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The Road Home Salt Lake City

210 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 359-4142

Class of Housing: Shelter, Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing.

General Information:

The Road Home is a social service agency that provides emergency shelter, case management, and low-income housing to single men, women, and families with children experiencing homelessness.

We begin by providing people with basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter, while immediately working with them to develop a plan for housing. Our programs are designed to connect people with resources and help integrate them back into the community.

We provide a variety of services for the people who turn to us for help. Services include: emergency services and shelter, basic necessities (clothing, hygiene items, etc.), case management supportive services, such as mental health services, connection to substance abuse providers, housing programs, employment services, after school programs, pre-school programs, art therapy, housing stability services, and basic life skills. We strive to provide as many services on-site at the shelter as possible, so these services are easily accessible to the people we serve.

Shelter is often the first step on the road home.

The Road Home operates low barrier shelter with housing focused services for men, women and families in Salt Lake County, Utah.

Our Emergency Shelters, the Salt Lake Community Shelter and the Midvale Center, are open 365 days a year, including holidays to help meet the needs of single men, single women, and families in our community. While some nights the shelter has more people staying with us than others, we make every attempt to provide shelter to everyone who is in need of a place to stay.

Along with providing life-saving emergency shelter, we help people re-build their support networks and create stability in their lives through our housing programs, case management, and connecting them with community partners.

Shelter Locations
Salt Lake Community Shelter and Resource Center

210 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

 Midvale Center

529 West 7300 South (9th Ave.)
Midvale, UT
 Serving families with children.  Our Midvale Center is open year-round.
 Housing Programs

The Road Home delivers housing services to households using Progressive Engagement within Housing First. Progressive Engagement is the practice of helping households end their homelessness as rapidly as possible, despite barriers, with minimal financial and support resources; more supports are applied to those households who struggle to stabilize in housing. Rapid Rehousing is considered a light-touch intervention, while Permanent Supportive Housing is reserved for the most vulnerable households. Housing First prioritizes helping people experiencing homelessness locate and move in to housing, then providing individualized and voluntary supportive services as needed. This approach emphasizes participant choice in both housing selection and in service participation.


Rapid Rehousing Program for Families

Approximately 50% of families we serve use emergency shelter services for a very short period and do not return to shelter. Every family staying in our housing-focused shelter is assisted in creating a Housing Plan, which includes a targeted housing date. Support to meet this housing date includes: creation of a housing plan, housing location assistance, employment and benefit assistance through Department of Workforce Services and housing placement case management supports. Families that are unable to resolve their homelessness without financial support may be prioritized for Rapid Re-housing (RRH) financial assistance. Once in housing, families receive case management supports focused on stabilizing in housing. Each month of the program, Case Managers assess families for housing stability and connect households to supports that will bolster that stability. If families need assistance to stabilize beyond an initial small package of assistance, we may extend our support from month to month. An extension of support is determined by whether or not the family will become homeless the following month without our assistance. We expect that every family will be successful with RRH supports. Since 2009 we have served over 3,000 households with the Rapid Rehousing and Progressive Engagement model.

Eligibility: Families experiencing literal homeless (living in an emergency shelter, the streets or a location uninhabitable by people).

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (Rapid Rehousing for Veterans)

In 2012, The Road Home was awarded a Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant. Since then, our grant award doubled, and we have worked in a community collaboration to end homelessness for all Veterans. RRH packages are offered to individuals and families with heads of households that have Veteran status. As with RRH for families, all Veteran households are offered the same package of assistance: barrier debt elimination, a deposit, pro-rate, up to nine months of rental assistance and case management. As part of a community wide partnership including outreach agencies, other shelter providers, public housing authorities and resources from Department of Veteran Affairs, we know we will realize our goal to eliminate homelessness for Veterans.

Eligibility: Veterans, and their families, that are literally homeless.

Click here to see the infographic from the National Alliance to End Homelessness about why the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program is important.


Housing Not Jail; Pay For Success

Housing Not Jail is a new Pay for Success model program aimed at serving single adults that are persistently homeless (90-364 days of homelessness). The program launched in January 2017 and will conclude in 2022. Housing Not Jail is the first randomized control trial for Rapid Rehousing for individuals experiencing persistent homelessness in the world. The data produced by the project will inform housing models and programs everywhere. Individuals who meet the persistently homeless criteria are randomly selected to participate in the program and receive a Rapid Rehousing package of support: barrier debt elimination, security deposit and three to nine months of rental assistance and case management. This program has unique enhancements, such as behavioral health services and employment support, and is addressing a long-standing need in our community to assist individuals that do not have a history of chronic homelessness.

Eligibility: Single men and women that are literally homeless and have a history of persistent homelessness. Referrals are not accepted for this program.

Website: https://www.theroadhome.org/

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Helpful Definitions For The Road Home Salt Lake City:

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

How To Volunteer at The Road Home Salt Lake City:

Be a volunteer. Call The Road Home Salt Lake City at (801) 359-4142 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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