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Domestic violence shelter in Fremont County awarded Cares funding

They will be able to retain all employees and services
Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 11:04 PM CST
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FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Cares money was awarded for the Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault nonprofit. The director describes how vital the funds were for the future of their agency.

Executive director Sydney Allred, stated, “We were looking at, in May or June, letting someone go if we didn’t get some additional support, and that would have been a huge, huge burden. Unfortunately, we’ve seen rates of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, all of those things have increased during this period.”

Allred said that there are five employees with the domestic violence shelter. Removing just one person, would increase the client contacts for other staff by over 100 people per month. This cares funding will allow them to keep their staff, and continue the essential safety and shelter services to all of Fremont county, which includes being on call 24/7.

Allred noted how well the county commissioners did in supporting the nonprofit agencies. “What do you need so that you can keep doing your work? That’s how they presented it, and that’s how I felt the process went, so it felt like they were wrapping us all up together. It feels good. It feels really good to see that the county values all of our agencies and all of the work that everyone is doing,” added Allred.

The funds should be in the hands of all the nonprofits in Fremont County by next Tuesday, January 19th.

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