YRC Programs

Groups Schedule

Groups are for anyone who receives services at the Youth Resource Center. We encourage youth to participate in groups led by staff, volunteers, or other organizations that have partnered with the youth center.

Groups run about 45 minutes to 1 hour at the Center. For further group details, please get in touch with the Homeless Youth Resource Center at 801-364-0744 or email yrcprogramming@voaut.org.

Center Resources

  • Youth Advocate Led Groupsβ€”Tuesday through Saturday. Youth Advocate-led groups are 1 hour long and are different each week. These groups include crafts, music, documentaries, painting, drawing, cooking, baking, card games, board games, etc. 
  • YRC Programming Tabling Hoursβ€”Tuesdays. The Program Manager goes over weekly programming schedule every week with clients. 
  • Resource Dayβ€”Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 10 am to 11 am. Clients access resources such as clothing, hygiene items, sleeping bags, tents, pampers, etc. This happens three times a week.
  • Townhallβ€”Monday. 11 am to Noon. Clients can provide feedback to staff. 
  • Crisis Clinician (Intern)β€”Monday and Thursday. 10:30 am to 5 pm. Short-term counseling and/or therapy are available for clients and provided by our crisis clinician intern. 
  • Shelter Case Managementβ€”Weekly office hours are from 5 pm to 7 pm Monday through Thursday. Clients may speak with a case manager about housing options, schedule appointments, and receive updates. 
  • Storage Serviceβ€”Tuesday and Thursday. 5 pm to 6 pm. Clients can access a free storage service with "A place for your stuff". Staff will transport clients to this free storage service twice a week.
  • Computer Labβ€”Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 5 pm to 6 pm. Clients can use our computer lab to check their email, create a resume, apply for a job (online), apply for benefits, etc.
  • Coping Skills Groupβ€”Tuesdays. 2 pm. YESS team provides a safe place for clients to talk about substance use/recovery and how that is connected to one's own traumatic experience. Our YESS team Peer Support Specialist hosts this group once a week through March 2, 2023. 
  • SNAP LABβ€”First Tuesday each month, 10 am to Noon. Our Diversion Department hosts this clinic on the first Tuesday of every month. Clients receive individualized help signing up for food stamps and other state/local benefits.

Community Resources

  • Youth in Recoveryβ€”Mondays from noon to 1 pm. 3 VBH storefront case managers will come to YRC weekly to complete client intakes. This is the first step in setting them up with a VBH case manager and therapist.
  • Youth in Recoveryβ€”Tuesdays. 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Peer support group for clients in recovery or interested in recovery. 
  •  All Together Skate-park (ATS) Skate Groupβ€”Tuesdays. 10:30 am to 11:30 am Skate group is hosted every Tuesday. Gear rental included. All are welcome!  
  • Boxing Programβ€”Fridays. 4 pm to 6 pm Youth Advocate-Led weekly group at Sorensen Center. This group is hosted every Friday. Transportation and Rec Day pass included.
  • Bouldering Projectβ€”Last Week of Every Month. 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm Private bouldering Lessons @ Bouldering Project Climbing gym. This group is hosted on the last week of every month. Coaching and rentals included.
  • PrEP/Preventionβ€”First Monday of Every Month. Staff from U of U educate clients on living with and/or preventing HIV.
  • 4th St Mobile Clinicβ€”Once per month (scheduled day varies). 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Clients can schedule a health checkup from 4th Street Mobile Clinic. Scheduled days depend on service availability and are different each month.
  • Utah Pride Centerβ€”Every other Tuesday. noon to 1 pm. Utah PRIDE Center tables at YRC every other week on Tuesdays. The PRIDE Center shares its programming schedule and some resources.
  • Mental Health F.I.T.β€”Every other Wednesday. 11 am to noon. Clients engage in several creative mediums to talk about and destigmatize mental health. Spring Programming will focus on film production, engaging conversations, and documentaries. This group is six weeks long and culminates in a documentary.
  • Writing Groupβ€”Thursdays. 11 am to noon. Salt Lake Community College hosts a writing group each Thursday. Clients get to express themselves through journaling activities and storytelling. 
  • Legal Clinicβ€”Wednesdays. 6 pm to 7 pm during meal service. Clients can meet with an attorney and ask for legal advice. This occurs every Wednesday from 6 pm-7 pm during meal service. 
  • Utah Harm Reductionβ€”Thursdays. 1 pm to 3 pm. This organization visits the center weekly to provide clients with harm reduction resources, referrals, and education. Services include a needle exchange program and testing. 
  • Salt Lake County Recreation Center Day Passesβ€”Clients may request 1 day pass that grants them access to any Salt Lake County Recreation Center. Day passes are given out every Wednesday, depending on availability. 
  • SAPREA Consent for Young Adultsβ€”First Wednesday of every month. 11 am to 12 pm. This non-profit organization hosts a monthly group about healthy dating and consent.
  • Dentacorβ€”Teeth cleaning and screening for YRC Clients. This will start in January for an undetermined time. This Service is generally offered during the day from 9 am to 5 pm depending on volunteer availability
  • Planned Parenthood Tablingβ€”Second Tuesday of every month. 

Future 2023 Programming

All dates to be determined. 

  • Financial Literacy Groupβ€”Guest speakers from Fidelity Financial will host a group once a month to speak on different topics relating to financial literacy. 
  • Haircuts @ YRCβ€”SLC Company and Group, "A Barber's Journey," is partnering up with the YRC to provide our clients with haircuts every other week for an undetermined time.



yrc-thumb-320x231.jpg Questions? Contact us at 801.364.0744 or yrcprogramming@voaut.org.