KEMMERER, WY. —The Lincoln County Preventing ATODS Abuse Coalition in conjunction with the North Lincoln County Human Resource Council and Lincoln County Public Health is excited to announce a new community resource guide to connect the public with help and resources. The resource platform can be accessed at lincolncountyresources.com. Agencies and resources can be navigated by category or keyword search.
This project was brought to life to provide the community and residents with an up-to-date dynamic resource list that can grow and change with support and resources. This platform will be widely accessible from any device with internet, including cell phones, helping agencies, schools, and the public access everything available much more quickly and efficiently.
According to Brittany Ritter, Community Prevention Specialist, “We always hear about how we need more resources or tools for our community. What we’ve found is there are a lot of resources right here in our back yard, but many people don’t know how to find them or access. We wanted to create a single point that anyone can access and get the support they need.
“The platform is designed to be dynamic supporting both public and private groups to add, edit, and update their listing in real time. The idea is to decentralize the process of creating these resource lists and guides and empower the community to own and support their own information.”
According to Travis Sylvester, Lincoln County Preventing ATODS Abuse IT Consultant, “We built this system with the community in mind. We wanted to create a platform that anyone could access and feel comfortable with in under five minutes. The goal is to create something that works great today, but even better in the future as community agencies and business take control and support the promotion.”
The program is being implemented in conjunction with numerous community agencies. Primary partners have been Lincoln County Governments agencies and the North Lincoln County Human Resource Council. Their commitment to seeing this project through has been helpful and provided the resources need to get it to masses.
Funding for this project was provided by the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant received by the coalition last year. The funding helps provide local resources and support for healthy and safe activities for our community mitigating the impact drugs and alcohol have on it.
To get more information on this projects and others please visit lincolncountyprevention.com.