New Homeless Resource Centers
Shelter the Homeless is currently building three new Homeless Resource Centers (HRCs): two in Salt Lake City and one in South Salt Lake. These HRCs are part of a broader strategy to help individuals achieve housing stabilization and self-reliance.
Resource Center Strategy
Our primary goal is to prevent and end homelessness by providing emergency temporary shelter with a high level of on-site supportive services tailored to help those experiencing homelessness resolve their immediate crisis and rapidly return to stable housing. Each Resource Center will provide not only a safe, warm place to sleep, but a wide range of services and resources including: housing navigation, employment services, life skills, meals, medical care, personal storage, counseling and connections to long-term community support. Facilities will be served by mobile health clinics. There are no “pre-qualifications” to stay at a resource center. Anyone who follows the rules is welcome.
Coordinated Entry System (CES)
Most importantly, we are collaborating with a variety of community partners, including government agencies and service providers, to develop a centralized Coordinated Entry System. This approach will better help connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to temporary shelter (lodging) placement/diversion, homeless-specific resources, and housing in a much more coordinated, efficient way.
Neighborhood Advisory Committees
Shelter the Homeless is organizing and coordinating Neighborhood Advisory Committees for each of the Resource Centers. The purpose of each Committee is to share information, solicit community support, consensus-building and problem resolution, and general communications.
For consideration to serve in this capacity, please submit your name, organization, address, and contact information by email to email@example.com.
Transition Plan & Timeline
The transition from the old model of homeless services delivery to the new model began in 2016, with the legislative appropriation for initial resource center model funding, in depth shelter bed needs analysis and statewide implementation of diversion for families. The transition process will continue through the opening of the three new resource centers in 2019. The final months of the transition is being guided by a transition team, including issue-specific task groups.
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