Homeless Veterans Fellowship's mission is to provide a stabilized living environment, counseling services, and additional programs that will enable homeless veterans and veterans at risk of being homeless to return to self-sufficiency. Located in Ogden, Utah, our services have provided for veterans all over Utah and the intermountain area since HVF was founded in 1989.
The Road Home is a private non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. The Road Home provides multiple services to help people overcome homelessness, including emergency shelter, emergency services, case management, and housing. The Road Home's website also includes FAQs and Myths About the Road Home.
Homelessness is a serious issue that impacts many students. At the University of Utah we provide direct service and referrals to assist students experiencing homelessness, those who are displaced, or believe they may be homeless soon.
Utah 211's Housing & Utilities: List of resources sortable by county and/or category.
Volunteers of America, Utah is a human services nonprofit organization with more than 150 paid staff who serve more than 10,000 people across the state each year. VOA Utah programs addressing homelessness in Utah include:
888 South 400 West; Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served—see website for times.
Homeless Outreach Program: 801-631-7584
Library Engagement Team: 801-870-5489
The goal of the Young Men’s’ Transition Home is to provide a supportive path from the street to self-sufficiency, so young men experiencing homelessness don’t become homeless adults. The home serves young men ages 18 through 24 who are struggling with homelessness—often because they have been turned away from their families or have aged out of foster care.
This residential program is 18-months long and requires the girls to log 40 hours of productive work each week. This could be by going to school, work, counseling, or a volunteer position. Through case management, goal setting and groups and classes that teach critical life skills, young women ages 16–19 receive guidance and structure to help them finish their education and transition from instability and homelessness to reunification with family and self-sufficiency.
Published by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in 2014, this four-page PDF resource offers information to service providers on how to support teens and young adults who are experiencing homelessness with a trauma history.
Related NCTSN Resource: Complex Trauma: Facts for Shelter Staff Working with Homeless Children and Families: Guides shelter staff in offering support to children and families who are experiencing homelessness and who have experienced trauma.
To address the heartbreaking epidemic of youth homelessness across the Americas, it is critically important to know and recognize the state of chronic homelessness as a whole.
The National Traumatic Child Stress Network's (NCTSN) Learning Center's 11-lesson course covers a range of topics including adolescent development, adolescent risk behaviors, LGBTQ youth, HIV testing, legal and ethical issues, resiliency, and trauma among homeless and runaway youth.
Learn how Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) programs and resources support preventing and ending homelessness among people with mental and/or substance use disorders.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) section on Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Families Experiencing Homelessness. Published in 2009, this manual is an adapted version of Psychological First Aid for those working with families experiencing homelessness. This manual offers information on homelessness and trauma, the role of shelter providers, as well as implementing the 8 PFA Core Actions in shelter settings. The manual includes worksheets and examples for providers to assist them in offering support.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) section on Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Published in 2009, this manual is an adapted version of Psychological First Aid for those working with youth experiencing homelessness. This manual offers information on homelessness and trauma, the role of shelter providers, as well as implementing the 8 PFA Core Actions in shelter settings. The manual includes worksheets and examples for providers to assist them in offering support.
While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members. No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.
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