Fremont County Prevention Program’s mission is clear.
Commit to the enhancement of community health and safety with a primary focus on substance abuse and suicide prevention for Fremont County youth, families, and adults.
It’s not an easy task by any means but through collaborative efforts, we see change happening.
PARTNERSHIP is definitely the keyword in Prevention efforts. The coalition works with many County entities to fulfill its mission. The list is long and each one of these organizations is a key ingredient in prevention and awareness in Fremont County.
I am truly grateful for the dedicated members of the Prevention Partnership and supportive organizations who have worked so hard throughout 2021 to enhance community health and safety for Fremont County citizens! COVID deterred us only a little, and the partnerships and collaborations helping to provide resources, education, and advocacy for mental health and substance misuse prevention have been invaluable.Tauna Groomsmith, CPS
Fremont County Prevention Program
Thank you to each and every one of you!
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming
- Central Wyoming College
- City of Lander
- County 10 – Kairos Communications
- Dept of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Dept of Family Services
- Eagles Hope Transitions
- Eastern Shoshone Recovery
- Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health
- FC Drug Courts & Youth Services
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- First Interstate Bank
- Fremont Broadcasting & Kairos Broadcasting
- Fremont Counseling
- Fremont County Association of Governments
- Fremont County Commissioners
- Fremont County Coroner’s Office
- Fremont County Detention Center
- Fremont County Group Homes
- Fremont County Libraries
- Fremont County Public Health
- Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
- Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving
- Grace for 2 Brothers
- Help for Health Hospice
- Injury Prevention Resources
- PavillionCommunity UMC
- Public Health Maternal Child Health Nurse
- Riverton Help Center
- St. Thomas Episcopal Church
- Sylvestri Customization
- Town of Hudson
- Trinity Episcopal Church
- White Buffalo Recovery
- White Buffalo Youth Prevention Program
- Wind River Family & Community Health Care
- Wind River Radio Network
- Wind River Transportation Authority
A major focus of Wyoming’s prevention system is to improve capacity. This is why it is so important to work together. Awareness spreads through the community and that’s when the magic happens. The message spreads further, more people get the help they need and essentially, more lives are saved.
How do we know change is happening? “I was ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and the Riverton Help Center when a young man who was previously needing help gave money to help others,” stated Tauna Groomsmith. “He had been a total mess, but because of the resources that were readily available in Fremont County, he got the help he needed. Change happened within him because of the help he received in OUR community. Now he sees the need to give back to help others create that same change in their lives.”
Mariah Smith of the Riverton Help Center sees change happen on a daily basis and she is dedicated to her partnership with the Prevention Program. Together, they have made a difference.
“Our collaboration with the Prevention Partnership has strengthened our networking and community impact. By helping to provide basic needs for our clients the Help Center is part of the pre-preventative measure to ensure our community’s health and safety,” said Mariah. “With the Partnership, we have seen strides in community connectedness and community member involvement with programs. We are grateful for all the community building that we are a part of.”
To learn more about the program, what they do and how you can help, click here. You don’t have to be an expert to get involved. With a little effort, collaboration, and communication we can make our community a better place for youth and adults alike!
Happy Holidays! May the New Year bring awareness and change to create a healthier and safer Fremont County. TOGETHER…we will make a difference!