Student Homelessness Task Force DONATE HERE
Health- Wellness- Safety- Success- Retention- Graduation
Homelessness is a serious issue that impacts many students. At the University of Utah we provide direct service and referrals to assist students experiencing homelessness, those who are displaced, or believe they may be homeless soon. We aim to provide short-term assistance to help alleviate the effects of homelessness so that students can achieve long-term sustainability and pursue their education and goals. Students can utilize a variety of services that are free and available to students via their student fees. These services assist in providing temporary housing, assistance finding funding resources and food, and more. If you are currently homeless or displaced or anticipating an issue with housing, please follow the steps below for help.
The mission of the Homelessness Task Force is to create sustainable and accessible resources at the U of U and SLC community in order to create a network of support that promotes student health, wellness, safety, and success.
Students are prone to housing issues due to the vulnerability that accompanies pursuing an education and may find themselves displaced for many reasons. Each of those factors or variables requires an individualized response and a collection of resources to retain students and allow them to persist with their educational goals at the University of Utah. As a group of people representing offices, departments and colleges throughout the campus, our goal is to streamline our response to a student’s specific challenge and through collaboration, utilized existing resources that will address the current housing issue as well as address the variables that brought the student to their current position.
Step One—contact Student Success Advocates http://studentsuccess.utah.edu/advocates-home/
Intake Form: Displaced Student Emergency Fund Application.
Resources on Campus— There are many resources on campus that students may not be aware of. Oftentimes these resources are presented as offices that are meant to support students in their success but they also exist and serve to help students negotiate difficult times during their experience at the University of Utah.
Resources in the Community– Students at the University of Utah are also citizens of the Greater Salt Lake City area. It is extremely common for students to be employed within the city or county. Therefore, the Homeless Student Task Force has reached out to local organizations who exists to support all people in difficult situations. We are including a list of community resources but also encourage students to visit the United Way/211 website to learn about the resources available by calling 211.
Amy Bergerson at 801.587.2269
Crisis Information, Need Help Now:
- Volunteers of America |Homeless Teen Services
- Emergency Housing Resources
- Emotional Support Resources
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Participating Offices and Departments: