Wyoming Public Radio | By Hannah Habermann

Published May 3, 2024

In downtown Laramie, there’s a blue building with tall windows tucked between two local staples – Front Street Tavern and Lovejoys Bar & Grill. While it might not look like much from the outside, upstairs is the office for an organization that’s had a big impact for many.

Over the past four decades, Climb Wyoming has worked to break cycles of generational poverty in a state where almost a third of families with single moms live below the poverty line. The nonprofit has served over 10,000 moms and 25,000 of their children – that’s more than the third largest city in Wyoming.

Katie Hogarty is Climb’s CEO and has been with the organization for nearly fourteen years. She says women who participate in the program are really struggling to make ends meet.

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