Collective Impact on Homelessness

Using a Collective Impact approach, Shelter the Homeless is working on breaking down silos by uniting communities and homeless service providers to work together in profoundly new ways. Shelter the Homeless is developing coordinated entry service delivery systems so that people who need assistance are identified quickly, their needs and strengths are assessed, and matching them to the appropriate housing assistance and community services tailored to their unique needs and strengths to help them achieve and maintain stable housing. Combining our efforts in this way will have an exponentially greater impact than we would otherwise. Our expectations include the following:

For Those At-Risk or Experiencing Homelessness

  • Increased understanding and recognition of the unique needs of the at-risk and homeless populations
  • Successful diverting of individuals and families from emergency shelter whenever possible
  • Individuals and families are provided with stabilization services when they are needed
  • Those in crisis have their basic needs met

For Salt Lake County’s Homeless Service and Housing Systems

  • A steady decrease in homeless rates
  • Appropriate, timely access to services across the system—nobody “falling through the cracks”
  • Homeless individuals develop a relationship with a caseworker or other form of support
  • Individuals who exit homelessness find steady employment and income

To Prevent Homelessness

  • Salt Lake County’s housing supply meets the demand and needs of all residents
  • People have access to service and support that can help them avoid homelessness
  • Children and adolescents avoid the cycle of homelessness
  • Those who do become homeless are able to prevent it from happening again.

Steering Committee

  • Alan Pruhs
    Executive Director, Association for Utah Community Health
  • Anne Burkholder
    Executive Director, YWCA of Salt Lake City
  • Casey Cameron
    Deputy Director, Department of Workforce Services
  • David Litvack
    Deputy Chief of Staff, Salt Lake City
  • Don Przybyla
    Vice President, Goldman Sachs
  • James Morgese
    General Manager, KUED
  • Janice Kimball
    Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake
  • Jen Campbell
    Executive Director, South Valley Sanctuary
  • Jennifer Godfrey
    CEO, Utah Community Action
  • Jennifer Steele
    VA Salt Lake City Health Care
  • Jonathan Hardy
    Director, Wasatch Front Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • Karen Crompton
    Department Director, Salt Lake County Human Services
  • Karen Hale
    Deputy Mayor, Salt Lake County
  • Kathy Bray
    President & CEO, Volunteers of America, Utah
  • Kim Correa
    Executive Director, The INN Between
  • Lana Stohl
    Deputy Director, Utah State Department of Human Service
  • Laura Michalski
    CEO, Fourth Street Clinic
  • Lisa Nichols
    Intermountain Healthcare
  • Matt Melville
    Homeless Services Director, Catholic Community Services
  • Matt Minkevitch
    Executive Director, The Road Home
  • Mike Brown
    Chief, Salt Lake City Police Department
  • Preston Cochrane
    Executive Director, Shelter the Homeless
  • Rob Wesemann
    Executive Director, NAMI Utah
  • Shawn McMillan
    Executive Director, First Step House
  • Tara Rollins
    Executive Director, Utah Housing Coalition
  • Tiffanie Provost
    Owner, Axiom Property
  • Tim Whalen
    Division Director, Salt Lake County Behavioral Health

Committee Calendar