Governor Herbert urges Utahns to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on tax form [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: *
February 4, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Aimee Edwards
edwards@utah.gov
801.755.3085
Governor Herbert urges Utahns to donate to the
Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on tax form
SALT LAKE CITY — After meeting with individuals who are experiencing
homelessness today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns to donate to the
Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their Utah income tax form.
“In every part of our state, we have individuals and families experiencing
homelessness — some for a single night, and some for weeks or months,” said
Gov. Herbert. “Donating to the trust fund provides support directly to the
services they need most, like emergency shelter, healthcare and food.
Utahns are known for helping their neighbors, and that’s exactly who these
people are — our neighbors.”
Gov. Herbert visited with some of those neighbors at the Fourth Street
Clinic — one of the many service-providers that receive funds from the
Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. The clinic provides health screenings,
immunizations, mental health and substance abuse services, dental and eye
care, pharmacy and other services.
By donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their 2015 tax
form this tax season, Utahns are supporting statewide efforts focused on
delivering critical services for our vulnerable homeless population. All
donations to the fund go directly to service organizations statewide that
provide vital care and assistance to individuals and families experiencing
homelessness.
The homeless trust fund is leveraged with other state funding to provide
the maximum impact for the following services statewide:


Emergency services – temporary shelters, soup kitchens, day centers and
outreach services

Supportive services – varying levels of case management used to help
more people move into stable in housing

Housing services – rapid re­housing, transitional housing, rental
assistance, onsite case management and security

The following agencies, through a competitive grant application process,
have received funding through the State Community Services Office:


Bear River Association of Governments, Logan

Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center, Cedar City

Catholic Community Services, Salt Lake City

Center for Women and Children in Crisis, Juab, Utah and Wasatch Counties

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse, Logan

Community Action Services, Provo

D.O.V.E. Center, Cedar City

Family Connection Center, Davis County

Family Promise Salt Lake, Salt Lake City

Five County Association of Governments, St. George

Fourth Street Clinic Wasatch Homeless Health Care, Salt Lake City

Friends of the Coalition, Provo

Golden Spike Outreach, Provo

Homeless Veterans Fellowship, Ogden

Housing Assistance Management Enterprise, Salt Lake City

Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake, Salt Lake County

Iron County Care and Share, Cedar City

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, Park City

New Horizons Crisis Center, Richfield

Community Resources and Development Division, Salt Lake County

South Valley Sanctuary, West Jordan

St. Anne’s Center, Ogden

Switchpoint, St. George

The Road Home, Salt Lake City

Tooele County

Uintah Basin Association of Governments, Vernal

Uintah County

Utah Legal Services, statewide

Valley Behavioral Health, statewide

Volunteers of America, statewide

Wasatch Mental Health Services, Provo

Weber Housing Authority, Ogden

Your Community Connection, Davis County
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