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Building Dreams, Transforming Lives - June 2023

Did you know?


69.6% of homeless students in Wyoming’s public schools stayed with others while homeless.


1.8% of all Wyoming students enrolled in public school were identified as homeless.


1,703 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the 2017-2018 school year.


4 in 10 extremely poor 6–17-year-olds were identified as homeless in Wyoming.

Supporting the Unaccompanied Students Initiative’s (USI) plan to develop a home for teen mothers who chose life for their unborn child creates the opportunity for lasting resiliency toward lifelong success. Pregnant teens need 24/7 support to heal from the traumas that led to their homelessness. Three years from now, USI will build a home providing provide housing and support services to expectant teenage mothers in Cheyenne. USI will utilize a holistic approach to help teen expectant mothers make enduring, positive changes in their lives. The Program will provide basic life necessities of housing, food, and clothing, in addition to life skills, education and training in financial literacy, parenting and counseling. USI’s experience currently demonstrate that when young people remain with us for an extended period and feel supported in our care, the more likely they are to achieve independence.


We are all in this together, this one world, this one state, this one town. We are here to do God’s work, to share love, to share hope, to raise each other up and be the neighbor and family when there is none. Please consider joining this movement for U.S.I. by making a donation.


Linda Chasson

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