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Addressing Homelessness in Gillette, Wyoming

Homelessness happens in Campbell County. CCS provides housing to locals experiencing homelessness and supports homeless individuals and families through 3 programs. 

Way Station I:  First Line Support

For those seeking temporary shelter, CCS's Homeless Shelter, also known as Way Station I, offers a safe and warm place to sleep for the night. Its doors remain open 24/7, providing an option for those who have lost their way. A hot meal, a warm shower, and a sense of hope are the cornerstones of Way Station I's ongoing support.

It costs our organization $25 a day to provide this service. This is a cost-effective solution compared to the expenses incurred when homeless individuals remain on the streets. Some studies have shown that a single homeless person can cost a community $40,000 a year, or $109 a day, in hospital expenses, police and EMT costs, and more. 

Way Station II: Supporting Homeless Families 

Way Station II is a 6-unit apartment building dedicated to reuniting families and empowering them toward self-sufficiency. This supportive program, specifically designed for families actively engaged with the Department of Family Services (DFS), fosters a collaborative environment where families work alongside DFS and CCS case managers to develop essential life skills and pave the path toward a better future.

Way Station III: Housing for Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities

Chronically homeless individuals often suffer from mental health disorders and/or substance use disorders. Way Station III is an 8-unit apartment building for homeless locals who also have mental health disorders. This supportive housing initiative provides a stable living environment and dedicated case management services, empowering individuals to reclaim their lives and navigate the challenges associated with mental health conditions.

The Ripple Effect of Compassion

Beyond the moral call to help those facing hardships, our homelessness programs help offset the cost of homelessness to our community. various studies have demonstrated that providing permanent supportive housing to the homeless community saves the taxpayer money, including:

  • A 59% reduction in healthcare costs
  • A 61% decrease in emergency department costs
  • A staggering 77% drop in general inpatient hospitalizations


These numbers underscore the impact of our efforts, not only on the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness but also on the broader community. By providing a hand-up rather than a handout, CCS empowers individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and contribute meaningfully to society.