Wyoming Life Resource Center Community Meeting Set

October 18, 2017

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) invites Lander-area residents to hear a November 1 update on future construction and operations plans for the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC).

The November 1 open meeting will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the Wind River Room of the Rothwell Building on the WLRC campus in Lander.

“WLRC, together with the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, offers critical and unique safety-net services for some of Wyoming’s most vulnerable residents,” said Chris Newman, Behavioral Health Division senior administrator.

“We know WLRC is important to Fremont County both as an employer and, really, as a source of community pride,” Newman said. “We want this meeting to serve as an opportunity for local residents to learn about the changes we are planning.”

WDH operates both facilities, and is moving toward a new vision of care that includes operating both the Wyoming State Hospital and WLRC as one facility with two campuses. “Clients and patients will be placed based on need, while protecting and serving the existing WLRC population will remain a priority,” Newman said.

Newman noted a major public building and remodeling project has been approved for both locations.

WLRC is currently a 142-bed licensed and certified intermediate care facility for adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. WLRC is part of the WDH Behavioral Health Division, which also includes Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, as well as Developmental Disabilities Community Programs.

More information about the Healthcare Facilities Project is available online at https://health.wyo.gov/admin/healthcare-facilities-project/.