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AmeriCorps Salt Lake County

Contact Information

2001 S State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84190

(385) 468-4877

Focus Areas

  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Economic Security
  • Homelessness & Housing
  • Veterans & Military Families

Salt Lake County Housing and Community Development's (HCD) mission is "to improve the quality of life for Salt Lake County Residents" in the homelessness communities. To help with these efforts, AmeriCorps members will provide services and resources to individuals and families in the area of economic opportunity. AmeriCorps members, representing diverse ages, cultures, education, experiences and backgrounds who will provide direct services to homeless individuals and families. Read More

  • About Us
    Salt Lake County’s AmeriCorps MVP Program places AmeriCorps members in community agencies who serve individuals and families who are or have been homeless. Many of the individuals have lived on the streets or in refugee camps for years. They often have challenges with mental health, domestic violence in their homes, aged out of foster homes, and substance abuse. Because they have been or are homeless, they lack job experience and life skills to gain employment. The focus of the County's AmeriCorps MVP Program is on Economic Opportunity. One goal is helping individuals who are homeless get into safe, decent affordable housing and maintain their housing (housing stability). The other major goal is to improve the economic condition of individuals and families by providing activities that increase employable skills, help in securing employment and to access mainstream services which increase client assets and personal financial worth.
  • Our Impact
    Our AmeriCorps member's activities and interventions will focus on providing services under the AmeriCorps Economic Opportunity focus area which includes housing and employment. Members will provide outreach and engagement of homeless persons, place them into housing, provide support to individuals and families in housing, assist homeless and formerly homeless persons to obtain employment and access mainstream services to increase economic stability. Members will work under the direction of case managers in community, private non-profit, and government organizations.
    The clients receiving housing placement services would be those who are homeless, who have recently been housed after being homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. Within this group are more specific segments of the homeless population such as; youth under 25 years of age, veterans, victims of domestic violence, single parent families, etc. Data for our 3rd quarter 2018, places the number of individuals who received housing placement services totaled 3,195 in which there were 494 individuals that have transitioned into housing.
    For those receiving employment/job placement services, focus would include those same populations, such as; individuals and families who are homeless, individuals and families recently placed into housing and those that are at risk of becoming homeless. In our 2016-2017 grant year the total number of clients who received job placement services totaled 2,366 in which there were 298 individuals placed into jobs.