Resource Directory

The directory below is intended to help individuals, families and leaders find local resources related to areas of self-reliance offered by church, government or community organizations. Listing of a resource is not an endorsement by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Individuals and leaders should validate and verify suitability of each resource before using or recommending. This directory is not intended to be an exhaustive list nor to promote or recommend any particular organization.

Need help finding a resource, please contact the Self-Reliance Center for further assistance.
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UTAH COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCE HELPLINE

One-stop location for local community resources and services including mental health, medical, dental, food, clothing, housing, utilities, drug and alcohol recovery and more. Visit their website.

Community resourceS App

The United Way of Utah provides an online website and mobile app that may be used to search for community resources. Search by a range of categories and geographic proximity.

Resource Hotline:  (888) 826-9790

unitedwayuc.org
801-374-2588
148 N. 100 W., Provo, UT

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Local Employment Assistance

Resources from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Many wards and stakes have Employment or Self-Reliance Specialists available to assist you in your employment needs. Search the ChurchofJesusChrist.org directory, your LDS Tools app (both require user credentials) or contact a local leader. Check your stake Self-Reliance Resource Center pages.

Self-Reliance Initiative - Find A Better Job
Groups and curriculum are available from the stake-sponsored Self-Reliance Initiative. Contact your local stake self-reliance specialist or ward leader for more information.

Deseret Industries Complex includes the Deseret Industries, Development Counseling Services, Self-Reliance Services (formerly LDS Employment) and LDS Family Services. Training and orientation for leaders is available regularly for stake and ward leaders.

Employment Resource Center
A community assistance center to help individuals with their efforts to find or improve employment. Individuals may join a Find A Better Job Workshop or the Advanced Job Search group. See the center event schedule. Missionaries are available to work with and train leaders on employment. Please contact the center for more information and to request assistance.
See additional resources on this website for Employment and training resources for Employment Specialists.

American Fork
437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 756-6079

Provo/Orem
1415 W Columbia Ln , Provo, UT
(801) 818-6161

Deseret Industries
It's not the DI you grew up with. The DI provides an extensive set of employment services for all levels of skills and abilities, backgrounds and circumstances. The DI programs work on work adjustments and behaviors, job search skills, job placement, one-on-one job coaching, mentoring and resource development.

American Fork
435 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 763-4560

Provo/Orem 
1415 N State Street, Provo, UT
(801) 373-7920

Development Counseling Services (at the DI Complex)
Licensed development counselors work with all levels of employment needs and provide career counseling including vocational counseling, skills training options, business partnerships and professional consultation. Those wishing to use the service should obtain a Bishop's Authorization and schedule an appointment. Enter through the Self-Reliance Resource Center doors.

American Fork
437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 763-4560

Provo/Orem
1415 N State Street, Provo, UT
(801) 373-7920

Circles Utah Valley
Dedicated to helping struggling individuals and families achieve financial stability. Create relationships across economic class lines by matching participants of low income with middle class volunteers. The volunteer shares their life experience, skills, and friendship. This is the key to helping participants succeed. 

North Utah County
(801) 691-5242

South Utah County
(801) 691-5235

Government UNemployment Assistance

Utah Department of Workforces Services - Job Seekers
This agency provides a range of services including help with resumes, job search, workshops, counseling and filing for and maintaining unemployment benefits.

North Utah County
557 W State St., Lehi, UT
(866) 435-7414

Heber Valley
69 N 600 W #C, Heber City, UT
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

(435) 654-6520 or (801) 526-0950

Utah Department of Workforces Services - Assistance
Temporary services are available for individuals and families, including food, financial, medical and child care assistance as well as eligible of unemployment insurance benefits.

Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance is a temporary assistance for people who are unemployed through no fault of their own while they are seeking other work. It is a partial, short-term replacement of lost wages and is not intended to be a permanent source of income. Unemployment Insurance description document.

Office of Rehabilitation
individuals with disabilities obtain meaningful employment, integrate into the community, improve accessibility and independence in their activities of daily living, and determine eligibility for federal disability benefits.

