Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Wyoming Womens Foundation Challenge




UPLIFT takes our name from the Lessons from the Geese story: "As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an 'UPLIFT' for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% more flying range than if each bird flew alone." It is our desire to provide this type of support for parents and families.


The entire family feels the impact of a child or youth with a disability or special need. Their care may be physically, emotionally, or financially draining to the family. Parents and caregivers are often reluctant to talk openly about their child’s struggles with relatives, teachers, professionals, or friends. They may not know where to go for help. The majority of the staff and board members of UPLIFT are individuals and family members of children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and special needs.


UPLIFT serves Wyoming children and youth ages 0-26 and their families. Services are provided by Family Support Specialists who serve in a variety of roles to meet the individual needs of each family.


We Believe


Children with Special
Health Care Needs:

• Have strengths and make valuable
contributions to their families and communities.

• Are children first and deserve the same love, care, and attention as any other child.

• Have a right to safely participate in community life, live with their families, and attend their local school.

• Come from a broad spectrum of families who have a variety of strengths and needs and must be treated with dignity and respect.

• Must receive all the services and supports necessary to achieve their potential.


Family Members of Children with
Special Health Care Needs:

• Must always be viewed as experts regarding their child since they have 24-hour, 7 days-aweek lifelong experiences.

• Are a source of strength for young people with special health challenges.

• Are resilient and have developed many strategies to cope with the challenges their children present.

• Must dare to hope and dream about what might be for their child. Children’s Special Health


Children’s Special Health Care
Services Must:

• Emphasize the identification of the child’s strengths.

• Be affordable, accessible, available, and appropriate.

• Be based on need, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

• Be child-centered, family-focused, community-based and culturally competent.
















Cheyenne- (307) 778-8686

Toll Free-(800) 492-3199



3701 Ridge Road
Cheyenne, WY 82001





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