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Kinship Connections of Wyoming is a free program that was implemented to meet the growing needs of grandparents, relatives and other caregivers who are raising children who are not their own. The program was initiated by Wyoming 2-1-1 in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Family Services and the Wyoming Citizen Review Panel. Kinship Connections officially began serving kinship caregivers in December 2019 and since that time the program's Kinship Navigators have had the opportunity to work with over twenty families.

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We see each of you, we appreciate all you do, and we are a part of your team. We look forward to growing together and serving you in new ways.


If you would like to learn more about Kinship Connections of Wyoming, you can look through our website or you can reach us by simply dialing 2-1-1 and ask for Kinship Connections. Furthermore, if you know of a family who could benefit from our program you can direct them to simply dial 2-1-1 or you can complete our online referral form

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Mental Health May

When darkness lingers after the sun comes out

May 8, 2023

May is mental health awareness month and it is also the month when the sun begins to shine, snow starts to thaw, and life seems to be a lot more active. While Seasonal Depression is  a huge issue and needs to be brought to light, I also believe May can be hard for people coming out of that. Yes the sun is shining and there are more activities to enjoy, but sometimes the depression doesn’t just fade away.  I believe that those that struggle with clinical depression might not just be okay when the sun comes out. Sometimes this can build upon our depression and add more seclusion. If you are struggling even when the sun comes out, start to take small steps even if you want those steps to be bigger. Here is a list of ways to better your mental health on the hard days.

Movement- take a step even if its just a couple, walk around the block, or take your kinship child to the park.
Vitamin D- The sun might not make it all better but it will help a little. Get outside as much as you can.
Take care of you- Often times when we are caring for everyone else we forget about us. Take a shower, brush you hair, even the little steps mean a lot in the long run.
Connect- Phone a friend, connect with yourself through journaling or listening to music.

Our navigators are here to help. Please reach out if you need to connect or need ideas of how to get out of a hard time.  Remember you have survived 100% of all of your hard days thus far. You’ve got this.
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