North Utah County
557 W State St., Lehi, UT
(866) 435-7414

Heber Valley
69 N 600 W #C, Heber City, UT
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(435) 654-6520 or (801) 526-0950

JOB SEARCH WEBSITES

To aid you in your search, below are identified a number of local resources you may consider.

Top Job Search Websites

A recent informal interview of numerous employers suggests the most commonly used job search sites in the area for posting jobs are:
Indeed.com
Ziprecruiter.com
Glassdoor.com
KSL.com
LinkedIn.com
LDSJobs.org
Utah Department of Workforce Services
Work From Home Job Opportunities

Special Search Sites for Large Organizations

Many large employers list jobs opportunities on their own websites. Some may not be listed on general job search sites.
List of largest employers
State of Utah
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Brigham Young University
Utah Valley University

Executive Job Search

Some websites cater more specifically to executive job search inside and outside the state.
TheLadders.com
ExecuNet.com
LinkedIn.com

COMMUNITy

Many local organizations and charities, in conjunction with assistance programs, provide help with employment search and jobs skills training. Consider these organizations for specialized needs:

Community Action Services and Food Bank in partnership with Circles - Those struggling with poverty and homelessness.
Centro Hispano - Spanish language.
UVU Turning Point - For women re-entering the workforce.
Accounting.com - Explore education and career opportunities in the field of accounting.

Military Service

Interested in military service?

Army National Guard
Candidates may include students in high school or college, a parent or spouse, an employee, or career professional. If you have the drive to improve yourself, seek excellence, serve others, support and defend a cause greater than just yourself, you can emerge a soldier of the Utah Army National Guard.
17800 Camp Wiliams Rd.
Riverton, UT 84065

Recruiting Office
575 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84097
(385) 208-6663

ENGLISH As A Second Language Assistance

 

EDUCATION RESOURCS

"As we become acquainted with truth in good sources of all kinds, we are better prepared to work in the world and serve in the kingdom of God. The Lord revealed, 'The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth' (D&C 93:36). All truth comes from Heavenly Father and is designed for the good of His children. God wants us to educate our minds, improve our skills, and perfect our abilities so we can be a better influence for good in the world, provide for ourselves, our family, and those in need, and build God’s kingdom (D&C 88:78–80). - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Education. Includes teachings from prophets and apostles, scriptures, manuals, media, teaching outlines and more.

Literacy

Digital Literacy
Daily living now includes the need to use electronic devices, computers and navigating the Internet.  Many have not had the opportunity to be trained or felt the need to engage in the digital world and need help learning the basics.

United Way of Utah County
Digital Inclusion Workshops
 - Individuals or families may attend workshops to learn basic computer skills.  Qualified volunteers assist in one-on-one tutoring.  The learner may guide the process to their own specific needs.  Digital Inclusion Labs are available at Provo and Springville Libraries and the South Franklin Community Center.

There are currently three locations for the labs:

Provo City Library
550 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84601
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 PM

Springville City Library
45 S Main Street
Springville, UT 84663
Wednesdays from 6-8 PM

South Franklin Community Center
770 South 700 West
Provo, UT 84603
Tuesdays from 7-8 PM
*The volunteers at this lab provide computer help in Spanish

HELP WITH SELECTING AN EDUCATION TRACK

What is the Best Education Path?

Ward and Stake Resources
Consider working with individuals within your own ward or stake who may have good knowledge of educational options or experience in a business or career in which you are interested. Consult with leaders about who might be a good option for mentoring.

Self-Reliance Initiative - Education for Better Work
Groups and curriculum may be available from stake sponsored Self-Reliance Initiative. Contact your local Stake Self-Reliance Specialist or Ward Leader for more information. The curriculum can also be used by ward leaders or mentors in one-on-one situations where needed. Take a look at the local resources related to each lesson to find additional resource links.

Career and Education Evaluation - Template (Microsoft Excel)
Career and Education Evaluation - Template (Google Spreadsheet)

Local Church Resources
Self-Reliance Resource Centers - A community assistance center to help individuals with information about Church and local educational institutions and scholarship opportunities. Missionaries are available to work with and train leaders on education topics and provide presentations including information about scholarship opportunities to parents and students.

