The mission of Family Promise of Cheyenne is to provide homeless families with emergency shelter.
Family Promise of Cheyenne assists homeless families with minor children. Family Promise of Cheyenne is the sole family only shelter in Laramie County and has partnered with local faith communities to provide shelter since 2001. Families living in their cars, in a trailer without heat and running water or in a motel on a night-by night basis are who we help.
About one-third of Wyoming’s homeless families are living in Cheyenne. 1 in every 4 homeless person in Wyoming is a minor. In Laramie County, every year, there are more than 200 homeless children in the school system. Homeless families with children in Laramie County continues to be a disturbing reality.
Family Promise of Cheyenne partners with numerous faith-based communities as well as Peak Wellness Center, Dads Making a Difference, Climb Wyoming, the Laramie County School Districts, and many other organizations and individuals in the community in order to serve families with children in need.
Family Promise of Cheyenne partners with numerous faith-based communities who provide shelter for children and their families’ experiencing homelessness on a weekly rotation.
Families receive comprehensive case management including assistance with resumes, job search and interviewing, locating affordable housing, and accessing additional community resources. The day program offers enrichment programs for the families, including budgeting, nutrition, parenting and relationship groups and preschool classes.
The program has two transitional apartments that families have the opportunity to move into once they graduate from the first phase of the program. Transitional housing offers families affordable housing while they continue to work towards self-sufficiency.
Families are referred to additional community resources based on their individual needs.
Families may receive emergency assistance such as food, diapers, and hygiene products, even if they are not able to enter the program.
Staff and Board of Directors
Lori Kempter, Executive Director –
Lori Kempter has been the Director of Family Promise of Cheyenne since 2012. She was born in Wyoming and traveled with her family before settling down back in Cheyenne. She has a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Provisional Professional Counselor License in the State of Wyoming. She thoroughly enjoys working with the families, watching them grow and flourish on their road back to self-sufficiency.
Yana Shelbourne, Case Manager & Program Assistant –
Yana is currently getting her masters in social work to continue helping children and families. Working at Family Promise has helped her understand what it is like working with a vulnerable population. She is passionate in this field and strives to be the voice for our most vulnerable population. She is thankful to work in such a wonderful organization that provides services for children and their families.
Our Board of Directors
Kevin Ogle, Board Chair (Cheyenne Regional Medical Center)
Olivia Schon, Vice Chair (Taco Johns International)
Rev. Robert Garrard, Board Secretary (Retired Presbyterian Minister)
Renee Swisher, Board Treasurer (Taco Johns International)
Mohamed Salih (Retired Educator)
Jeri W. Griego (Laramie County Comunity College)
Trista Wood (McGee, Hearne & Paiz)
Lori Brand (Brand Law Office, PC)
Kenya Haynes (Wyoming Depart. of Edu.)
Misha Westby (Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Wyoming Attorney General)
Dane Barrett (#1 Properties)
Katelin George (Thrive/Haven Behavioral Services)
The above mentioned Board of Directors also support us by serving on the many different committees, with our volunteers listed below.
Congregation Recruitment Committee
G.J. (Jim) Gaulke (Past Board Member)
Belinda Smith (Retired)
Event Planning Committee
Shawndae Ogle (TROPHY Creative)
Doug Berg (Cheyenne Regional Medical Center)
Bridget Wilson (Cheyenne Regional Medical Center)
Human Resources & Board Development
Make a Difference
Your support through volunteering and donations is what allows Family Promise of Cheyenne to continue providing care for children and their families experiencing homelessness in our community.
2950 Spruce Drive (basement), Cheyenne, WY 82001
Tel: (307) 772-8770
Fax: (307) 772-3430