With several facilities throughout Casper, Wyoming, Central Wyoming Rescue Mission is an expansive organization that provides a range of residential services to homeless men and women struggling with addiction. The organization operates a drop-in center, separate men’s and women’s facilities and an emergency shelter to help clients stabilize before continuing on to further care.
Accommodations and Amenities
As mentioned, housing is split amongst different facilities and phases of treatment. The initial phase consists of emergency stabilization and lasts for 30 to 90 days with a total of 46 spots for men, eight for women and two rooms for average-sized families. The stabilization facility consists of several open rooms set up dorm-style with up to 11 bunk beds in a given room. Still, capacity is somewhat flexible—depending on need, the facility can make room for an additional 10 to 12 beds.
The next phase is a 12-month program that can accommodate roughly 60 to 65 clients, split evenly between men and women. This program is offered at the Men’s New Life Center and Women’s Transformation Center, respectively. During this stage, clients stay in semi-private rooms in large residence, with three or four clients to a bedroom. Each unit is set up apartment-style, with its own bathrooms, common area and kitchenette. While residents are served three meals a day cafeteria-style during the initial phase, in the second phase program clients must cook for themselves. All the facilities are clustered within a block and a half of one another with free transportation provided between them.
Rules and Regulations
Upon intake, clients in the emergency services phase work with staff members to develop a plan to break the cycle of homelessness. This generally includes case management, background checks, getting veterans in touch with veterans affairs and helping clients acquire legal identification as necessary.
Once clients move into the second phase, they go through three levels of care— each of which last four months. The first two levels consist of educational classes and therapy sessions that focus on home economics, relapse prevention, anger management, Christian ministry, 12-step recovery and job skills. The third level, requires that clients seek employment, many of them securing positions at the organization’s thrift shop so they are able to develop an initial set of work skills before graduating to independent living.
Clients in need of dual diagnosis support can get referrals for additional treatment via case management. The same is true for clients in need of aftercare or help finding permanent living once they are ready to transition out of the program.
Central Wyoming Rescue Mission offers an entire continuum of care to the homeless. Treatment is Christian-based and includes 12-step support and life skills training so that residents are able to successfully reintegrate into society. While somewhat of a niche option, Central Wyoming Rescue Mission provides free treatment and housing to those in who qualify and are looking to make a change.
Central Wyoming Rescue Mission
P.O. Box 2030
Casper, WY 82602
230 N Park Street
Casper, WY 82601
132 N Kimball St
Casper, WY 82601
330 N Durbin St
Casper, WY 82601
Central Wyoming Rescue Mission Cost: Free. Reach Central Wyoming Rescue Mission by phone at (307) 265-3002 (main facility), (307) 265-2251 (men’s facility) and (307) 233-6925 (women’s facility). Find Central Wyoming Rescue Mission on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
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