Challenge grant helps fund homelessness services
Today I joined Gail Miller and members of her family to announce their generous donation to Shelter the Homeless – the nonprofit organization that will own the new homeless resource centers. The Miller Family Foundation has issued a $10 million challenge grant and will match donations dollar-for-dollar up to that amount. The money will help to fund services and programs to minimize and prevent homelessness.
Make your donation to Shelter the Homeless.
When I convened a
collective impact committee with more than 30 stakeholders, including government, business, nonprofit and private members, I had confidence we would be able to harness a lot of good will. We signed on to a common agenda and agreed to operate by consensus. We said we would hold ourselves accountable to achieve
14 outcomes, including to meet the basic needs of those in crisis, decrease Salt Lake County's homelessness rate over time and divert individuals and families from emergency shelter whenever possible.
It's remarkable what happens when everyone is at the table, participating in the work and taking unified action. We've come a long way. We've gained the support of the Utah legislature to help build three new homeless resource centers.
However, today's announcement isn't about buildings; it's about the private support we know we need in order to put the programs and staffing in place to get to our 14 outcomes. It's a model that I'm absolutely certain will help get people back on their feet and on a path towards self-reliance and at the same time fit well into neighborhoods and communities.
Restoring public safety to downtown Rio Grande district
Operation Rio Grande started this week. State, county, local partners begin to restore public safety, arrest and jail criminals, give access to treatment and jobs for troubled area of downtown Salt Lake City.
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Satellite Office Hours
I believe Salt Lake County has a responsibility to be responsive to all residents in our fast-growing metro area. In an effort to make it easier for more people to have their questions and concerns addressed, I'll be sending members of my staff out for Satellite Office Hours in various areas of the community. Residents can speak with my staff face-to-face and closer to home, with assurance I will be notified of the issue and you will receive follow-up.
Here's the schedule for upcoming Satellite Office Hours:
Tuesday, July 11; 2-3pm
Salt Lake County's West Jordan Library
8030 South 1825 West
Friday, July 14; 11am-12pm
Bluffdale City Hall, Community Room
2222 West 14400 South
Tuesday, July 18; 1-2pm
Midvale City Hall, Dahl Conference Room
7505 Holden Street
Thursday, July 27; 1-2pm
Draper City Hall, Admin Conference Room
1020 Pioneer Road