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Volunteers of America Utah's "Recovery on Redwood" will help even more people, Fox13 News, October 2023 

New, larger detox center in SLC will bring more help, more hope to men, Salt Lake Tribune, July 17, 2023

The Utah heat has arrived. Here's how to look out for yourself and others,, July 4, 2023

Number of Utahns experiencing homelessness for first time increases,, June 30, 2023

A remarkable woman in our community: Kathy Bray,, April 5, 2023

Kathy Bray, a remarkable force helping Utah's most vulnerable,, March 16, 2023

NBA All-Star connects entertainment with a commitment to social impact,, February 21, 2023

Worker Shortages are Utah’s New Normal. Is the Falling Utah Birth Rate to Blame?, Utah Stories, January 15, 2023


5 deaths in SLC’s frigid outdoors prompt an emergency action to expand homeless shelters, Salt Lake Tribune, December 20, 2022

Salt Lake Valley’s homeless shelter system holding strong as winter weather drives surge in demand, Salt Lake Tribune, December 17, 2022

How will Salt Lake City manage rise of homeless camps amid growing need?, KSL, August 22, 2022

How to help people experiencing homelessness during the intense heat, Fox 13's The Place, July 22, 2022

Volunteers of America hand out water bottles, sunscreen to unsheltered in Salt Lake County on hot July days, Fox 13 NOW, July 21, 2022

Temporary Salt Lake City homeless shelter closed 1 month after opening due to staffing crisis, KSL, February 15, 2022

Volunteers needed to open 100 beds ready for Salt Lake homeless, KSL, January 20, 2022


Got curds? Dairy producers spreading holiday cheer and kindness, KSL, December 6, 2020

The Warmth of Help: How to help the homeless in Utah this holiday season, Fox 13, December 2, 2020

In our opinion: Winter is here, and Utah’s homeless need help, Deseret News, November 29, 2020

Could these Texas solutions help Salt Lake’s homeless? A look at the ‘most talked about neighborhood’ in the country, Deseret News, November 21, 2020

The Road Home named as new operator for homeless resource center in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Tribune, October 30, 2020

Masked GREENbikers Ride for Charity, Salt Lake Magazine, October, 29, 2020

SLC mayor warns about sliding back to 'orange' restrictions for COVID-19, Fox 13, September 30, 2020

Maud’s Cafe is open for takeout, The Salt Lake Tribune, September 20, 2020

Maud’s Cafe, a job training program for homeless youth, reopens, ABC 4, September 14, 2020

Health Department cleans up homeless encampments amid protests, Fox 13, September 10, 2020

GREENbike announces equity program: GREENbike Go Pass, Utah Pulse, August 7, 2020

Triple Digit Temperatures In Utah Pose Health Risk For People Who Have More Trouble Beating The Heat, KUER, July 31, 2020

SLC Ballpark residents: City-run portable toilets a 'band-aid' on homelessness, crime, Fox 13, July 30, 2020

Salt Lake County celebrates opening of new home for young adults experiencing homelessness, Deseret News, July 8, 2020

Food Truck Face Off, Salt Lake City Weekly, July 8, 2020

2020 Food Truck Face Off Month presented by Discover, KCPW, July 7, 2020

Food Pantries, Local Resturants Working To Connect Utahns With Food, Utah Public Radio, June, 13, 2020

COVID-19 forces reduction, temporary closure of some homeless services in Salt Lake County, new data shows, The Salt Lake Tribune, June 10, 2020

The Rebound: Volunteers needed as pandemic continues, Fox 13, May 22, 2020

Live coronavirus updates for Thursday, May 21: Utah announces two deaths; Summit and Wasatch counties move to yellow status, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 22, 2020

KCPW Presents: The Front Lines of COVID-19, KCPW, April 10, 2020

County organizes outreach teams for unsheltered, homeless during coronavirus crisis, KUTV2, April 6, 2020

Homeless system may face further strain with closure of the temporary Sugar House shelter later this month, Salt Lake Tribune, April 2, 2020

