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Catholic Community Services of Utah
Since 1945, Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) has been empowering people in need along the Wasatch Front to reach self-sufficiency. Through our 8 life-sustaining programs, CCS is able to lovingly serve and provide hope to those with the greatest need in our community regardless of race, religion or personal circumstance. CCS’ Basic Needs Services–Northern Utah oversees the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, and St. Martha’s Baby Project. Services provided by this Ogden-based facility include Northern Utah’s largest food pantry and layettes for impoverished mothers who have just given birth. The Hall Food Bank distributed more than 2 million pounds of food to clients last year, and 415 layettes were distributed to new mothers.
The Hall Food Bank is the largest food distribution center in northern Utah, and monthly provides thousands of pounds of food through on-site client pickup, home delivery of food boxes, and through distribution of goods to regional partner pantries. These vital services could not be maintained without volunteers. Volunteers help ensure CCS can provide food assistance to thousands of people each year. Last fiscal year volunteers contributed 4,552 days of service, totaling 15,155 hours, to the Hall Food Bank.
For more information on donating, volunteering, and events follow us on Facebook and Twitter and go to our website www.ccsutah.org or call 801-977-9119.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley
Since our humble beginnings in 1967 in Murray, the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley has grown to become the state's largest youth-serving, after-school program. Nearly 3,000 youth each year attend one of our 11 Club programs on a regular basis. These kids receive interesting consecutive activities, led by adults who respect and listen to them at a safe place to learn and grow. In support of these life-changing programs, we present our 25th Annual Celebration on April 20, 2013 at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Rio Tinto Center. Our annual fundraising event provides an opportunity for corporate sponsors and individuals to partner with our organization in raising money to continue to provide a world-class Club Experience for every youth who enters our doors. More information about our event can be found at www.bgcsv.org.
Utah Newborn Safe Haven
The Utah Newborn Safe Haven, or 'baby drop-off' law, allows a birth mother or any other person to turn over a newborn to a staff member at a Utah hospital offering 24-hour services. This law ensures the person relinquishing the newborn not be questioned, but medical information can be provided to help in the future care of the child. This law has protected infants from injury and death by providing a safe place for the baby and secrecy for the person dropping off the newborn.
The Utah Newborn Safe Haven Committee has developed an outreach initiative to inform Utah residents about the Safe Relinquishment Law. The committee has created materials to promote general awareness, including a website, educational posters, TV and radio public service announcements, and access to a toll-free information hotline staffed by emergency professionals at the Utah Department of Health. The website provides information on Utah’s Safe Relinquishment Law, including Commonly Asked Questions, Utah Hospital Locations, and Helpful Links and Resources.
If you would like to order any of the printed materials or if you have questions about Utah Newborn Safe Haven, please visit the website www.utahsafehaven.org or call the hotline at 1-866-458-0058.
Pregnancy Risk Line
For almost 30 years the Pregnancy Risk Line (PRL) has been providing pregnancy and breastfeeding information to women, families, and health care providers throughout Utah. PRL is a joint effort of the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
This free, private, and easy-to-use telephone information service answers questions about medicines, drugs, chemicals, and other environmental exposures that can potentially harm an embryo, fetus, or infant.
Trained medical consultants answer calls Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PRL will take messages and returns calls the same day. A translation service and TDD service are available.
In the Salt Lake City area call (801) 328-2229; outside the Salt Lake City area call the toll-free phone number at 1-800-822-2229. All phone calls are free and confidential.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Utah is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Our mission is to improve the lives of those living with mental illness and their families and loved ones through support, education, and advocacy.
Among many other programs, NAMI Utah offers mentor assistance specific to those living with mental illness and their loved ones. From 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, NAMI Utah mentors answer phone calls from individuals who are living with a mental illness and need someone to talk to. Or perhaps their son, daughter, brother, mother, friend is struggling on their journey with a mental illness and they need some support.
Genevieve was looking for help paying for her prescriptions as she doesn’t have a job or insurance. She applied for Medicaid and hasn’t heard back from them yet. She’s living with her family but they are unable to help cover the costs of her brand-name psychiatric medications. When she spoke with one of the mentors at NAMI Utah, she was referred to the drug company’s website as well as other online and community resources in order to apply for prescription assistance. Through these resources and the support of the NAMI Utah mentor, Genevieve was able to get the help she needed.
AAA Fair Credit Foundation
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Several years ago, Bernadette Deschine wrote down a goal on a piece of paper which she kept with her and prayed about daily. She called 211 to schedule an appointment to have her taxes filed at a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. While getting her taxes prepared, a volunteer handed her information about the IDA matched savings program offered by AAA Fair Credit Foundation.
The next day she called and registered to attend the IDA series of free money management training classes required to participate in the program. Over the course of three years, she saved monthly until reaching $1,500, allowing her to receive a 3:1 match for a total of $6,000 towards the down payment of a home. Savings in the IDA program can be used towards homeownership, self-employment, education, or work-related assistive technology devices.
With the help of AAA Fair Credit, she learned about Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. She attended a meeting and applied. Much to her surprise, her family was selected to have a house renovated for them and an interest-free loan. She completed 200 hours of sweat equity and completed the mandatory education classes. Delta Airlines used the money that it gets for recycling its cans and bottles to help fund the remodel, and Delta employees provided the labor.
At her home dedication, Bernadette said, “Getting this home means a lot to me. I have put in a lot of effort with prayer and faith, and with everyone’s help, I was able to reach my goal. This is hand up not a hand out for my family. I would like to thank AAA Fair Credit Foundation, Delta Airlines, Elizabeth from Salt Lake County Housing Authority, Salt Lake Habitat for Humanity, the VITA volunteers, and everyone else for all their help and support.”
AAA Fair Credit Foundation is a consumer credit counseling and HUD-approved housing counseling agency. Its mission is to help individuals and families achieve lasting financial stability through programs and services that incorporate five key principles: learn, earn, save, invest, and protect. More information is available online at www.faircredit.org.