Casper’s Youth Crisis Center wanting to start a new program.

Casper Youth Crisis Center
Casper Youth Crisis Center(Richard Roeber)
Published: Feb. 24, 2023 at 4:20 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

For the youth crisis center in Casper, it’s all about helping at risk youth get back on track.

We basically create a plan for every youth that we have come in our facility, we have two wings right now the crisis wing is just a revolving door so kids can be here for just a couple of hours to a couple of days.

A new program hopes to add to this goal, going from reactive to proactive.

We’re re doing our programming for strength based approach, so any kid that comes in no matter which wing it is they should have ample opportunity for success.

This program would help provide resources for youth with the intend of a better way of living.

We’re gonna teach them a lot of life skills while they’re here, and so I think that really helps them so then when that gets out in the community more they can definitely see that we’re here to help and we also try to provide families with as much resources we can as well.

The need for support has grown in recent years which is what sparked the idea for adding a program.

So it would be like a step down where normally if a youth is in a higher level of care they just go from that higher level of care right into the home and that kind of like a culture shock. So we would be that middle ground where they would come down and we would be like working their case slowly integrating them back into school and into the home. Then eventually they can fully go home and then we will always have that bed available for the next like couple months just in case they need to come back and just get a reset for a little bit.

Right now the program is in the planning stages, with a focus on funding.

We can only be funded for the beds that we have and right now even meeting that, so we have been doing a lot of grants and just asking donors to help out on that situation.

For Wyoming News Now I’m Richard Roeber.