Basic Needs


UWSW will foster an integrated set of community-wide services to optimize individual's ability to meet their basic human needs in the areas of Food & Shelter; Safety; Transportation; and Financial Stability.

What does that all mean?

We want everyone to have enough food to eat, have a safe place to live, be able to access services and know how to manage their finances.

How does this happen?

Our community partners in basic needs are working to meet these goals. Donors and volunteers play a huge part in making these programs successful.


  • Wyoming unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in April 2020
  • 1 in 6 children in Wyoming struggle with hunger, 1 in 8 people (Feeding America)
  • 11.1% of people in Wyoming live in poverty (
  • In Wyoming 1,703 students are experiencing homelessness