The Road Home http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ The Road Home en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:01 MST Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:17:33 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Study of location of city's homeless services providers a 'courageous conversation' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620459/Study-of-location-of-citys-homeless-services-providers-a-courageous-conversation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620459/Study-of-location-of-citys-homeless-services-providers-a-courageous-conversation.html The work of the Salt Lake Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission got underway Monday. The appointed panel of... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:20:00 MST Letter: The Road Home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618942/Letter-The-Road-Home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618942/Letter-The-Road-Home.html I commend the mayor for forming a task force to put a comprehensive plan together to better serve the homeless. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:16:39 MST New Year's Day event gives homeless, people in poverty a 'fresh start' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618802/New-Years-Day-event-gives-homeless-people-in-poverty-a-fresh-start.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618802/New-Years-Day-event-gives-homeless-people-in-poverty-a-fresh-start.html Salt Lake City Mission's annual New Year's Day celebration gave hundreds of poor and homeless Utahns a fresh start Thursday.... Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:05:00 MST Wind and cold temperatures 'absolutely brutal' for Utah's homeless http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618695/Wind-and-cold-temperatures-absolutely-brutal-for-Utahs-homeless.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618695/Wind-and-cold-temperatures-absolutely-brutal-for-Utahs-homeless.html Strong easterly winds across the Wasatch Front have caused snow to drift and temperatures to drop to single digits or below... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:21:16 MST Utahn Merlin Taylor is Santa with a cause http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618357/Utahn-Merlin-Taylor-is-Santa-with-a-cause.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618357/Utahn-Merlin-Taylor-is-Santa-with-a-cause.html Merlin Taylor doesn't earn a dime from the dozens of Santa Claus appearances he makes each December in Utah. However, he asks... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:57:36 MST Police searching for two men following downtown shooting death http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618142/Police-searching-for-two-men-following-downtown-shooting-death.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618142/Police-searching-for-two-men-following-downtown-shooting-death.html Police are looking for two men they say shot and killed a man in argument downtown Friday night. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:35:00 MST Utah tops the nation in voluntarism, nine years running http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617935/Utah-tops-the-nation-in-voluntarism-nine-years-running.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617935/Utah-tops-the-nation-in-voluntarism-nine-years-running.html For the ninth consecutive year, Utah ranks top nationwide in voluntarism, according to the most recent Volunteering and Civic... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:36:30 MST Group to study Salt Lake homeless facilities, consider relocation of services http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617640/Group-to-study-Salt-Lake-homeless-facilities-consider-relocation-of-services.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617640/Group-to-study-Salt-Lake-homeless-facilities-consider-relocation-of-services.html Salt Lake City is planning a comprehensive planning process in 2015 regarding services for homeless individuals and families,... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:17:05 MST Holidays offer opportunities to help — here are some ways you can serve http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615709/Holidays-offer-opportunities-to-help-2-here-are-some-ways-you-can-serve.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615709/Holidays-offer-opportunities-to-help-2-here-are-some-ways-you-can-serve.html Utahns were ranked No. 1 in the nation for voluntarism in 2013. In keeping with tradition, here are ways your family can... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:00:00 MST As winter approaches, here's how you can help Utah's homeless http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612414/As-winter-approaches-heres-how-you-can-help-Utahs-homeless.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612414/As-winter-approaches-heres-how-you-can-help-Utahs-homeless.html Salt Lake organization that shelter and serve homeless people need donations of new/gently used coats, warm clothing,... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 16:30:00 MDT Road Home to use Midvale shelter one more season before building new facility on site http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609888/Road-Home-to-use-Midvale-shelter-one-more-season-before-building-new-facility-on-site.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609888/Road-Home-to-use-Midvale-shelter-one-more-season-before-building-new-facility-on-site.html The Road Home will use its Midvale community winter shelter one more season before building a new facility at the same site.... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:15:30 MDT Salt Lake City a partner in campaign to house 100K chronically homeless Americans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605165/Salt-Lake-City-a-partner-in-campaign-to-house-100K-chronically-homeless-Americans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605165/Salt-Lake-City-a-partner-in-campaign-to-house-100K-chronically-homeless-Americans.html Salt Lake City and other partners in a national effort to reduce chronic homelessness have reached their collective goal of... