New Homeless Resource Centers

Shelter the Homeless is currently developing three new Homeless Resource Centers: two in Salt Lake City and one in South Salt Lake. These Resource Centers are part of a broader change to find solutions and implement measures that will address the underlying causes of homelessness and help homeless individuals achieve housing stability and self-reliance.

Resource Center Model

The goal is to provide emergency shelter with a high level of on-site supportive services to help those experiencing homelessness resolve their immediate housing 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 throughout the day including temporary shelter, employment training, life skills, housing navigation, food, medical care, storage, counseling, and connections to long-term community support. Facilities will be served by mobile health clinics, and clients will have on-site access to a nurse manager.

This coordinated community strategy approach to delivering services was developed by a diverse group of key stakeholders, including government agencies, various philanthropies, and trusted homeless service providers.

Resource Center Model Infographic

Transition Plan & Timeline

The transition from the old 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 scheduled for June 2019. The final six months of the transition will be guided by a transition team, including issue-specific subcommittees.

More on the Transition Team and Timeline

South Salt Lake
Estimated Completion July 2019

South Salt Lake

3380 South 1000 West, South Salt Lake
Project site lies within a unique transition zone amongst mixed civic and residential uses. Access along 1000 West.
Accomodates:
300 Men
Square Footage:
90,000 sq. ft.
Paramount Avenue
Estimated Completion June 2019

Paramount Avenue

275 Paramount Avenue/High Ave, Salt Lake City
Urban infill project with great potential to use surrounding context to guide architectural place-making. Control points along 300 West and between High Avenue and Paramount Avenue access road.
Accomodates:
200 Men + Women
Square Footage:
60,000 sq. ft.
131 East 700 South
Estimated Completion June 2019

131 East 700 South

131 East 700 South, Salt Lake City
Urban infill project with great potential to use surrounding context to guide architectural place-making. Control points along 700 South entry and back of house at mid-block access road.
Accomodates:
200 Women
Square Footage:
60,000 sq. ft.