Youth Resource Center

Youth Resource Center

Volunteers of America, Utah's Youth Resource Center serves homeless and at-risk youth, ages 15 - 22 along the Wasatch Front

Volunteers of America, Utah's Youth Resource Center is a drop in resource center and emergency shelter for all youth aged 15-22 at-risk or experiencing homelessness.

We provide essential basic need items, 3 hot meals a day, pantry food, showers, laundry, life-skills groups, housing and employment case management, dental and medical care assistance, with access to mental health services on-site.

From 7:30 pm - 8:30 am the Youth Resource Center transitions into a 30 bed emergency shelter. Youth that are working toward self-sufficiency are encouraged to apply for a first come, first serve program named the "Self-Reliance Program." This program allows for 15 youth to work closely with an LCSW Clinician and Youth Advocate to achieve goals toward self-sufficiency as well as guaranteeing a shelter bed while they are on this program. The other 15 beds given away through a lottery system where youth are randomized through an electronic system. 

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    To be eligible for this program and it's resources, you must be a homeless or at-risk individual between the ages of 15 - 22.

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    How to Enroll

    If you are interested in utilizing resources at the Youth Resource Center, please come in during drop-in center hours from 8:30 am - 7:30 pm and complete the intake process and center orientation.

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    Hours of Operation

    The Youth Resource Center operates 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. However, intake and resource hours are Monday through Sunday, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm. Emergency shelter hours are Monday through Sunday, 7:30 pm - 8:30 am.

For inquiries please contact the Youth Resource Center
Phone: 801.364.0744
888 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101