The Road Home board of trustees and management would like to thank our community leaders for the opportunity to operate the new Single Men’s Resource Center in South Salt Lake. The Road Home has served people experiencing homelessness in the community for close to 90 years, and we are ready and eager to adapt to the system-level changes ahead as a partner in the new system.
We also would like to congratulate Volunteers of America, Utah, and Catholic Community Services for being selected to operate the other resource centers. Our teams have worked closely for many years and we look forward to embarking together on this new Resource Center plan.
We are excited and committed to working closely with Shelter the Homeless in innovating new methods to better serve people experiencing homelessness in our community. Having the oversight of Shelter the Homeless and our stakeholders involved in this new model will be extremely valuable. Together we can identify gaps and target resources for our community’s most vulnerable people.
The Road Home will continue to serve people through both emergency shelter and housing programs. Our experienced team’s goal is to ensure that more than 5,000 (25 percent more) people move out of homelessness and into housing by 2021, through excellent service delivery, data-driven decisions and innovative housing programs.
We will also continue close collaboration with our community partners to ensure our shelter guests are transitioned into safe and appropriate shelter.
Lastly, we would like to express our gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support of The Road Home and most importantly the people we serve. In addition to operating the Single Men’s Homeless Resource Center in the new model, we will continue to provide emergency shelter for families in our Midvale Family Center, operate permanent supportive housing such as Palmer Court and to help connect people with the resources they need to manage their lives and find permanent housing. And as always, The Road Home will serve as a partner and advocate for more deeply affordable housing in our community, which is the long-term solution for helping people end their homelessness.
Click here to read the press release from Shelter the Homeless.
Click here for a fact sheet about the new resource Centers.