TO MIMI'S HOUSE
Assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. To provide a warm, family - style environment for Casper youth ages 16-19.
Mimi's House Board of Directors announce, it has been determined to be in the best interest of the youth and community we serve to take this opportunity to put a temporary pause in providing in home service, and take some time to restructure some administrative needs by readdressing our strategic plan and reevaluating the needs of the community. Our purpose in doing this is to ensure that we are best meeting the needs put before us as efficiently and effectively as possible. We are grateful for the partnerships with other organizations that made this possible, and provided the assurance that the few residents we had are well cared for.
There are many circumstances leading up to this decision: When we first began there wasn't another organization here equipped to serve in this manner, so we responded to the community's need. We hit the ground running with our first property, that unfortunately was well aged and costly to maintain. Purchasing an additional property and expanding services to provide for males, as well as females, in just barely over a years time.... it's difficult to budget when your expenses keep changing so rapidly. In the early part of summer we came to the reality that we couldn't sustain the expense of that first property and liquidated it July. Within a month's time our executive director notified us that his family needs were calling him to return home and depart from us. So we found ourselves in this "perfect storm" of imperfections, and took some time to reflect on where we came from, but more importantly where we want to be headed.
We recognize that even a brief suspension impacts the whole community, proper planning and successful implementation of policies and programming will have an exponentially greater impact well into the future.
Your continued support, patience, and well wishes are GREATLY APPRECIATED! We're not going away, we're just taking a brief suspension to make internal improvements... Like a caterpillar in it's cocoon, morphing into a beautiful butterfly.