It’s the father who has lost his job. The single mother who has been hospitalized and cannot pay medical bills and lands on the streets with her children. It’s the mother who flees the domestic violence she and her children have been experiencing and doesn’t know where to go for help.
In Utah, homelessness has some unique causes. There’s Utah’s expensive housing market, the opioid epidemic, a lack of access to affordable mental health care, entry-level jobs that don’t pay a livable wage, and more. There are 2,876 people that will experience homelessness each night in the state of Utah. Of the 2,876 over 83% of them are along the Wasatch Front. Annualized this number reaches 14,000 people. What we do know from our nearly 50 years of experience in helping Utah’s homeless, is that the love found in a hot meal, fresh clothes, and a safe bed can be the catalyst for change. This is God’s love and you can be a part of making that change happen by donating today.