Homelessness is a growing concern in Utah, particularly among families, and is increasing year after year. Family Promise Salt Lake combats homelessness by working with faith communities to provide relief and lasting self-sufficiency.
Various congregations take turns opening their doors and providing temporary shelter to four families at a time using a rotation network. This unique shelter model mobilizes existing resources within the faith community to take a hands-on approach to homelessness. After the initial time in the shelter, those utilizing the shelters can be transitioned in to more long-term housing where they work with case managers to learn the skills needed to maintain long-term stability.
Since 1995, they’ve served over 800 families to find their way through this experience and on to a more stable life. If you’re looking for a way to help, Family Promise Salt Lake can help you find ways to make a positive impact through donations or volunteering in the program.
SelectHealth recognizes the compassionate care provided by Family Promise Salt Lake as another example of how Utah Gives Back.