Recovery on Redwood

Expanding Our Reach


To keep pace with Utah’s growing needs, we are expanding our detoxification and counseling services with a new facility on Redwood Road, adjacent to downtown Salt Lake City.


Left untreated, substance use disorders wreak havoc on families, the economy, public safety, and individual quality of life. At VOA Utah we've been helping Utahns battle substance addiction for almost 40 years, but the need is growing. In fact, drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in Utah.

We currently turn away an average of ten individuals per day from our detox facilities due to the lack of space.

Streamlining Care at a New Facility

We need more space. We need a more seamless continuum of care. So we're moving our detoxification facilities (Men's Detox Center and the Center for Women and Children) and our Cornerstone Counseling Center under the same roof in separate spaces. We'll meet clients where they are on the path to recovery, more easily treating substance use disorders and mental health issues. 

Recovery on Redwood facility

VOA Utah provides services to vulnerable community members who might not otherwise be able to afford care.

A Trusted Community Partner

VOA Utah is a trusted community partner with a wealth of experience helping people experiencing homelessness, substance addiction, and mental health issues. We are revolutionizing our approach to serve more people more effectively and with greater efficiency. Join us in making Recovery on Redwood a reality.


Current Fundraising Outlook

$19.9M overall project cost
$10.6M secured to date
$9.3M remaining to raise

Facility Features

  • 75,000 square feet over 2 floors 
  • 200 parking spaces 
  • On the UTA bus line 
  • Modern kitchen facilities to serve all meals 
  • Expanded space for in-kind donation sorting and storage and outreach offices 
  • Expanded counseling offices and group rooms for new programs 
  • Additional dorm space that can flex to accommodate needs 
  • 6,954 total clients will be served annually at Recovery on Redwood

How To Give

Tax Deductibility

VOA Utah is a 501(c)(3) organization with EIN (94-3008720). Donations to the campaign are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Multi-year Pledges

A three-year pledge period has been established for the campaign, allowing donors to fulfill their pledges in installments. However, exceptions may be made to accommodate specific donor needs.

Gifts of Appreciated Property

Capital assets, including stocks, bonds, securities, and real estate, which have appreciated significantly beyond the original purchase price, may also be contributed, potentially creating significant tax benefits. Certain limitations apply, however, and donors are encouraged to consult with advisors about such gifts.

Corporate and Matching Gifts

Owners of closely held corporations may benefit by making contributions through their companies. This avoids possible double taxation of both corporate and personal incomes. Also, many corporations have matching gift programs under which the value of an employee’s or director’s (or spouse’s) gift may be multiplied.

Gifts of Cash

An outright pledge of cash is the simplest method of giving. It qualifies for a full charitable deduction.

Dan Benshoff, Chief Development Officer, VOA Utah
Phone: 801-875-4589
Liza Springmeyer, Campaign Manager, Pathway Associates
Phone: 801-555-5555