SL County Health Dept. Reaching Out To Homeless Populations, KSL, April 1, 2020

Despite coronavirus, earthquake, officials still closing homeless overflow shelters April 15, Deseret News, April 1, 2020

Here’s how you can help Volunteers of America in addressing needs of homeless during coronavirus outbreak, ABC4, March 19, 20202

Homeless Shelters Keep Guests Less Than Six Feet Apart, But Implement Measures to Stop COVID Spread, KUER, March 17, 2020

Potential case of coronavirus among local homeless population, ABC 4, March 15, 2020

When Nonprofits Refuse to Play: Shelter Providers Sit it Out in Utah, Nonprofit Quarterly, March 6, 2020

New homeless resource centers facing 'emergency' $3 million shortfall, Salt Lake Tribune, March 5, 2020

A united effort: Intermountain Healthcare working with communities to address opioid use disorder, ABC 4, March 5, 2020

Who will run homeless resource center? Board to weigh options for future, KSL, February 27, 2020

Pay it Forward: Kind Like Kamree Foundation spreads kindness to honor a daughter's legacy, KUTV 2, February 27, 2020

Intermountain HealthCare working with communities to address opioid use disorders, KSL, February 14, 2020

After seeing naloxene save a life, mayor stresses importance of overdose reversal drug, KSL, February 12, 2020

Salt Lake City's Homeless Relocation Plan Backfires, Invisible People, February 2020

Maud's Cafe helps at-risk youth, Fox 13, February 1, 2020

Survey aims to count entire Utah homeless population, Salt Lake Tribune, January 24, 2020

Catholic Community Services won't renew its contract this summer to operate one of three new homeless resource centers, Salt Lake Tribune, January 24, 2020

Salt Lake County annual homeless count to provides resources to individuals in need, KUTV 2, January 23, 2020

Salt Lake City Council approves temporary Sugar House homeless shelter, Deseret News, January 17, 2020

Unsheltered: Homelessness in Utah, KCPW, January 15, 2020

VOA of Utah says it's desperately in need of volunteers, Salt Lake Tribune, January 15, 2020

Utah's homeless homeless community and activists respond after protests and arrests, Salt Lake Tribune, January 13, 2020

Amazon donated $30,000 to Volunteers of America Utah, Salt Lake Tribune, January 8, 2020

Here's what Amazon promised Utah in 2019 and what it has delivered, Salt Lake Tribune, January 8, 2020


Bank of Utah, Arctic Circle Restaurants and Red Hanger are delivering warm clothes and cash to 13 charities for Christmas,, December 23, 2019

Guest opinion: To solve homelessness, we need capital and talent, Deseret News, December 18, 2019

How to actually help the homeless and others in need this winter, KSL, December 18, 2019

Could 2020 bring the full expansion of Medicaid to Utah?, Mash Viral, December 12, 2019

New Community Program Helps Patients with Opioid Use Disorders Transition from Hospital into Addiction Treatment Centers Quicker, Digital Journal, December 11, 2019

Amazon Presents Volunteers of America, Utah with $30K donation to fight homelessness, ABC 4, December 11, 2019

Program assists patients with opioid use disorders transition from hospital to treatment, Fox 13, December 10, 2019

Partnership fighting addiction hopes to heal both bodies and minds, Deseret News, December 10, 2019 

Utahns still have time to make a donation to VOA's holiday drive, Salt Lake Tribune, December 10, 2019

Help the homeless and those struggling this winter with Warm Bodies, Warm Souls, ABC 4, December 3, 2019

St. Ambrose Ladies Group collecting items for homeless youth, Intermountain Catholic, November 29, 2019

Here's what to do if you're homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in Salt Lake County, KSL, November 28, 2019

This is what you should do if you have no home in Salt Lake County, Mash Viral, November 28, 2019

Volunteers of America centers give Utahns an opportunity for growth, Salt Lake Tribune, November 27, 2019

