Rescue mission

Wyoming rescue mission returns to 2021

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The Wyoming Rescue Mission looks back on 2021 and appreciates the generosity of the community.

“It leaves me speechless. The sense that it’s hard to describe almost the feeling that I personally feel as Executive Director with our team. It’s so touching. There are days when we just cry from joy,” said Brad Hopkins, executive director of the Wyoming Rescue Mission.

In 2021, the Mission helped 2,500 people struggling with homelessness. There were 36,000 nights of stay. The mission was able to serve over 55,000 meals to those in need.

In 2021, the mission saw a significant increase in the number of families it serves. In December alone, they saw a 99% increase in the number of miners fed.

The mission looks forward to helping more people in 2022.

“The most exciting new piece is the expansion of the Discipleship Recovery program. We plan to have a 20 female bed facility for that with the 40 male bed,” Hopkins said.

The top three reasons for homelessness in 2021 were employment issues, substance abuse and legal issues, followed closely by mental health issues.

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