Kinship Support Services

Kinship Support Services Director
Tim Ernst

Access Care Coordinator
Debbie Walter

211 West 19th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Monday - Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.


Click here to view the Client/Petitioner Intake Form
Click here to view the Client Intake Instructions
Click here to view the National Family Caregiver Support Program
Click here to view the Pro Se Packet
Click here to view our brochure

Mission Statement

The mission of Kinship Support Services is to provide a sense of hope by linking families to community resources and to strengthen and preserve healthy kinship families for children so they are protected and nurtured within family with support of our community.

Community Action’s Kinship Support Services program offers services to grandparents and kin raising grandchildren/kin.

What we offer:

  • Monthly support meetings with respite and dinner for the adults and children
  • Trainings
  • Pro Se’Packets for Temporary and Permanent Guardianship
  • Help with P.O.W.E.R., Day Care, Child Support and Medicaid applications.
  • Case Management
  • Respite to Caregivers
  • Supplemental Services
  • Referrals

What we need:

  • Dinner donations for monthly meetings
  • Gas vouchers
  • Monetary donations
  • Household items that cannot be purchased by SNAP Benefits

Kinship Support Services is funded by the Dept. of Health Aging Division grant #93.052, the National Family Caregiver Support Program and services grandparents 55 years old and over only. For grandparents under 55 Kinship Support Services is funded by United Way of Laramie County.

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211 W. 19th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
19th Street between Capitol and Carey
(307) 635-9291
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Additional closures as follows:
Closed New Years' Day
Closed Martin Luther King Day
Closed President's Day
Closed on Easter Monday
Closed on Memorial Day
Closed on Fourth of July
Close at noon on Cheyenne Day
Closed on Labor Day
Closed on Veteran's Day
Closed on Thanksgiving
Closed on Day after Thanksgiving
(Black Friday)
Close at noon on Christmas Eve
Closed on Christmas Day
Close at noon on New Years' Eve
Our offices may be closed due to extreme inclement weather.