Senate considers ways to save the Life Resource Center

Feb 11, 2013

The State Senate had a lengthy discussion over a bill that will study future options for the Lander-based Wyoming Life Resource Center.  The facility is used for adults with disabilities and some believe it should be shut down and clients should be sent to other facilities. 

But Senator Cale Case of Lander says the facility is important for people who need specialized care. 

While the House version of the bill was to study how clients would be moved out of the facility, Case says the Senate version will look at ways to upgrade the facility and improve services.

“Because when it first started it was about transitioning people out and you gotta understand we can’t do that.  We have to find a way to make the place a better economic facility.”

Senator Charles Scott says the study will consider whether some of the clients would be better off somewhere else.  The bill will be debated two more times.