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:40:00 MDT 10 cities, Salt Lake County fund inaugural homeless services grant http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602244/10-cities-Salt-Lake-County-fund-inaugural-homeless-services-grant.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602244/10-cities-Salt-Lake-County-fund-inaugural-homeless-services-grant.html Acknowledging homelessness is a shared responsibility, 10 cities and Salt Lake County have funded an inaugural homeless... Thu, 01 May 2014 19:33:49 MDT Missing Kearns teen found safe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600568/Missing-Kearns-teen-found-safe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600568/Missing-Kearns-teen-found-safe.html Baylee Fausett, 17, who went missing Monday, was found safe Wednesday in Salt Lake City/ Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:51:42 MDT Police ask for help locating missing Kearns teen http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600558/Police-ask-for-help-locating-missing-Kearns-teen.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600558/Police-ask-for-help-locating-missing-Kearns-teen.html Police are asking for help locating a 17-year-old girl who went missing from her home Monday and may be attempting to meet up... Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:55:00 MDT The Road Home to level and build new community winter shelter in Midvale http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600018/The-Road-Home-to-level-and-build-new-community-winter-shelter-in-Midvale.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600018/The-Road-Home-to-level-and-build-new-community-winter-shelter-in-Midvale.html The Road Home plans to open a newly constructed community winter shelter in Midvale next fall. The nonprofit agency plans to... Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:40:00 MDT Youths team with Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans for artistic alley-oop http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599480/Youths-team-with-Utah-Jazz-forward-Jeremy-Evans-for-artistic-alley-oop.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599480/Youths-team-with-Utah-Jazz-forward-Jeremy-Evans-for-artistic-alley-oop.html The Utah Jazz and AT&T are teaming up on a mural that will be installed on the exterior of the Artspace Bridge Projects in... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:34:28 MDT New steps taken to break the cycle of poverty http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598746/New-steps-taken-to-break-the-cycle-of-poverty.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598746/New-steps-taken-to-break-the-cycle-of-poverty.html In three years, Sen. Stuart Reid has guided an effort to address intergeneration poverty from the research stage to tapping... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:45:00 MDT Day of service helps meet needs, teach youth life lessons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590736/Day-of-service-helps-meet-needs-teach-youth-life-lessons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590736/Day-of-service-helps-meet-needs-teach-youth-life-lessons.html Youth Councils from across Salt Lake County participated in a day of service Saturday. Kearns and Midvale youth helped ease... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:19:12 MST Utah Symphony to commemorate JFK with concert Nov. 22-23 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590675/Utah-Symphony-to-commemorate-JFK-with-concert-Nov-22-23.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590675/Utah-Symphony-to-commemorate-JFK-with-concert-Nov-22-23.html The Utah Symphony will hold concerts to commemorate the legacy of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22-23 at 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 13:00:00 MST Weather change marks opening of Road Home overflow shelter http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589318/Weather-change-marks-opening-of-Road-Home-overflow-shelter.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589318/Weather-change-marks-opening-of-Road-Home-overflow-shelter.html Families who stay at The Road Home's overflow shelter in Midvale this winter will have a new roof over their heads, part of... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:35:00 MDT Salt Lake's 'Rio Grande solutions' aim to tackle issues of public safety, drug use and more http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587407/Salt-Lakes-Rio-Grande-solutions-aim-to-tackle-issues-of-public-safety-drug-use-and-more.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587407/Salt-Lakes-Rio-Grande-solutions-aim-to-tackle-issues-of-public-safety-drug-use-and-more.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and others community leaders on Monday outline collaborative efforts to ensure homeless... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:55:00 MDT Photo gallery: Children at homeless shelter get new back-to-school supplies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584899/Photo-gallery-Children-at-homeless-shelter-get-new-back-to-school-supplies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584899/Photo-gallery-Children-at-homeless-shelter-get-new-back-to-school-supplies.html More than 140 children who have recently moved into the Road Home, Salt Lake City’s family homeless shelter, received... