• Volunteers of America Utah was the state Commission on Volunteers' nonprofit agency of the year for 2007.

• VOA Utah was organized in June 1907, nine years after being founded in New York as an interdenominational church by Maud and Ballington Booth.

• More than 4,000 individuals are served each year in Utah through VOA's network of 224 individual volunteers, donors, other churches, private businesses, nonprofit social service groups and government agencies.

• Since 1986, VOA has opened:

— an alcohol and drug detoxification center

— a homeless outreach program

— a unique 30-bed detox center for women that allows their children to live on site

— a homeless youth drop-in program

— a substance-abuse day-treatment program

— a housing case management program

— senior citizen volunteer service

Alcohol/Drug Detox Center

The Alcohol/Drug Detox Center is a 56-bed adult social model detoxification program. In this program, clients are assessed, screened for medical problems, participate in case management and are referred to treatment.

Phone: 801 363-9400<

Center for Women and Children

The Center for Women and Children, a detoxification center, assists homeless women with substance-abuse issues to break the cycle of homelessness and substance abuse and allows women to bring their children 10 and under to the center. Social model detoxification, case management and referral services are available.

Phone: 801 261-9177

Substance Abuse Day Treatment Program

Clients are referred to this program directly after completing a minimum three- to five-day detoxification period. Orientation is held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. This program assists homeless and low-income individuals to break free from addictions by combining individual counseling with group counseling, recreation groups and life skills training in a four-hour per day, five-day-per-week day treatment milieu.

Phone: 801 355-1528

Housing program

This program provides transitional and permanent housing (apartments through collaborations with the Housing Authority of Salt Lake County) and specialized case management services to homeless individuals/families who have completed substance-abuse treatment to ensure recovery, relapse prevention and self-sufficiency.

Phone: 801 355-1528