Mission: Mercer Family Resource Center provides education, counseling, and referral services that build stronger and healthier youth and families in our community.
Target demographics: Under-served, low income, and at-risk individuals, youth, and families; 86% of clients are considered low-income or fall below the moderate-income category. This includes youth from birth through adolescence, parents, families, and adults.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,500 individual contacts and 80% of the county (65,000) through community efforts
Geographic areas served: Natrona County Wyoming (Casper, Mills, Evansville, Midwest, Edgerton, Bar Nunn, and Alcova)
Programs: We offer alternate programming in lieu of court intervention, which keeps youth in school and out of the Juvenile Justice system by completing programs such as: Anger Management, Corrective Thinking, Insight II (substance abuse ed.), Something for Nothing (shoplifting ed.), and Tobacco Education. We also provide Family and Parenting programming for parents and youth ages birth through adolescence, which focus on family communication, understanding, and critical thinking skills, as well as addressing issues connected to family conflict and stress management. Those programs include: Make Parenting a Pleasure (English and Spanish versions), Strengthening Families, and Love and Logic. We are also the lead agency for the Natrona County Prevention Coalition (NCPC) and the Youth Empowerment Council, which both work to prevent substance abuse in Natrona County, Wyoming.