Wyoming Community Foundation Awards Grant to VOA Independent Living Program

The Wyoming Community Foundation has granted $15,000 to support the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies’ Independent Living program in Sheridan. According to a VOA media release, the Independent Living program teaches life skills to youth that have experienced incarceration, treatment, homelessness or out-of-home placement. Youth in the program focus on employment, education, health, financial management skills, recreation and family relationships.

Independent Living staff provide one-on-one mentorship and access to multiple community resources to help each individual achieve their goals. Last year, the program served 143 youth, many of whom were able to locate stable housing, find employment and pursue their educational goals. VOA CEO Jeff Holsinger thanked the Wyoming Community Foundation for their support of vulnerable youth in the community and said without continued support, the program would not be possible.

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