Crisis Prevention and Response began as a group of concerned citizens who wanted to do something to help families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in Washakie County. In 1983, these amazing individuals worked together to form Community Crisis Services and to incorporate it into a 501c3 private nonprofit corporation. Over the years it was housed at a variety of locations, and individuals and families needing shelter services were provided housing at a variety of places.
In 1997 property was purchased on the corner of Big Horn Ave. and North 19th St. including a house to serve as a shelter, and a building was erected on site as an office. In that same year the name of the organization changed for a second time, to Victims of Violence Center.
In 2010, it became necessary to close the shelter building because of some structural defects, and since that time families needing shelter services have used motels for a short time or have been provided bus tickets or fuel to seek shelter in other communities. In 2011 our name changed for a third time, to Crisis Prevention and Response Center (CPR). We felt this new name better represented the individuals and families we serve and the services we provide.
As we look to the future, we are planning to expand our offices, including a new shelter for families to find safety from violence. We still remain committed to that original vision our founders had more than thirty years ago and work tirelessly to end violence in Washakie County.
CPR maintains an environment free of discrimination and prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, recidivism, and veteran, marital, or family status.