CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne’s Women’s Resource Fair is returning this year after a successful first run in 2023. So far, more than 20 agencies at the city, county and state levels are locked in to provide attendees with information and resources regarding educational opportunities, medical health and family and victim support.
Members with nonprofit organization Volunteers of America, Zonta Club of Cheyenne and GUMC Social Action are putting on the event March 1 in rooms 108 and 109 of Laramie County Community College’s Clay Pathfinder Building. The event, which will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is deliberately timed to take place close to International Women’s Day on March 8, according to event coordinator Kathy Orr. She told Cap City News in a phone interview that the event is part of a coordinated effort to build “a better world for women and children.”
“We are trying to get the news out to everybody,” event coordinator Kathy Orr said. “There’s a plethora of information.”
Attendees can explore opportunities for financial assistance at various booths, Orr said. For instance, the state’s Breast Cancer initiative helped six cancer patients get money for mammograms during the 2023 Women’s Resource Fair event. Additionally, representatives with LCCC’s Adult Career & Education program will be onsite to discuss resources for attaining educational scholarships, Orr said.
Currently, the following agencies are scheduled to appear at the fair:
- Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative
- Maternal Child Health, Laramie County Public Health
- Zonta Club of Cheyenne
- Wyoming 211
- WYDOH Family Caregiver Support Program
- Wyoming Child Support Program
- Family Promise
- LCCC Outreach and Workforce Programs
- LCCC ACES Program
- LCCC CDL Program
- CASA of Laramie County
- Results of Laramie County
- Victims Advocate-USAF
- Safe Kids
- YMCA Health and Wellness
- Volunteers of America
- Brookside Physical Therapy
- Women Infant Children
- Public Health Response and Outreach Program
- GUMC Social Action Team – Domestic Violence Awareness
- Platte Valley Physical Therapy Center
Cancer survivor and author Mary Billiter will be the event’s featured speaker. Billiter is a Wyoming native and has published mystery and romance novels.
The fair has room for 38 vendors and agencies to set up booths. Any organizations or representatives interested in setting up a booth can contact Orr at email@example.com.