Utah's new homeless centers linger at capacity days after closure of downtown shelter, Deseret News, November 26, 2019

Bank of Utah, Arctic Circle Restaurants and Red Hanger team up for annual Warm Bodies, Warm Souls Coat Drive to benefit 13 Utah charities, Utah Pulse, November 18, 2019

'Candy Cane Corner' store helps families in need for the holiday season, ABC 4, November 15, 2019

Rep. McAdams sponsors bill to prioritize suicide research, Salt Lake Tribune, November 8, 2019

New suicide prevention bill hits home for one Lehi mother, ABC 4, November 8, 2019

Salt Lake City Councilman Charlie Luke trailing opponent Dan Dugan by just five votes, Salt Lake Tribune, November 6, 2019

Collaboration for solar power at centers part of 'historic reset' in Serving Utah's homeless, KSL, October 28, 2019

Form of a Girl Unknown at Salt Lake Acting Company, ABC 4, October 28, 2019

Unsheltered: Homelessness in Utah, KCPW, October 23, 2019

Salt Lake City's Homeless Shelters Are Filling Up Quickly And Calling For Donations, KUER, October 18, 2019

Homeless service providers call for donations moving into cold winter months, Salt Lake Tribune, October 18, 2019

Utah homelessness groups seeking warm donations ahead of winter, KSL, October 18, 2019

Homeless advocates ask community for donations as winter approaches, Fox 13, October 18, 2019

Period rally pushes for more accessible tampons, pads with no sales tax, Salt Lake Tribune, October 16, 2019

Utah's new homeless centers already turning away women in 'startling' early strain on system, KSL TV, October 14, 2019

Salt Lake City's new resource center for homeless women is already full and overflowing, Salt Lake Tribune, October 14, 2019

'No room for me': New SLC homeless women's resource center is already at capacity, ABC4, October 14, 2019

'Form of a girl unknown' gets into all the gory details of growing up, Salt Lake Tribune, October 13, 2019

Volunteers Help Utah Homeless Community Brace for Early Freeze, Deseret News, October 11, 2019

Salt Lake Acting Company Premieres FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN, Broadway World Salt Lake City, October 10, 2019

Volunteers Help Homeless Prepare For Colder Temperatures, KSL TV, October 9, 2019

Maud's Café Serves More Than Coffee, Utah Stories, October 1, 2019

Six Intermountain Healthcare Caregivers Honored as 2019 Healthcare Heroes, Digital Journal, September 30, 2019 

Women no longer allowed at downtown homeless shelter as part of transition to new facilities, Fox 13, September 25, 2019

Young adults gathering to offer theology, prayer and fun, Intermountain Catholic, September 13, 2019

2019 HEALTHCARE HEROES, Utah Business, September 6, 2019


Salt Lake Fought Crime and Drugs for its Homeless Population, With Little Plan for Housing, Bitterroot Magazine, August 23, 2019

Shelter For All, Salt Lake City Weekly, August 14, 2019

Citizen Revolt: Aug 1, Salt Lake City Weekly, July 31, 2019

Inside Utah's new homeless centers: How will they be different?, Deseret News, July 31, 2019

How Mark Miller Subaru is helping you ‘Leave Your Mark’ at the DIY Festival, Fox 13, July 30, 2019

Utah homeless service providers put out call for volunteers ahead of big move to three new resource centers, Salt Lake Tribune, July 17, 2019

Volunteers, donations needed at three new homeless resource centers in Salt Lake Co., Fox 13, July 17, 2019

Utah homelessness providers issue 'major' call for volunteers ahead of resource center openings, Deseret News, July 18, 2019

Pioneer Park Coalition worries about losing ‘everything we’ve worked so hard for’ with homeless service transition delay, Salt Lake Tribune, July 1, 2019

Don’t-miss Summer Food and Drink Events, Salt Lake Magazine, June 25, 2019

Update: Combat Homelessness While Attending BOMA 2019, Buildings, June 25, 2019

New homeless resource center for women opens in Salt Lake City, ABC4, June 21, 2019