American Fork
437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 756-6079

Provo
1415 W Columbia Ln, Provo, UT
(801) 818-6161

Springville
1672 W 700 S, Springville, UT
(801) 491-7379

Adult Education

Provo Adult Education
Provides classes that lead to a high school diploma, provides preparation for GED, provides leveled English classes for non native English speakers.
High School and GED Preparation (801) 374-4840
English Language Acquisition (801) 374-4904

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Higher Education FACTS AT A GLANCE

Church Education System
BYU Pathway Worldwide - Students can start with BYU Pathway Worldwide as a gateway to a college degree. Participants can continue their college education by accessing online certificates and degree programs through BYU-Idaho and Utah State University.

LDS Business College - provides students with flexibility in deciding which degree(s) they want to earn. After completing the recommended first-year requirements, students focus on where their talents and interests lie. Offerings include professional certifications and skills-based learning.
Why LDSBC?

BYU Idaho - designed to strengthen students both intellectually and spiritually. Students have access to a top-quality education offered in a wholesome environment rich with academic, social, and cultural opportunities. The university also offers extensive online options in conjunction with BYU Pathway Worldwide.

BYU Hawaii - education involves not only intellectual learning and career preparation, but also moral, ethical, and spiritual enrichment.

BYU Provo - provides university education, undergraduate and graduate programs recognized worldwide, in an atmosphere that nurtures spiritual growth and a strong conviction of the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Information about Tours and Admissions.

State of Utah Higher Education Institutions
StepUpUtah.com - Directory of state higher education institutions, campus locations and costs. Links are available to each institution. Information about scholarship opportunities, financial aid and concurrent enrollment to earn college credit in high school.

Utah Valley University
Information about Tours and Open Houses.

University of Utah
Information about Tours and Admissions.

Salt Lake Community College
Information about Admissions.

Utah State University
Information about Tours and Admissions.

Snow College
Information about Tours and Admissions.

Weber State
Information about Tours and Admissions.

Southern Utah University
Information about Tours and Admissions.

Dixie State
Information about Tours and Admissions.

Private Colleges and Universities
Online list and general information

Technical Colleges
MTech - Focus on market-driven career and technical education to enhance the employability of individuals through specialized skills training. High job placement rates after training.
2301 West Ashton Blvd., Lehi, UT
(801) 753-6282
Information about Tours

State of Utah network directory of technical colleges


BUSINESS RESOURCES

"It is not enough to make elaborate plans, set up programs, and give serious thought to preparation. Most of us can do that, but many have a hard time really practicing the principles we believe. Some of us have a tendency to shun the fight." - Marvin J. Ashton

Local Help with Business

Ward and Stake Resources
Consider working with a successful business owner or manager within your own ward or stake. Consult with leaders about who might be a good option for mentoring.

Self-Reliance Initiative - Starting and Growing My Business
Groups and curriculum may be available from stake sponsored Self-Reliance Initiative. Contact your local Stake Self-Reliance Specialist or Ward Leader for more information. The curriculum can also be used by ward leaders or mentors in one-on-one situations where needed.

GOVERNMENT

Utah.gov - sponsored by the State of Utah. Great starting point for direction and links to more resources including assessing a business idea, regulations, assistance and funding.
Utah.gov business services portal - register, renew, update a business and more.
Small Business Administration - Great starting point to guide you through starting a new business with links to a wide range of resources. Includes step-by-step business startup guide. The SBA is one of the most common options of funding for a small businesses.
Small Business Development Center - located in Orem, UT near UVU, the center is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get started in business and help small businesses grow. Offer numerous free classes and consulting.

COMMUNITy

Utah Startup Connectory - A list of all the entrepreneur groups, associations, incubators, meetups across the Utah entrepreneur ecosystem.
Corporate Alliance - business-to-business networking group that focuses on experiences for business owners and executives, network, and connect with individuals and professionals.
Business Network International - Local chapters provide a referral network. Visitors welcome.
1 Million Cups - Simple way to engage with entrepreneurs. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.
Women's Business Development Center - nonprofit organization that helps Utah women build confidence, create opportunities, and experience success in business ownership.
Silicon Slopes - tech industry organization regularly holds events for the tech industry in Utah.
Women Tech Council - national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector.
Entrepreneur Starting Point - Meetup.com group for free flow of ideas to support new and early stage entrepreneurs. Share practical wisdom, experience, and resources. Learn to enjoy the process of helping each other.
Accounting.com - Explore education and career opportunities in the field of accounting.


