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Jennifer became the Executive Director of the Self Help Center in fall of 2015. Jennifer is a Casper Native with over 12 years of non-profit administrative experience. Jennifer is committed and is passionate about creating a healthier community and is able to work towards this goal by offering hope and help through the Self Help Center's programs and services.
Our Mental Health Therapist, Alana has a lot of experience advocating for victims through the criminal justice system. Alana has completed the Gavin De Becker & Associates Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy and is well practiced in doing threat assessments. Alana has been working with victims in Natrona County as a Victim Advocate for the past 10 years. Alana was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and is very knowledgeable about what resources Natrona County has to offer.
Kirsten Roberts is a Lead Crisis Advocate and McKinley House Coordinator at Self Help Center. In these roles, Kirsten advocates for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, assesses offenders, as well as works with men who are at risk for homelessness. Kirsten holds a Master’s degree in Social Work obtained at the University of Wyoming at Casper. After a few months of interning at Self Help Center, Kirsten joined AmeriCorps and successfully completed 1700 service hours with the agency. Upon completion of the AmeriCorps term, Kirsten became a full time Crisis Advocate. Kirsten has a passion for helping people live healthy, and independent lives.
Micki has been working in the non-profit sector for over 16 years. She joined the Self Help Center team in 2015 as the Safe House Manager. Micki provides crisis intervention and case management to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse that qualify for our Safe House program. She assists clients with safety planning and helps client navigate through the various social and human service agencies in the community.
Substance Abuse Treatment Provider & McKinley House Case Manager
Walt joined the Self Help Center in May of 2018. He coordinates the marketing and branding efforts of the organization, also serving as a crisis center advocate. Walt is a Wisconsin native and attended school there, graduating from the UW-Milwaukee. He has spent most of his career working in the media industry, moving his family to Casper in 2010. He has partnered with many regional groups, organizations and businesses and continues to do so in his current role.
Victor Orr has been providing violence prevention programming for the Self Help Center for more than 20 years. The PAVE (People Against Violence Everywhere} program includes one on one mentoring of youth after school, small group work focused on violence prevention, and large group presentations on dating red flags and healthy relationships. In addition, he facilitates a summer camp called CORE (Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education} which is available to all students to promote team work, self-esteem and peer relationship building. The students are also trained in Leave No Trace principles to help preserve the environment. Scholarships are available for any student who is unable to pay for the camps. There are six trips available for up to 18 students per trip.
Tabby serves as a Crisis Advocate for the Self Help Center. She began working at the center in through AmeriCorps in 2017, successfully completing 1700 service hours with that agency. She joined the Center upon completion of this service. Tabby coordinates the efforts of our 24-Hour Hotline as well as the facilitation of our ESG case management. Her passion for helping survivors of assault and violence is an asset toward our efforts in providing advocacy, safety and shelter for those within our community.
Through the Wyoming Advocate Corps (WyAC) Program, the Self Help Center hosts two AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps members focus on safety, education, and sustainability for victims by providing financial literacy education and services, crisis advocacy, safety options, and information on community resources, as well as leveraging community volunteers for local domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
President: Jackie Brown
Vice President: Tracie Calkin
Treasurer: Tyler Disburg
Secretary: Elisa Crum