Closure of downtown homeless shelter delayed again, Salt Lake Tribune, June 15, 2019

Opening of Salt Lake homeless resource centers pushed back, ABC4, June 14, 2019

SLC women’s resource center to open this summer, Fox 13, June 14, 2019

New Salt Lake City women's homeless shelter almost ready despite wet spring, Fox 13, June 10, 2019

Enter to win a Subaru Forester from Mark Miller Subaru South Towne at their community event, Fox 13, June 10, 2019

Suba Bleu co-hosts The Place ahead of Mark Miller Subaru’s upcoming donation to five charities, Fox 13, June 3, 2019

Why America Can't Solve Homelessness, HuffPost, May, 19, 2019

Giving back: 8 hours with a homeless center volunteer, KSL, May 15, 2019

New Utah program continues effort to provide housing for Salt Lake's homeless, Deseret News, April 29, 2019

New Utah program continues effort to provide housing for Salt Lake's homeless, KSL, April 29, 2019

Teens serve homeless youth, Intermountain Catholic, April 26, 2019

Salt Lake City provides $112K to launch program to house individuals with mental illness, KSL, April 9, 2019

Salt Lake City provides $112K to launch program to house individuals with mental illness, Deseret News, April 8, 2019

New program to stabilize individuals with mental illness, ABC4, April 8, 2019

Utah's Sikh community observes Vaisakhi festival under the Capitol rotunda, Deseret News, April 6, 2019

Salt Lake City to provide housing for mentally ill, KUTV, April 5, 2019

Giving Back, Utah Business Magazine, April 4, 2019

Professional organizers are taking on a big task in Utah, Fox 13, March 22, 2019

Former addict gives back with day of service, ABC4, March 18, 2019

Diocese offers Holy Week mission for young adults, Intermountain Catholic, March 15, 2019


RADIOACTIVE: JANUARY 25, 2019, KRCL, January 25, 2019

Volunteer Count Of Homeless Population Underway In Wintry Salt Lake County, KUER 90.1, January 25, 2019

Asleep in the snow: Utah volunteers count homeless living on streets, Deseret News, January 24, 2019

Transition of downtown homeless shelter to resource centers scheduled for Fall, ABC4, January 23, 2019

Maud's Café Turns 1, Salt Lake City Weekly, January 23, 2019

Transition team announces timeline of shift from Road Home to new resource centers, KUTV, January 23, 2019

Harm reduction and opioid overdoses (rebroadcast), KCPW, January 27, 2019

Homeless advocates step up efforts to help during bitter cold, KSL Radio, January 2, 2019

As temperatures plummet, Utah’s homeless populations brace for the cold, Fox 13, January 1, 2019


Sharing the Love with Suba Bleu, Pets in the City Magazine, December Issue

Volunteers of America Utah will need 10,000 pairs of underwear in 2019, Salt Lake Tribune, December 22, 2018

Young Utah adults leave homelessness and couch surfing to restart their lives in these transition homes, Salt Lake Tribune, December 22, 2018

‘We Need to Do More’, City Weekly, December 21, 2018

Candy Cane Corner Store Provides Opportunity for Families in Need to Purchase Gifts for Others, ABC 4, December 14, 2018

Mark Miller Subaru Selects Two Hometown Charities to Share the Love With, Fox 13, December 10, 2018

This dancer’s dream came true when he joined Ballet West. Now he pays it forward with homeless and LGBT young Utahns, Salt Lake Tribune, December 9, 2018

How Mark Miller Subaru is Sharing The Love, Fox 13, December 6, 2018

To help the needy, go through charities — don’t give handouts on the street, officials say, Salt Lake Tribune, December 5, 2018

Candy Cane Corner offers a 'dignified,' 'empowering' Christmas shopping experience, Salt Lake Tribune, December 1, 2018

Candy Cane Corner para los más necesitados, Telemundo Utah, November 29, 2018

Closed in 2014, a Utah detox center that invites kids to stay with their recovering mothers has reopened its doors, Salt Lake Tribune, November 26, 2018

