, men, and children who are survivors of violence; options counseling; and limited financial aid.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Translators are available, on request.

Carbon County Citizens Organized to See Violence End
P.O. Box 713
Rawlins, WY 82301
Office/Hotline: (307) 324-7071
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 705-7993
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.carboncountycove.com
Email: cove711@yahoo.com

Carbon County Citizens Organized to See Violence End (COVE) is a private, non-profit agency that offers free, confidential help to individuals who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy and support.

Service area: Carbon County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention, support, and information about Carbon County COVE services via the 24-hour hotline and by mail. In-person services such as hospital accompaniment during forensic exams for detainees in prison and jail are provided by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department Victim/Witness Program, which can be reached by phone at (307) 328-7713 or by mail at P.O. Box 190, Rawlins, WY 82301.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; one-on-one support; emergency shelter for survivors in imminent danger; advocacy during court hearings and medical appointments; individual and group counseling; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Volunteers can provide translation for Spanish speakers. Voluntarios pueden traducir para hispanohablantes.

Community Safety Network
P.O. Box 1328
Jackson, WY 83001
Office: (307) 733-3711
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm MST
Hotline: (307) 733-7233
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.csnjh.org
E-mail: support@csnjh.org

Community Safety Network is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide support, advocacy, shelter, and assistance to those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Jackson.

Service area: Teton County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, ages 18 and over, and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. In-person follow-up care may be available, by arrangement.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; emergency shelter for individuals and families, as well as food, emergency supplies, and referrals to community resources; safe, confidential foster homes for pets belonging to shelter guests; transitional housing for qualified clients; and support groups for domestic violence survivors and adult survivors of sexual abuse. Childcare is available during support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; emergency shelter; transitional housing; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services
P.O. Box 128
369 West Hwy 14
Sundance, WY 82729
Office: (307) 283-2415
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 815-2299
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
E-mail: ccfv@collinscom.net

Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services provides help and assistance to all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Service area: Crook County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; counseling on available options; legal, medical, and social service advocacy and accompaniment; transportation; professional counseling by an in-house therapist; peer counseling; assistance filing claims; and emergency shelter.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Foundation of Caring, Understanding and Services
719-C Washington Blvd.
Newcastle, WY 82701
Office: (307) 746-2748
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm MST
Hotline: (307) 746-3630
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.focuswy.org
E-mail: ffcc@rtconnect.net

The mission of the Foundation of Caring, Understanding and Services (FOCUS) is to provide safety, shelter, education, emergency funds, and advocacy support for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Weston County.

Service area: Weston County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. In-person services in detention facilities may also be available, by arrangement and with clearance from the Warden.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; emergency shelter; personal advocacy; and referrals for individual counseling.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 1127
Riverton, WY 82501
Office: (307) 856-0942
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 873-5208
Hotline (Riverton) (307) 856-4734
Hotline (Landers): (307) 332-7215
Hotline (Dubois): (307) 455-2512
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
E-mail: fcafvo@wyoming.com

The Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault offers a range of free and confidential services for survivors in Fremont County.

Service area: Fremont County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual advocacy; support groups for teen and adult women survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; and emergency shelter.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; advocacy; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Goshen County Task Force
P.O. Box 561
Torrington, WY 82240
Office: (307) 532-3136
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm MST
Hotline: (307) 532-2118
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
E-mail: gctaskforce@yahoo.com

Goshen County Task Force serves all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Goshen County.

Service area: Goshen County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. In-person counseling in detention facilities may be available, by arrangement, and with the permission of law enforcement officials.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; emergency housing and transportation; long and short-term individual and group counseling; personal advocacy; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Helpmate Crisis Center and Crime Victim Assistance Program
P.O. Box 89
Lusk, WY 82225
Office: (307) 334-3416
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Hotline: (307) 334-2608
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email: luhelpmt@luskhelpmate.org

The Helpmate Crisis Center and Crime Victim Assistance Program provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and other violent crimes in Niobrara County.

Service area: Niobrara County
Work with: Survivors of sexual abuse and assault, ages 16 and older, and their loved ones. Survivors under the age of 16 can receive services with parental consent.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. In the past, Helpmate Crisis Center has offered classes and support groups for survivors at the Wyoming Women’s Center. Please contact Helpmate directly for more information.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual advocacy; emergency shelter; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; advocacy; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Johnson County Family Crisis Center
P.O. Box 1001
Buffalo, WY 82834
Office: (307) 684-2233
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm MST
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 684-2030
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.jcfcc.vcn.com
E-mail: jcfcc@vcn.com

The Johnson Family Crisis Center is a non-profit community agency that provides services to survivors and family members who are involved in domestic violence or who are survivors of sexual assault.

Service area: Johnson County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; emergency shelter referral/placement; personal advocacy; short-term individual counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Safehouse Services
P.O. Box 1885
Cheyenne, WY 82003-1885
Office: (307) 634-4220
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Hotline: (307) 637-7233
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 591-9159
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.wyomingsafehouse.org
Email: help@wyomingsafehouse.org

Safehouse is a private, non-profit organization that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Safehouse also operates a shelter for persons who are in violent or potentially violent environments.

