Homeless Resource Centers
Shelter the Homeless is currently developing three brand-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 all those in need achieve housing stability and sustainable self-sufficiency.
Resource Center Model
The primary goal of the Resource Center Model is to prevent and end homelessness by providing emergency temporary shelter with high-impact interventions 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: case management, housing navigation, employment services, life skills, meals, medical care, personal storage and connections to other long-term community resources. 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. The coordinated entry process is an approach to coordination and management of a crisis response system’s resources that allows users to make consistent decisions from available information to efficiently and effectively connect people to interventions that will rapidly end their homelessness.
Neighborhood Advisory Committees
Shelter the Homeless is organizing and coordinating Neighborhood Advisory Committees for each Resource Center. The purpose of this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 starting in August 2019. The final months of the transition is being guided by a transition team, including issue-specific task groups.
Click links below for more information of the transition process and timeline.