PERSONAL FINANCE RESOURCES

"Since the early days of the Church, the Lord's prophets have repeatedly warned against the bondage of debt. One of the great dangers of debt is the interest that accompanies it. When it is necessary to incur debt, such as a reasonable amount to purchase a modest home or to complete one's education, the debt should be repaid as quickly as possible." - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Debt. Includes instruction from prophets and apostles, scriptures, manuals, media, teaching outlines and more.

Local Help with Personal Finance

Ward and Stake Resources
Consider working with a capable individuals within your own ward or stake. Consult with leaders about who might be a good option for mentoring or assistance.

Self-Reliance Initiative - Personal Finance
Groups and curriculum may be available from stake sponsored Self-Reliance Initiative. Contact your local Stake Self-Reliance Specialist or Ward Leader for more information. The curriculum can also be used by ward leaders or mentors in one-on-one situations where needed.

Community Resources
UVU Money Management Resource Center
Highly trained financial coaches are available to assist both students and non-students with their finances. The UVU Money Management Resource Center dedicates itself to improving the financial well-being of individuals by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible financial decisions.
mmrc@uvu.edu
Schedule an appointment
(801) 863-5388

Financial Learning Center at Community Action Services and Food Bank
Receive personalized financial coaching to help you meet your financial goals - from basic budgeting and financial stability to credit and debt management to home-ownership. Participants in the Financial Learning Center's $aveUP Club also receive matched saving rewards while they build a $1000 emergency fund and develop strong financial habits and skills.
815 S. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 691-5243 

Budgeting Templates and Apps

Software or Apps
16 Best Budget Apps for 2018 - GottaBeMobile.com
Best Budget Apps and Personal Finance Tools for 2018 - NerdWallet.com

Spreadsheet Templates
You may download this free budgeting template to help you track daily income and expense, create and keep a budget, build a debt inventory, plan your savings and look at the cost of loans.
Finance Tracker and Budget - TEMPLATE (Microsoft Excel format)
Finance Tracker and Budget - TEMPLATE (Google Spreadsheet file)

Microsoft Excel spreadsheet templates – Excel includes a couple of good budget templates.
For Apple users, the Numbers application is a free application and has some great templates.

ONLINE Personal finance COURSES and Resources

BYU Marriot School of Management - Comprehensive online courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced personal finances.  Courses included lessons, video lectures and resource materials.
MoneyWise Workshop Course
High School Course
College Course
Intermediate Investing Course
YM/Single Adult Manual
Return Missionary Course
Advanced Investing Course
Retirement Planning Course

Retirement PLanning

BYU Marriot School of Management - Retirement planning resources
You may download this free templates to help you with retirement financial planning and estate planning.  Includes 6 lessons on retirement planning.

Retirement Planning Needs Worksheet - download spreadsheet
Estate Planning Worksheet - download spreadsheet

Online articles

The Spiritual Foundations of Church Financial Self-Reliance - by Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop, LDS.org
15 Financial Calculators - LDS.org
Best Budget Apps and Personal Finance Tools for 2018 - NerdWallet.com
18 Money Management Tips for Newly Married Couples - MoneyCrashers.com
How to Deal with Financial Income Inequality in Marriage - MoneyCrashers.com
8 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund - The Balance
You & Your Debt - Debt.org - Discusses many types of debt, managing debt, establishing credit, debt consolidation and looks at some of the debt challenges facing our country.
The Fastest Method to Eliminate Credit Card Debt - WiseBread.com
10 Strategies for Handling the Stress of a Financial Crisis - TheSimpleDollar.com
Types of Retirement Plans - IRS.gov

Assistance

Debtor's Counseling Clinic
For questions related to bankruptcy, debt collection, credit issues and identity theft. Available 2nd Tuesday of each month at Horizonte School Cafeteria
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, first come, first served.
1234 Main St., Salt Lake City, UT

Centro Hispano
Provide bilingual services to Hispanic community members. Offer assistance resolving tax problems, filing of federal taxes from previous years, representation before the IRS.
817 S Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 655-0258

Circles Utah Valley
Dedicated to helping struggling individuals and families achieve financial stability. Create relationships across economic class lines by matching participants of low income with middle class volunteers. The volunteer shares their life experience, skills, and friendship. This is the key to helping participants succeed.

