210 Rio Grande: The epicenter for Utah's homeless

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  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Oct. 17, 2012 12:15 a.m.

    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?

    Oct. 16, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    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 bit helps...

  • bullet56 Olympia, WA
    Oct. 16, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    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.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    Oct. 16, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    @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.

  • emma blackfoot, ID
    Oct. 16, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    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.

  • Walt Nicholes Orem, UT
    Oct. 16, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    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?

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 16, 2012 7:39 a.m.

    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.