The article mentioned the Catholic Church's efforts in combatting theses
problems. Is the LDS church involved also, or are most of their resources
directed to their own members?
EMMA..I realize you live in a different State from Utah...but do your homework
before you 'think the Mormon church should help'! This program could
not even begin to survive without help from the LDS church. The citizens of Utah
are very generous people and help in many, many ways.i.e. I give to the
Road Home via United Way via my paycheck every paycheck. I know of no one that
wants people to be homeless and not able to help themselves..and every little
I applaud your article here. It is impressive that the rate of homelessness has
declined so rapidly. Here in Olympia, we are concerned with our fellow citizens
needs also, but we have not had that kind of impact. It would be a good model
for this town, and others, to study and learn from. I hope all of us can see
that even in a state so dedicated to conservative principles and Republicanism
as Utah, there are still the poor who need help, and there is hope available for
them. God Bless those who do.
@NeilT - Nice comment. We can't judge. I really think Utah could be a
leader in helping the homeless become home blessed. Good for the DN and E Morgan
for publishing this article.
The epic center of the Mormon Church is in Salt Lake City not far from this
location. I recently saw a documentary of their endless supply of food and
other supplies in a big warehouse. When I saw this, my first thoughts were the
homeless I saw on the streets in Salt Lake City during prior visits. The poor
and needy should be helped.
The headline says that 80% of Utah's homeless live on the Wasatch Front.
Doesn't 80 percent of Utah's population live on the Wasatch Front?
Isn't this proportional?
No doubt many will get on here and blame the poor for being poor. It's
all their fault for using drugs or being unmotivated or whatever reason they can
come up with to pass their self righteous judgement on others. I admit I find
it easy to this myself. I find it sad that anyone has to be in desperate
circumstances in such a prosperous and free country. We can blame and fault
find or be part of the solution. I prefer to be part of the solution. If
everyone donated a little to a worthwhile charity it would help a lot.