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$10,000 Donation To Center Of Hope

The Northern Arapahoe Tribe and Wind River Casino have donated ten thousand dollars for the Center of Hope in Riverton.

The Center of Hope offers observation, a detox program, and up to 3 months of transitional living to people with substance abuse problems. Clients experience things like morning meditations, group therapy, and skills for coping with loss.

Center of Hope representative Shelley Mbonu says the money donated by the tribe and casino will go toward things like transporting people to treatment programs or getting assessments.

“This will help with clients who are coming in and they haven’t had an assessment yet,” Mbonu says. “That allows us to help to make sure that they’re getting their evaluations and things like that, and it also helps pay for some of the things that clients need for treatment, maybe some personal needs that they might have.”

Mbonu says the Center is important to the local community. She says the Center has partnered with the Northern Arapahoe Tribe for a long time, and this donation solidifies that partnership.

“We are so grateful that the Northern Arapahoe Tribe and the Wind River Casino wants to partner with us. They really see that there is the need in this community to actually make treatment services a reality for people,” she says.

Erin Jones is Wyoming Public Radio's cultural affairs producer, as well as the host and senior producer of HumaNature. She began her audio career as an intern in the Wyoming Public Radio newsroom, and has reported on issues ranging from wild horse euthanization programs to the future of liberal arts in universities. Her audio work has been featured on WHYY Philadelphia’s The Pulse and the podcast Out There.
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