Tribune editorial: Experience counts for new homeless providers, Salt Lake Tribune, November 19, 2018

Who will run Utah's new homeless centers? The Road Home will operate the largest, Deseret News, November 15, 2019

Speaking on Business: Candy Cane Corner, Zions Bank, November 16, 2018

New details about Salt Lake County's three homeless resource centers announced, abc4, November 15, 2018

Operators picked to run Utah’s three new homeless resource centers, which are expected to open next summer, Salt Lake Tribune, November 16, 2018


From Homeless Runaway To Attorney And Advocate, Nicole Lowe Tells Her Story , KUER October 14, 2016

Critical Mass: How did Salt Lake get to this state of homelessness? Deseret News, October 10, 2016

Mayor: SLC and county crackdown on Rio Grande crime 'not business as usual'., September 29, 2016

Major police action underway in Salt Lake City's homeless district. Gephardt Daily. September 29, 2016

Dozens arrested in crime crackdown in Rio Grande neighborhood. Fox 13 News. September 29, 2016

From teen runaway to advocate: Attorney shares her story as she serves homeless youths. / Deseret News, September 18, 2016

Formally homeless mother now an attorney helping youth in need. Fox 13 News. September 18, 2016

Connecting homeless to benefits takes patience, a listening ear, advocates say. Deseret News, August 30, 2016

New homeless shelter sites could be picked by November. Fox 13 News, August 23, 2016

Homeless commission starts to home in on new shelter locations. Deseret News, August 23, 2016

Drug Recovery Revolution Coming to Utah. / ABC4, August 15, 2016

Can Salt Lake County plan meet emergency shelter needs of homeless? Deseret News, August 10, 2016

In our opinion: Local leaders' take on homeless problem necessary first step. Deseret News, August 6, 2016

Stakeholders: Can homeless reform plan reduce shelter demand? Deseret News, August 3, 2016

A real plan to help the homeless rises in Utah. Deseret News, July 31, 2016

Rio Grande neighborhood more unsafe than its ever been. Deseret News, June 22, 2016

In our opinion: New shelter, resources offer help to homeless youths. Deseret News, June 3, 2016

New Youth Resource Center is a Celebration of Hope and Possibilities. Deseret News, May 24, 2016

Volunteers of America Opens Salt Lake Youth Resource Center. Salt Lake Tribune - May 25, 2016

New Hope for Homeless Utah Teens. ABC4 News - May 24, 2016

VOA Youth Resource Center Opens New Bigger Facility in SLC. Fox 13 News - May 24, 2016

RadioActive. KRCL - May 24, 2016

New Homeless Youth Shelter Opens in Salt Lake City. Channel 2 - May 23, 2016


Is 500 West Salt Lake City's new Pioneer Park? Salt Lake Tribune, July 28th 2015

Volunteers of America respond as homeless population shifts to other areas in SLC Fox 13 News, July 24th 2015

Volunteers of America see increase of homeless families on SL streets KUTV, July 24th 2015

Volunteers of America' aims to connect with, help Salt Lake's homeless Good4Utah, July 23rd 2015

More homeless people are choosing to camp along downtown streets Deseret News, July 22nd 2015

Prefieren Acampar Telemundo July 2015 (Spanish)

Construction Begins on Youth Homeless Shelter in Salt Lake City KUER August 27th 2015

Volunteers of America to open new resource center for homeless youth in Salt Lake City Fox 13 , August 30th 2015

Ground to be broken Thursday afternoon for 24/7 homeless youth resource center with 30 shelter beds Deseret News, August 26th 2015

After Millions in donations, homeless youth center finally under construction KUTV, August 25th 2015

Is 500 West Salt Lake City's new Pioneer Park? Salt Lake Tribune, July 28th 2015

Volunteers of America respond as homeless population shifts to other areas in SLC Fox 13 News July 24th 2015

Volunteers of America see increase of homeless families on SL streets KUTV, July 24th 2015