Service area: Laramie County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; in-person counseling services at the local jail, by arrangement; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; emergency shelter; and support groups for adult women survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Services are also available in Spanish and Sign Language. Se ofrece servicios en español.

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 236
Laramie, WY 82073
Office: (307) 755-5481
Legal Staff: (307) 755-0992
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 990-3877
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.wyomingdvsa.org
E-mail: info@wyomingdvsa.org

The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (WCADVSA) supports its member agencies throughout Wyoming so that they can provide advocacy and safety for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in their communities. Through a unified voice, WCADVSA is committed to social change, education, and systems advocacy for a non-violent society, respect for individuals having control of their own lives, and the rights of victims and their children. WCADVSA works to strengthen and energize member programs by providing resources, training, and technical assistance to ensure quality public education to every community and that quality services are available to all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children in Wyoming.

Service area: Wyoming
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones, sexual assault programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via phone and by mail and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the WCADVSA website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

Wyoming Department of Health
Communicable Disease Section
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 510
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Office: (307) 777-5932
Toll-free Office: (800) 438-1282
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.health.wyo.gov/PHSD/aids/index.html
Email: Via the website

The HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis Program serves Wyoming citizens by promoting equal access to quality health care, serving as a source of current and reliable information, and fostering proactive interventions to reduce the transmission of HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis.

Service area: Wyoming
Work with: All individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Limited services are also available for family members.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: HIV counseling and testing; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: HIV testing and counseling and a range of services for eligible enrolled clients, including case management, medical care, and housing.
Services for loved ones include: HIV testing and counseling; referrals; and information.
Fees: Most services are free, but Ryan White Part C services (such as case management) require a sliding fee payment.

LEGAL RESOURCES

ACLU of Wyoming
P.O. Box 20706
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Office: (307) 637-4565
Website: www.aclu-wy.org
Online Complaint Form: www.aclu-wy.org/Intake/ComplaintForm.pdf
E-mail: acluwy@aclu.org

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wyoming is committed to combating unconstitutional conditions and practices and is able to provide legal representation in a limited number of civil liberties cases.

The ACLU of Wyoming can provide general prisoner assistance primarily by screening and referral. The ACLU generally files cases that affect the civil liberties of large numbers of people, rather than those involving a dispute between two parties. The basic questions they ask when reviewing a potential case are: 1) Is this a significant civil liberties issue? 2) What effect will this case have on people other than the parties involved? 3) Does the ACLU have the necessary resources to take this case?

If you believe your case may be the kind of case the ACLU accepts, fill out the online complaint form and mail it to the address above or write directly to the ACLU. Please be sure to include your full name, address, telephone number, email, and a full description of your complaint. There are many cases and problems of unfairness and injustice which the ACLU is simply unable to handle. The ACLU receives many requests for assistance each month; therefore, it cannot accept all of the complaints that fall within its guidelines.

Wyoming State Bar Lawyer Referral Service and Pro-Bono Volunteer Lawyers Program
P.O. Box 109
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Lawyer Referral Service: (307) 632-9061
Lawyer Referral Service Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm MST
Website: www.wyomingbar.org
Pro Bono and Volunteer Lawyers Program Application: http://wyomingbar.org/pdf/forms/Volunteer_Lawyers_Program_Application.pdf
E-mail: cduncil@wyomingbar.org

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a program of the Wyoming State Bar, which provides callers, or visitors to this website, with the names of attorneys who they can hire to help with a particular kind of legal matter. The online service is available 24/7. LRS is not a reduced fee or pro bono (free) service.

When a caller contacts the LRS, an LRS specialist will ask the caller a series of questions. The caller will be given the name and telephone number of an attorney who handles cases in the area of law that addresses the problem. If the attorney is not able to assist the referred caller with the legal problem, the caller may contact LRS again for another referral. Callers may receive up to three referrals per legal matter per call. There is no charge for receiving a referral from LRS. While some attorneys do not charge for the initial consultations, others do.

The Pro Bono and Volunteer Lawyers Program (PBVLP) will try to match a client in need with an attorney who is willing to help at no cost. The volunteer lawyer will offer advice, legal services, and representation to people who qualify. Qualification for the program is based on need and the availability of a volunteer attorney to help you. The lawyers in this program are only able to help with limited civil matters. This program is not able to assist with criminal charges.

Contact the Wyoming State Bar PBVLP Coordinator to see if there are attorneys available for your situation. If there are, an application will be sent to you (or you may complete it online). Please do not submit an application until you have contacted the program coordinator.

After your completed application is received, you will be contacted by the program coordinator. If you qualify for the program, a volunteer attorney will be assigned to you. This program is small, and attorney participation may be limited. PBVLP cannot guarantee you will be matched with an attorney even if you qualify for the program. The PBVLP does not represent clients; it only facilitates matching potential clients with volunteer lawyers. Because this is a volunteer program, it may take several months before an attorney is available to help you.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Wyoming Department of Corrections
Attn: Investigative Major
700 W. 21st Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Office: (307) 777-7208

Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a WYDOC facility can contact the Wyoming Department of Corrections Investigative Major to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.