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Homeless Strategies and Resources

South Salt Lake City is dedicated to the health, safety, and welfare of all our residents. Anyone who is currently facing homelessness, experiencing it, or knows someone in crisis has access to our robust network of federal, state, and local resources to address their needs. For additional information and resources, please reach out to our Homeless Strategies Department or our Homeless Resource Officers. 

Community Meetings

The Men's Resource Center monthly meeting occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 pm. Meetings are currently held virtually, via Zoom. See the "Events" section on the homepage sslc.gov

These meetings include Police, Fire, EMS providers, community-based partners, and City Administration in an effort to ensure that the guests of the shelter and surrounding community members are safe and informed. This is also an opportunity for neighbors, shelter managers, public safety, and city leaders to discuss ways to improve the shelter and keep people and properties surrounding the MRC safe. We encourage all to participate.

July Community Meeting Video

Homeless Resource Officers

In 2018, South Salt Lake Police Department began a program with a specially trained group of police officers to handle the unique circumstances and situations that arise at both the Men's Resource Center and in the community with people experiencing homelessness.  Officers work in tandem with The South Salt Lake Homeless Strategies Department, The Road Home, Shelter the Homeless, South Salt Lake Fire and EMS Department, and local South Salt Lake City businesses.  This team can respond with both resources and public safety tools as needed.

They can be reached through a dedicated number 801-412-3684 or through calling the non-emergency dispatch number 801-840-4000. In an emergency, please call 911. 

 

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Homeless Strategies Department

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Christine Simonette
Homeless Strategies Director
[email protected] 
801-483-6015

Allison Brotherton
Homeless Strategies Coordinator
[email protected]
801-483-6016

‚ÄčLieutenant Ryan Cram
Community Resource Division
 

Non-Emergency Homeless Resource Officer
801-412-3684

Community Meeting

In-depth meeting notes, along with monthly data reports from the Fire Department and the Police Department, can be found in the PDFs linked here: 

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

Janurary 2022

These meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to learn more, please go to the city's event page.

National Homeless Assessment Report
Report on Homelessness

The Salt Lake Valley Coalition to end homelessness 

2021 Report on Homelessness in Utah