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:08:02 MDT Zions Direct Adds 5 New Charities to Growing Auction Platform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634985/Zions-Direct-Adds-5-New-Charities-to-Growing-Auction-Platform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634985/Zions-Direct-Adds-5-New-Charities-to-Growing-Auction-Platform.html ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 MDT Zions Direct Adds 5 New Charities to Growing Auction Platform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634769/Zions-Direct-Adds-5-New-Charities-to-Growing-Auction-Platform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634769/Zions-Direct-Adds-5-New-Charities-to-Growing-Auction-Platform.html Best Friends Animal Society, United Way, JDRF, Utah Food Bank, and The Road Home are the newest additions to Zions Direct's... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 MDT Christmas in July brings fun, donations to The Road Home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583074/Christmas-in-July-brings-fun-donations-to-The-Road-Home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583074/Christmas-in-July-brings-fun-donations-to-The-Road-Home.html The Salt Lake Board of Realtors held its 22nd annual Christmas in July event at The Road Home homeless shelter Friday... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:08:58 MDT The Road Home serves homeless throughout state, nation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581224/The-Road-Home-serves-homeless-throughout-state-nation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581224/The-Road-Home-serves-homeless-throughout-state-nation.html The Road Home shelters homeless people from every county in Utah and every state in the nation. Acknowledging this is a... Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:29:06 MDT Stamping it out: New programs helping the homeless beat substance abuse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579551/Stamping-it-out-New-programs-helping-the-homeless-beat-substance-abuse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579551/Stamping-it-out-New-programs-helping-the-homeless-beat-substance-abuse.html Many shelter directors say an increase in substance abuse is to blame for trapping more young people in homelessness. But... Wed, 08 May 2013 17:52:24 MDT Mayors of Salt Lake County ready to fund help for the homeless http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579378/Mayors-of-Salt-Lake-County-ready-to-fund-help-for-the-homeless.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579378/Mayors-of-Salt-Lake-County-ready-to-fund-help-for-the-homeless.html All communities in Salt Lake County would help support services for homeless people under a proposal for each city to give 35... Fri, 03 May 2013 06:29:18 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Bees rally to sweep doubleheader vs. Reno at home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577994/Salt-Lake-Bees-Bees-rally-to-sweep-doubleheader-vs-Reno-at-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577994/Salt-Lake-Bees-Bees-rally-to-sweep-doubleheader-vs-Reno-at-home.html The Bees took two games from Reno on Wednesday night, taking a 2-1 series lead in the process. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:40:00 MDT Jazz notebook: Utah puzzled by rare 5-point play in 5-point loss to Mavericks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576634/Jazz-notebook-Utah-puzzled-by-rare-5-point-play-in-5-point-loss-to-Mavericks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576634/Jazz-notebook-Utah-puzzled-by-rare-5-point-play-in-5-point-loss-to-Mavericks.html The Dallas Mavericks made a rare five-point play in the fourth quarter of their five-point win over Utah. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:00:00 MDT In our opinion: 'Inherited' poverty http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624906/Inherited-poverty.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624906/Inherited-poverty.html When it comes to fighting chronic homelessness, Utah is developing an impressive track record. The Utah homes for the... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Bill allowing former inmates to obtain temporary IDs passes committee http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575076/Bill-allowing-former-inmates-to-obtain-temporary-IDs-passes-committee.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575076/Bill-allowing-former-inmates-to-obtain-temporary-IDs-passes-committee.html Ask any nonprofit agency that serves those newly released from jail or prison, a former inmate's lack of identification... Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:55:00 MST About Utah: Utah's attack on homelessness a model for the nation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623219/Utahs-attack-on-homelessness-a-model-for-the-nation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623219/Utahs-attack-on-homelessness-a-model-for-the-nation.html Utah's homes for the homeless initiative, now in its ninth year, has attracted far-reaching and favorable attention because... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:33:18 MST Nonprofits pitch lawmakers for funds for community detox, homeless overflow shelter upgrades http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573821/Nonprofits-pitch-lawmakers-for-funds-for-community-detox-homeless-overflow-shelter-upgrades.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573821/Nonprofits-pitch-lawmakers-for-funds-for-community-detox-homeless-overflow-shelter-upgrades.html On Thursday, Bray asked the Utah Legislature's Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee to consider a state appropriation... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:35:00 MST Dick Harmon: Hot-shooting Dons race past stumbling BYU Cougars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572799/Hot-shooting-Dons-race-past-stumbling-BYU-Cougars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572799/Hot-shooting-Dons-race-past-stumbling-BYU-Cougars.html San Francisco blistered the nets, converting 9 of 10 second-half 3-point shots in a 60-point second half that buried the... