CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne’s Office of Youth Alternatives has been awarded a grant from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center totaling $25,180.34.

The main focus of the grant is to hire a part-time counselor to provide suicidal assessments and support for struggling youth in the community, according to a news release from the city. The grant allows for updated staff training and the use of standardized assessment materials. With increasing needs in the community, this grant will serve to enhance the intervention services currently being provided by Youth Alternatives.

“We appreciate the partnership with CRMC as Youth Alternatives continues to be very much a part of our community conversation when it comes to suicide prevention,” Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr said in the release. “This additional resource comes at a perfect time when we know more work can be done and our staff at Youth Alternatives is at capacity. We can never do too much to help struggling youth in Cheyenne, and we are grateful for this grant.”

The part-time position is a master’s level clinician who will primarily be responsible for working with referrals related to suicide intervention. For a complete job description, and to apply, go online to https://tinyurl.com/yacounselor.

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