Volunteers of America' aims to connect with, help Salt Lake's homeless Good4Utah, July 23rd 2015

More homeless people are choosing to camp along downtown streets Deseret News, July 22nd 2015

Prefieren Acampar Telemundo July 2015 (Spanish)


Wind and cold temperatures 'absolutely brutal' for Utah's homeless, Deseret News, December 2014

News Youth Homeless Shelter to Break Ground Early Next Year, KUER 90.1, December 2014

Volunteers of America-Utah's homeless youth resource center inching closer to reality, Deseret News, December 2014

Volunteers help those without homes weather the storm, Fox 13 News, Novemeber 2014

Project Uplift provides resources for homeless, others at risk, KSL News, November 2014

Project Uplift provides resources for homeless, others at risk, Deseret News, November 2014

Beyond A Place To Sleep, New Facility Helps Homeless Youth Transition, Utah Public Radio, November 2014

Salt Lake's homeless youth getting some help, hope, 2 Utah News, November 2014

Fundraising underway for facility to serve homeless youth in SLC, Fox 13 News, November 2014

Ways you can help the homeless as winter approaches, KSL News, October 2014

Bud Bailey Apartment Community celebrates grand opening, KSL News, September 2014

Improvements in, around Pioneer Park a work in progress, Salt Lake mayor says, Deseret News, August 2014

Street Engagement Team pounds the pavement to help the homeless, Deseret News, August 2014

SLC officials work with businesses to build home for homeless, Fox 13, August 2014

Library lifeguards: Volunteers of America buoy downtrodden, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 2014

Police pledge crackdown on downtown crime, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 2014

9 Pillars Project raises awareness about homeless youth through public art, Deseret News, May 2014

9 Pillars Project aims to help homeless youth, KSL News, May 2014

Doorway to hope: A transition home for homeless young men, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 2014

Homes for the Homeless: Utah's efforts to get more people off the streets, 4 Utah, May 2014

New home gives hope to homeless young men, Fox 13 News, April 2014

New facility helps homeless young men transition to self-sufficiency, Deseret News, April 2014

Salt Lake Library reaching out to the homeless, 4 Utah, April 2014

Counting the invisible homeless on the streets of Salt Lake County, The Salt Lake Tribune, January 2014

Annual count of Utah's homeless underway, Deseret News, January 2014


Cold snap a real threat to the homeless, The Salt Lake Tribune, December 2013

Volunteers of America brave the cold to lend a helping hand, 4 Utah, December 2013

Utah students work with Volunteers of America to help homeless youth, Fox 13 News, December 2013

Cold Snap Threatens Homeless Youth in Utah, KSL News, December 2013

Volunteers prepare Salt Lake City's Candy Cane Corner store, The Salt Lake Tribune, December 2013

KSL Give Back: Ways to give and receive Christmas help, KSL News, November 2013

Candy Cane Corner 'store' helps families in need for the holidays, Fox 13 News, November 2013

Battling human trafficking in Utah, 4 Utah, November 2013

Runaway chooses transient lifestyle; VOA tells of risks, dangers, KSL News, November 2013

Transition Home offers support for homeless youth, KSL News, November 2013

Outreach Helps Homeless Beat the Heat, Deseret News, July 2013

New Public Education Campaign Touts 'Smarter Way' to Help End Homelessness, Salt Lake City Department, June 2013

Mayors of Salt Lake County Ready to Fund Help for the Homeless, Deseret News, May 2013

Adult Detoxification Center Expands Due to Pressing Need, The Salt Lake Tribune, Jan. 2013

Homeless Teens Struggling to Find Warmth in Winter, Fox 13 News, Jan. 2013


Homeless Youth in Need of Warm Clothing, Food During Holiday Season, The Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 2012

Blind 'Wonder Dog' Helping Recovering Addicts See Clearly, KSL News, March 2012

Press Kit - Transition Home for Young Men


More Teenage Runaways, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, by Seth Doane, Dec. 2009