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"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower



     The Community Resource Center (CRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services to all residents of Johnson County, Wyoming, but especially to youth and persons with low income. In October of 1997, we began as “Healthy Communities * Healthy Youth of Johnson County.” As our mission expanded we needed a new name, and in 2002 became the Community Resource Center of Johnson County. 

     The CRC is the lead agent (grant writing services), fiscal agent and provider of oversight and staff for several community projects.  We have met the criteria set out by the Office of Community Services to be named a Community Action Agency, and thereby an Eligible Entity to receive Community Service Block Grant funds. The CRC acts as the granting agency to sub-recipients such as Habitat for Humanity, the Senior Center, YMCA, Ministerial Association and CASA. We are a member of the Community Action Partnership, which you can learn more about by clicking on that link on our menu.

     The CRC has been successful in applying for grants which have provided start-up funds for the Juvenile and Adult Drug Courts, the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Horns, and the Johnson County Commissioner’s TANF grant which provides the Extended Hours Child Care Program.

     We also identified a critical need for an Information Services Program. The components of this program include an information and referral system, a brokerage of volunteer opportunities, access to a job bank, access to Workers Compensation forms, and outreach for Sheridan College (course information and enrollment applications). Information and applications for Equality Care and Kid Care Chip programs (medical coverage for uninsured) are also available. Through a partnership with our neighbors in Kaycee, we have been able to provide all of the above services including procurement of two handicapped accessible vans for the community of Kaycee which are used to transport seniors and handicapped citizens to medical appointments.

     The Tobacco Prevention Program was the first to come under the CRC umbrella. In 1999, the CRC received its first grant from the State of Wyoming Tobacco Settlement funds. It has received grants each year since then. You can learn more about the Tobacco Prevention Program by clicking on that link.

     The CRC sees its role in the community as a liaison and collaborator between agencies as well as a dynamic vehicle moving toward positive change in Johnson County.



Community Resource Center of Johnson County, Wyoming
 777 Fort Street, Suite A
 Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: 307-684-7933 · Fax: 307-684-2781