North Utah County
(801) 691-5242

South Utah County
(801) 691-5235


FOOD AND CLOTHING RESOURCES

"We honor those who in our day reach out in countless and often silent ways to 'be kind to the poor,' feed the hungry, clothe the naked, minister to the sick, and visit the captive." - H. David Burton, April 2011 General Conference.

Food, Clothing and More

Food and Care Coalition
Provide food and a wide range of other services including hygiene, shower facilities, laundry services, mail delivery, internet access, haircuts, transitional housing, education, dental and more.
299 E 900 S, Provo, UT
(801) 373-1825

CCPC Heber Center Stage
Offers quality furniture at nonprofit prices. They also sell clothing, home decor, and art work! We are a nonprofit organization and here to help people at their point of need. All of the proceeds from our store fund our local food pantry and many other programs.
55 E Center St, Heber City, UT
(435) 657-9493

Community Action Services and Food Bank
Help stabilize persons in need by meeting their basic critical needs (such as food, clothing, housing, transportation assistance, furniture and utilities, while providing them with the long-term solutions needed to rebuild their financial and social self sufficiency, enabling them to break out of poverty.

North Utah County
815 S. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 373-8200

Wasatch County "Food Bank"
34 W 200 S, Heber City, UT
(435) 543-2182
Hours: M 2:00 pm - 6 pm, T 9:00 am - 4 pm, TH 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sleep In Heavenly Peace (SHP)
Builds bunk beds for the needy, and delivers them assembled with mattresses and bedding, and installs them in the recipients home/apartment.
Matt McEwen, Regional Manager (801) 669-1820, matt.mcewen@shpbeds.org,

Food Pantries and Assistance PRograms

LDS Bishops Storehouse
Provides a food pantry. The storehouse holds goods and food for those in need, especially in critical conditions. Speak to your local bishop about services provided.
940 W Center St.,
Lindon, UT
(801) 785-0997

Tabitha's Way
Provide food and supplies to those in need.
infonorth@tabithasway.org
North Pantry - 920 E State Rd., Suite C, American Fork, UT
(801)692-1881
South Pantry - 140 N Main St., Spanish Fork, UT
(801) 709-8573

Utah Department of Workforce Services - Food Stamps (SNAP Program)
Help provide access to temporary assistance including food stamps, unemployment assistance, financial assistance and more.

North Utah County
557 W State St., Lehi, UT
(866) 435-7414

Wasatch County  
69 N 600 W #C, Heber City, UT
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(435) 654-6520 or (801) 526-0950

WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
WIC is a nutrition program that helps families learn about healthy eating through nutrition education, counseling, nutritious foods, and help accessing health care. These services are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, popularly known as WIC.

North Utah County
599 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 851-7320

Wasatch County
55 S 500 E Heber City, UT
(435) 657-3253

Child Nutrition Programs (CNP)

Meals On Wheels - Mountainland Association of Governments
Meals on Wheels helps seniors maintain their independence by delivering hot, nutritious lunches to homebound seniors in our community.

Utah County
586 E 800 N, Orem, UT
(801) 229-3802

Wasatch County
(435) 654-4902

For a listing of food pantries in Utah, go to FoodPantries.org.

