Public asked to participate in community needs assessment


SUBLETTE COUNTY - High Country Behavioral Health will be overseeing Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions and increase economic self-sufficiency in Sublette County. As a prerequisite to receiving these funds, Sublette County must complete a Community Needs Assessment every three years. High Country Behavioral Health will use this needs assessment to prepare its three-year community action plan.

• The extent of poverty in Sublette County that includes data specific to poverty and its prevalence related to gender, age and race/ethnicity for Sublette County.

• The cause and conditions of poverty and factors that intensify poverty.

• Public and private human service agencies and resources that are available to offset the creation or impacts of poverty.

• Gaps in services to the low income.

• Priorities for meeting the needs of the low income.

• Barriers in providing services to the low income.

Four strategies used to obtain information include surveys distributed to low-income clients of community agencies, surveys distributed to over 100 community agencies in Pinedale, Marbleton and Big Piney and Dialogue on Poverty community meetings. These are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Marbleton Town Hall, 10700 Hwy. 189, Marbleton Wyo., and Thursday, Nov. 10, at 12:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, lower level, 524 W. Pine St., Pinedale Wyo. This meeting is also available via Zoom using the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89466580624?pwd=R3lFd0plbzgxVnBkN1A3N0xBK0tGQT09

A community meeting is also scheduled for Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom using the following link and passcode:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87852272615?pwd=SjQ3UjREZTZJRjVjNURmOHpNQlk5QT09

Meeting ID: 878 5227 2615                     Passcode: 1c2wEi

The purpose of these meetings is to determine individual needs of the low income, perception of poverty in the community, gaps in services and potential solutions to meet those needs and gaps.

Local, state and regional data resources are researched for key demographic information as related to poverty and the economic conditions in Sublette County.

Final results of the needs assessment will be discussed with High Country Behavioral Health and the Tripartite Board.

High Country Behavioral Health and the Tripartite Board is asking the community to assist with this project by completing the surveys and attending the Dialogue on Poverty community meetings. 

For those individuals that receive services in Sublette County, please help by completing the client survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/2023SubletteCntyClients.

For those agencies that provide services to those in need in Sublette County, please help by completing the provider survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2023SubletteCntyProvider.

The final result of the community needs assessment will be available after Feb. 1, 2023.

Direct questions about the community needs assessment to Chereon Hoopes, CSBG grant manager 307-885-9883, ext. 114, email [email protected] or Sheela Schermetzler 307-761-2116, email [email protected]

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