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 trauma-informed designed resource centers are part of a broader change to provide solutions and implement measures that address the underlying causes of homelessness and help individuals achieve housing stabilization and self-reliance.

Resource Center Model

Our primary goal is to prevent and end homelessness by providing emergency temporary 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 including housing navigation, employment services, life skills, 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.

Coordinated Entry System

Most importantly, we are collaborating with community partners, including government agencies and service providers, to develop a Coordinated Entry System. This unified approach will help people experiencing homelessness access shelter placement/diversion, homeless-specific resources, and housing in a much more coordinated, efficient way.

Resource Center Model Infographic

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. See links below for more information of the transition process and timeline.

Transition Team & Timeline

Salt Lake Area Homeless Shelter System

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3380 South 1000 West
Estimated Completion September 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.
Accomodates:
300 Men
Square Footage:
90,000 sq. ft.
Paramount Avenue
Estimated Completion June 2019

Paramount Avenue

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.
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.