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:32:39 MST Video: Utah youth discuss bullying, legislative process, the rewards of curiosity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572194/Video-Utah-youth-discuss-bullying-legislative-process-the-rewards-of-curiosity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572194/Video-Utah-youth-discuss-bullying-legislative-process-the-rewards-of-curiosity.html Youth city councils from throughout the state participated in the Utah League of Cities and Towns' Local Officials Day at the... Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:05:00 MST Volunteers span state to count homeless http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572129/Volunteers-span-state-to-count-homeless.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572129/Volunteers-span-state-to-count-homeless.html Every year the State of Utah participates in a physical count of all homeless individuals across the state to determine how... Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:51:56 MST Lawmaker's proposal: Hire a homeless person, receive a state tax credit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570572/Lawmakers-proposal-Hire-a-homeless-person-receive-a-state-tax-credit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570572/Lawmakers-proposal-Hire-a-homeless-person-receive-a-state-tax-credit.html Utah employers who hire a homeless person could receive a corporate or individual income tax credit up to $2,000 under a... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:28:45 MST Road Home buys overflow shelter in Midvale, plans overdue renovations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570139/Road-Home-buys-overflow-shelter-in-Midvale-plans-overdue-renovations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570139/Road-Home-buys-overflow-shelter-in-Midvale-plans-overdue-renovations.html The Road Home, in partnership with the local Shelter the Homeless Committee, has finalized the purchase of the... Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:17:21 MST Homeless 600 nights, woman now has a place to call her own http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569373/Homeless-600-nights-woman-now-has-a-place-to-call-her-own.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569373/Homeless-600-nights-woman-now-has-a-place-to-call-her-own.html Not more than two weeks after Bonds stood outside the homeless shelter at 210 Rio Grande and asked for a second chance, she... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 11:30:00 MST Lack of affordable housing has forced many low-income families to turn to shelters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618453/Lack-of-affordable-housing-has-forced-many-low-income-families-to-turn-to-shelters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618453/Lack-of-affordable-housing-has-forced-many-low-income-families-to-turn-to-shelters.html Tanna Orullian, 25, and her 4-year-old daughter, Sage, are busy putting up decorations and getting ready for Christmas in... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 23:05:00 MST Homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson to receive FBI community service award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567539/Homeless-advocate-Pamela-Atkinson-to-receive-FBI-community-service-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567539/Homeless-advocate-Pamela-Atkinson-to-receive-FBI-community-service-award.html Longtime community advocate Pamela J. Atkinson has been named as the Utah recipient of the FBI Director's Community... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:56:53 MST Volunteers provide Thanksgiving outing for families at Road Home shelter http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567279/Volunteers-provide-Thanksgiving-outing-for-families-at-Road-Home-shelter.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567279/Volunteers-provide-Thanksgiving-outing-for-families-at-Road-Home-shelter.html Families staying at The Road Home got a chance to give their kids an unexpected Thanksgiving feast and a night of fun Tuesday... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:10:10 MST U. to hold day of service to commemorate new president's inauguration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564998/U-to-hold-day-of-service-to-commemorate-new-presidents-inauguration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564998/U-to-hold-day-of-service-to-commemorate-new-presidents-inauguration.html Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:08:43 MDT 210 Rio Grande: The epicenter for Utah's homeless http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564548/210-Rio-Grande-The-epicenter-for-Utahs-homeless.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564548/210-Rio-Grande-The-epicenter-for-Utahs-homeless.html More than 80 percent of the state's homeless are along the Wasatch Front, according to a 2011 state report. Many land at 210... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:50:39 MDT Demand brings early opening for homeless shelter http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563567/Demand-brings-early-opening-for-homeless-shelter.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563567/Demand-brings-early-opening-for-homeless-shelter.html Sixty-two families moved into the overflow of The Road Home shelter Monday, the earliest ever opening of the overflow facility. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:50:23 MDT Breaking the cycle: Children of poverty become adults in poverty http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563412/Breaking-the-cycle-Children-of-poverty-become-adults-in-poverty.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563412/Breaking-the-cycle-Children-of-poverty-become-adults-in-poverty.html Sophie Toese, simply by virtue of her gender, is almost two times as likely as a man to be a second generation recipient of... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:11:06 MDT