CLOTHING

Deseret Industries
Leaders can fill bishop orders with Deseret Industries to help individuals in need of clothing and household goods. In addition, bishops can give a referral for an individual to work with us to learn needed work and life skills.
435 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 763-4560

UVU Turning Point
Center for professional and career development. Provide professional clothing for women as they re-enter school and the workforce.
UVU West Campus, Health Professions - Room 116
987 S Geneva Road, Orem, UT
(801) 863-7580

Dress For Success
Promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.
501 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT
(385) 231-1337

CCPC Heber Center Stage
Offers quality furniture at nonprofit prices. They also sell clothing, home decor, and art work! We are a nonprofit organization and here to help people at their point of need. All of the proceeds from our store fund our local food pantry and many other programs.
55 E Center St, Heber City, UT
(435) 657-9493

St. Lawrence Thrift Store
84 S 100 W Heber City, UT
(435) 657-0209


HOUSING, UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES


Temporary Housing and Transportation

Community Action Services and Food Bank
Provides a two-step process to solving poverty: first, to stabilize the person and then rebuild their life by meeting their basic critical needs (such as food, clothing, housing assistance, transportation assistance, furniture and utilities). Then provide long-term solutions needed to rebuild their financial and social self sufficiency, enabling them to break out of poverty.

Utah County
815 S Freedom Blvd., Suite 100, Provo, UT
(801) 373-8200

Wasatch County (Rapid Re-housing)
34 W 200 S, Heber City UT
(435) 654-2182

Housing

Utah County Housing Authority
To assist program eligible families with safe, decent, energy efficient and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives.
240 E Center St., Provo, UT
(801) 373-8333

Habitat For Humanity
Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Utah County has been providing affordable housing to local families in need.
340 S Orem Blvd., Orem, UT
(801) 344-8527

Wasatch and Summit Counties
Mountainlands Community Housing Trust
1960 Sidewinder Dr., Ste. 107, Park City UT
(435) 647-9719

Wasatch County Housing Authority
Home buyers down payment assistance
175 N Main St., Ste. 201, Heber City, UT
(435) 654-2053

UTILITIES

Utah Assistance Programs
List of assistance programs from multiple providers from different organizations, charities, government programs, and financial assistance programs offered by utility companies that can help. Many of the programs focus on the low income, elderly, and people facing a hardship.

Housing Authority of Utah County Weatherization Office
(also serves Wasatch County) helps low-income individuals and families reduce energy costs and increase comfort and safety in their homes.
(801) 344- 5184

Mountainlands HEAT Program
Available every year from the first of November through April. Emergency
services are available during the other months of the year on a limited basis.
(801) 521-6107

Dominion Energy Assistance Programs
Payment plans and energy assistance programs can help you get through difficult times. Payment plans and energy assistance programs can help you get through difficult times. Residential Energy Assistance through Community Help (R.E.A.C.H.) (801) 969-0526

Home Electric Lifeline (HEAT) Program
The HEAT program provides winter home heating assistance and year round energy crisis assistance for eligible low income households throughout Utah.
The HEAT Program is open to the general public from November 1 - April 30
(801) 521-6107

The Salvation Army
Provides one-time assistance with utility bills for those who have at least one of the following: an elderly adult, an individual with a disability, someone experiencing a medical emergency (power only) or a child under two.
Heber City, UT
(801) 988-4204

TRANSPORTATION

Bicycle Collective
Provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households.
397 E 200 N, Provo, UT
provo@bicyclecollective.org
(801) 210-9032


HEALTHCARE RESOURCES

"Maintaining the best possible physical health has been a gospel ideal throughout the ages—from the strict dietary laws of ancient Israel, with the example of Daniel and his associates, to the Word of Wisdom in this dispensation and the counsel of today’s prophets and apostles. The physical body is a gift from God and should be properly cared for and respected." - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Health.

MEDICAL

Volunteer Care Clinic
The Volunteer Care Clinic offers basic health care services, including pediatric care and general medical care for those in need. Patients seeking dental care, mental health services or emergency care are referred to specialized community health care providers.

