Climb Wyoming says it will discontinue its Sweetwater County program due to a decrease in public funding and other considerations. The non-profit organization trains and places single mothers into career-track jobs.
Climb Wyoming’s Shannon Brooks Hamby said that the Sweetwater County Operation will shut down on October first despite the fact that the program was very successful.
The tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation run their own family services agencies, funded by the tribes themselves, federal grants and contracts with the state. But the Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services and the larger family welfare system on the reservation has some work to do.
Reviews over the years have pointed to big problems and some of them have gone years without being addressed effectively. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov has the story.
IRINA ZHOROV: 22-month Marcella Yellowbear died on July 2nd, 2004.