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.

Resource Center Model Infographic

HRC Services and Resources

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 info@homelessutah.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.

Homeless Resource Centers Transition Video

Transition Teams & Timeline

Salt Lake Area Homeless Shelter System

Salt Lake Area Beds Capacity Comparison

Salt Lake Area Homeless System Transition Timeline

HRC Virtual Tour

Client Transition Fact Sheet

HRC Transition FAQs

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3380 South 1000 West
Estimated Completion October 2019

3380 South 1000 West

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.
300 Men
Square Footage:
77,461 sf
Gail Miller Resource Center
Estimated Completion August 2019

Gail Miller Resource Center

242 West Paramount Avenue, 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.
200 Men + Women
Square Footage:
62,691 sf
Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center
Estimated Completion July 2019

Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center

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.
200 Women
Square Footage:
59,848 sf