Dear Friends of The Road Home,
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
Thank you! In this report you will read about the continued efforts of The Road Home to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community. You will also see the names of many who make this work possible by making financial contributions. Unfortunately, it is not possible for this report to be long enough to capture the still larger group of volunteers who give themselves and their time to serve those in our community who are homeless.
I express my gratitude for each of you who have demonstrated the courage to follow through on your decision to help those who we serve as they progress from Help to Hope to Home.
While I am extremely grateful for the work of The Road Home over the last year, as well as all of those who made it possible, I believe the most important (and best) days for The Road Home are still ahead of us.
In addition to our main shelter in Salt Lake City and the growing pool of supported housing units, an important piece of our future story is the new Winter Community Shelter (replacing a 1940’s celery warehouse) in Midvale that will provide emergency shelter for families during the winter months. It is a strange sensation to build a new building while hoping and praying that it gets used as little as possible. However, I’m grateful for the City of Midvale, donors, architects, and construction personnel that all decided to act so that it will stand as a beacon of hope for anyone who needs it. I’m grateful for the courage of those who will seek temporary refuge within its walls as part of their road home.
Thank you, each of you, for your support and service to those most vulnerable in our community. I am confident that as we continue to serve others The Road Home will be better, our community will be better, and we will each experience a well-lived life.
Matt Willes – FY15 Board President