Six years ago, Palmer Court, our permanent supportive housing complex, opened and changed the lives of its residents. Annually, Palmer Court staff looks forward to holding a BBQ for all of its residents. At this BBQ, staff and volunteers cook an amazing meal for each person in attendance. Additionally, community partners set up informational tables about programs and services that are available for residents.
The number of community partners that attend and donate to the BBQ has grown and this year was the largest we have seen. Each community partner brought valuable information as well as donations to make sure the food portion of the BBQ was a success. This event has given the residents a chance to interact and build a sense of community inside and outside of Palmer Court.
At this year’s BBQ we were also able to unveil the newest art piece created by residents of Palmer Court. Each year, through the funding of Art Access, we are able to bring in a talented artist that helps our residents create art pieces for Palmer Court. Through this program residents grow closer together as a group and are able to learn new skills. This newest piece was created with the guidance and expertise of artist Sarah Kappos. It is a great source of pride for all of the residents who created it.
We are so grateful for the support of so many community partners including: Salt Lake City Fire Department, AmeriCorps, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Palmer Court Branch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Employment Services, 4th Street Clinic, Summit Community Counseling, Intermountain Healthcare, Valley Behavioral Health, Family Support Center, Advantage Services, Department of Workforce Services, Molina Health Care, Utah Food Bank, and Maverik!