100,000 Homes: Salt Lake City is a partnership between more than 20 local non-profits, government organizations and businesses. The goal of this campaign is to identify people currently experiencing homelessness who are most vulnerable due to health risks and long term homelessness and connect them with housing quickly and effectively.
This campaign fits into The Road Home’s ongoing focus on housing first, where men, women, and families experiencing homelessness are moved out of shelter and into housing as quickly as possible. Our housing first method also helps identify individuals and families who are struggling to overcome chronic homelessness, homelessness lasting longer than 2 years or multiple episodes of homelessness over a year. Programs like Palmer Court, our permanent supportive housing development, have been deeply effective in helping formerly chronically homeless men, women, and families return to housing. The Road Home’s innovative housing programs have helped over 1,000 families return to housing. 87% of people housed through our programs are able to remain stably housed and never return to shelter.
We are proud to be part of the 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake City campaign and to partner with a variety of organizations as we work to help people step out of homelessness and back into housing. Here are a few of the organizations participating in our local campaign:
Volunteers of America, Utah
Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to working to end homelessness in our community. We joined the 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake project because it is a wonderful step forward in the community effort to reach out to our most vulnerable homeless community members. This project will give all of us needed information that will be useful in moving hundreds of our homeless neighbors into sustainable, stable homes.
Salt Lake City Police Department
The Salt Lake Police Department, through its Crisis Intervention Team is pleased to provide safety training to 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake volunteers during Registry Week Jan. 30 – Feb. 2. As a founding member of the Salt Lake City Homeless Outreach Service Team, SLCPH supports efforts to help individuals transition out of homelessness and address its root causes. Under the direction of Police Cheif Chris Burbank, SLCPD commenced the planning effort that led to the creation of HOST in January 2011. Today the HOST program is supported by Salt Lake City, 20 social service providers, 10 businesses and one family that have sponsored HOST donation meters in the Central Business District of Salt Lake City. HOST’s primary goal is to streamline case management to reduce costs and foster positive housing outcomes.
Housing Authority of Salt Lake City
The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City is committed to our mission: to provide affordable housing opportunities for our community. Specifically the Homeless Programs and the Section 8 department have championed the cause of homeless individuals in our community, and by hosting the 2013 Point in Time Count & 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake City Registry Week headquarters at Sunrise Metro we hope to determine the continued need of people facing homelessness and work with partner agencies to solve this problem.
Catholic Community Services
The Weigand Homeless Day Center serves over 200 homeless persons each day, seven days a week. The WDC provides basic human needs services such as bathrooms, showers, clothing, and personal care items, a computer lab, job searches, resume writing and service referrals. The St. Vincent de Paul Dinning Room serves an average of 760 meals for lunch and 600 meals for dinner each day to homeless people in our community.
Fourth Street Clinic
Fourth Street Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides 24,300 comprehensive health care and supportive service visits to 3,800 homeless Utahns annually. By increasing homeless Utahns’ access to primary care, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in ending homelessness, promoting community health, and achieving across-the-board health care savings.
Housing and Community Development Division of the Department of Workforce Services
The Housing and Community Development Division of the Department of Workforce Services is supporting 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake’s Registry Week by donating 100 volunteer t-shirts, in partnership with the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund. This division has also contributed significant time and resources to integrating Registry Week with Salt Lake’s annual Point-in-Time Count. The assessments collected during the 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake Registry Week will contribute to Utah’s Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness and will bring increased energy and collaboration as our goals to end homelessness are met.Department of Workforce Services staff will also join in the volunteer effort during Registry Week both at headquarters and on outreach teams.
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help during 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake City’s Registry Week Jan. 30 – Feb. 2. Learn More & Volunteer!