In need of a little community support this year? Let Interfaith help!

Interfaith has some amazing programs available to assist with paying for food, bills and rent, finding housing or employment, and growing personal skills! If you or someone you know is in need of some support this season, please reach out to Laramie Interfaith via phone or stop by their location:

Address: 712 E Canby St, Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 742-4240

LIEAP ProgramThe Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is an energyassistance program that assists households with winter heating bills. LIEAP also assists with energy-related emergencies, such as utility shut-offs, deposits, and heat losses due to broken furnaces. LIEAP eligibility is based on household size, total pre-tax household income, and heating fuel type (natural gas, electric, propane, heating oil, coal, wood, pellets). When approved for LIEAP, you may also be approved for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). WAP helps qualified individuals and families reduce their home heating costs by making their homes more energy efficient. Laramie Interfaith can assist clients with completing and submitting the application.

Intensive Case Management ProgramICM supports a limited number of qualified individuals and/or families with rental assistance. Those accepted into the program commit to a series of obligations receiving dedicated case management. This includes, among other things, efforts to secure and sustain housing, employment, improvement of life skills, addressing individual needs, fostering social skills and community relations, and establishing goals to enhance overall quality of life.

Food Pantry- The Food Pantry offers non-perishable food and hygiene items. No documentation is needed, but households must complete the Link2Feed intake form. The Emergency Food

AssistanceProgram(TEFAP)provides foodassistance tolow income households. The Commodity Supplemental FoodProgram(CSFP) works to improve the health oflow income persons at least 60 years of age.

If you are interested in lending a helping hand, check out their Christmas Basket! Sign-ups are open and the deadline to sign up is Monday, Dec. 11. Baskets will be distributed at the Laramie Interfaith pantry starting Dec. 18.

Click here to sign up:

Activities for Cold Winter Days

Laramie Child Care Providers Are Here For You

Laramie Child Care Providers Are Here For You
Are you struggling to find a good fit for child care? Or even a facility without a wait-list? 
Many of the home child care providers who do not come up on Google searches have spots available! These providers are fully qualified, licensed and trained providers who have been caring for members of our community for years. They are experts at what they do and are able to provide care with a touch of a family feel. 
Please use the link below to find home providers; not all of the providers on the list have spots available, but many of them do. Feel free to call around to ensure that you are finding a provider/facility that is the right fit for you!

Changes to Child Care Subsidy

The Department of Family Services recognizes that strengthening the support that we offer families with young children and providers who care for them is essential for growth at all levels of our community. With that being said, I am excited to announce that the DFS child care subsidy is working towards more effective ways to provide funds to child care providers, in order to make financial assistance easier for everyone.
What families can expect: 
– Rate increases, resulting in less money out of pocket for care for you.
– Flexibility in approval days, including allowing for sleep time and job search as eligible activities.
-Payments based on authorizations, rather than attendance. This means that if your child is out sick, that day will be paid for by DFS instead of it having to come out of your pocket.
What providers can expect:
– Rate increases, resulting in greater funding for you as you continue to operate your facility.
– Payments to providers twice a month instead of monthly. 
– Payments based on authorizations, rather than attendance. This means that you guys will still get paid for days that children do not attend, and you don’t have to worry about putting extra burden on your families for such events.
These changes went into effect as of October 1st. For any questions, feel free to reach out to your local DFS office at 307-745-7324.