Licensed physicians, nurses and other health care providers donate their time and resources to the clinic to provide needed health care services. The clinic also houses a volunteer pharmacist and lab technician. All supplies and services are donated to the clinic by generous contributors in the community.
591 S. State Street
Provo, UT
English: (801) 812-8094
Español: (801) 812-8597

CommunityHealth Connect
Improve access to specialized medical and dental care for low-income, uninsured individuals and families.  Care Coordinator help qualified applicants get connected with a doctor or dentist in their volunteer provider network of doctors and community resources.
Language interpreters provided if needed.
Assist with medical benefit applications.
591 S. State Street
Provo, UT
(801) 818-3015

Mountainlands Community Health Center
Services offered on a sliding scale fee for qualified patients. Medical, dental mental health and pharmacy services. Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP accepted.
(801) 429-2000

Centro Hispano
With a focus on the Hispanic community, the center offers free assistance on filling out Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and unpaid wages claims. Free zumba, nutrition classes; biometrics assessments, HIV testing.
817 S Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 655-0258

People's Health Clinic
Provides no-cost medical services to uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties.
650 Round Valley Drive, Park City UT
(435) 333-1850

Utah Valley University Student Health Services - for current students
Provide medical and psychological services, suicide awareness and prevention, work with learning disabilities, and offer psychiatric services.
(801) 863-8876

DENTAL

CommunityHealth Connect
Improve access to dental care for low-income, uninsured individuals and families. Care Coordinator help qualified applicants get connected with a dentist in their volunteer provider network of doctors and community resources.
Language interpreters provided if needed.
591 S. State Street
Provo, UT
(801) 818-3015

Salt Lake Community College
Low-cost dental cleaning by appointment. Includes exam, cleaning, x-rays, fluoride, sealants, deep cleaning, and more. No insurance needed.
Adults: $25-50
Children: $15
College Students: $20
High Tech Learning Center, Room 133
3491 W Wights Fort Rd., West Jordan, UT
Call or text (801) 941-3134

Wasatch County Health Department
WCHD Dental Program
55 S 500 E Heber City, UT
(435) 657-3307

Mountainlands Community Health Center
Services offered on a sliding scale fee for qualified patients. Medical, dental mental health and pharmacy services. Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP accepted.
(801) 429-2000


ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES

"Addiction is a persistent dependence on a harmful behavior or substance. It can disrupt the ability to listen to the Spirit and limit agency. Many who struggle with an addiction suffer from shame or a sense that they are unlovable. They may feel discouragement and despair that recovery is not possible. Yet with God, nothing is impossible (see Luke 1:37). All can be healed and protected through Jesus Christ and His Atonement." - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Addiction. Includes instruction from prophets and apostles, scriptures, manuals, media, teaching outlines and more.

UTAH COUNTY CRISIS HOtline

Call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Utah County Crisis Hotline
(801) 691-5433
Will help search for the appropriate community resource. The Crisis Line is a nonprofit warm listening line, completely unconnected to any service or facility in the area. The goal is to help callers find the resources best suited to their particular needs, without bias towards any particular institution. Not professional therapists, but listen and provide help for immediate crisis events.

Addiction and Substance Abuse RECOVERY

LDS Addiction Recovery
In-person or phone meetings to assist individuals struggling with a general addiction or pornography and family or friends helping some who struggles with addiction. Find a meeting

LDS Family Services
LDS Family Services help Church leaders help individuals overcome pornography use and other harmful behaviors, such as alcohol and drugs.

433 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 216-8000

1190 900 E, Provo, UT
(801) 422-7620

1672 W 700 S St, Springville, UT
(801) 489-9721

Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital
Focus on treatment of drug abuse, alcoholism, depression through inpatient and outpatient programs.
(801) 852-2273

Addo Recovery
Will help individuals and families overcome sexual addiction, betrayal trauma and infidelity. In-person and online therapy available.
199 North 290 West, Suite 150
Lindon, UT 84042
(855) 229-2336

Change My Heart
Help save lives and teach families how to grow closer and stronger in overcoming the perils of addiction. Through daily certified peer support, weekly peer coaching sessions, and specific daily enrichment activities, recovery metrics are tracked to provide higher accountability for higher success rates during the recovery and family support processes. Therapists, case workers, and peer recovery specialists work with all types of addictions, providing support for betrayal trauma, family support including parent and teen services. Clergy are strongly encouraged to become an integral part of the recovery team with free access to tracking tools.
Lindon, UT
(801) 899-9573

ElECTRonic Device and Social Media Addiction

LDS Family Services
LDS Family Services help Church leaders help individuals overcome pornography use and other harmful behaviors, such as alcohol and drugs.

433 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 216-8000

1190 900 E, