COVID-19 Agency Updates
The following are updates we have received from our partner agencies in the community. Please continue to check back for updates from additional agencies:
- Laramie Interfaith-To use the food pantry, just knock on our door and a staff member or volunteer will bring you a premade bag of food. For rental and utilities assistance, call us at 307-742-4240 and we’ll do an interview over the phone. Our hours are the same, We’re open 11-6 M-TH, 11-5:30 on Fri and 12-2 on Saturday. Clients should call during the work week (Monday-Friday) for rental and utilities assistance.
- Laramie Head Start-Head Start of Laramie will be closed until at least April 3rd per the guidance of the Office of Head Start to follow the lead of local school districts. We are in the process of figuring out ways to still deliver some sort of Head Start services to children and families and will likely begin a process of delivering curriculum activity bundles, etc. to children at least twice per week. We are awaiting guidance from the USDA and the CACFP on how/if we can continue to provide meals to children using those funds, and have also written for a “No Kid Hungry Emergency Relief” grant to help support continued meals services. We are also working to support our staff so that they can still work and get paid during our closure.
- Peak Wellness Center-Effective Wednesday March 25th all of our services will go remote. We have 8+ therapist and 3 case managers working remotely. Our IOP program and several groups are running via telehealth. Our med staff is also on telehealth. Our office building will be closed. Our residential program is up and running with staff going in daily to be sure that our high-need clients are taken care of. We are working to be able to continue intakes and clinical assessments, so please call in and let us know your needs. Our crisis line continues to run 24 hours per day.
- Wyoming 2-1-1-Wyoming 2-1-1 is partnering with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to provide up to date information on COVID-19 through their telephone hotline. Additionally, Wyoming 2-1-1 has the ability to refer Wyoming residents to services within the community. Service is available statewide by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.). Individuals may also access information and FAQs about COVID-19 by visiting the Wyoming 2-1-1 website at www.wyoming211.org.
- Developmental Preschool and Daycare Center-DPDC (Developmental Preschool & Day Care) and LEAF (Laramie Educational Afterschool Facility) will be open for child care only M-F 7:45 am-5:15 PM through April 3 for children where both parents/guardians (or one if a single parent home) are essential services personnel. Parents must complete an Emergency Child Care Application. All Preschool and Early Intervention Services have been cancelled through April 3.
- My Front Door-My Front Door, while working remotely is continuing to serve our clients using digital platforms for financial counseling sessions and will maintain our standard hours of 9:AM to 4:PM. Our focus continues to evolve, connecting our families with programs, services and resources to help mitigate the financial fallout. We anticipate effects of the pandemic for our families will most likely be long term.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters-BBBS office is closed. Staff are working remotely to support volunteers, youth, and families. All afterschool and group activities have been postponed until school resumes.
- The Eppson Center-The Eppson Center is closed to the public for all events and activities. We are however continuing our home delivered meals program and are offering curbside pick up for hot meals to seniors between 11:30 and 12:30 daily. Our transportation department continues to provide essential rides for dialysis patients and for other essential medical appointments. We will also transport seniors needing to go to banks and grocery stores.
- Laramie Reproductive Health-At this time Laramie Reproductive Health Is open. We are spacing out appts to clean well after each patient visit and asking patients with symptoms to reschedule appt.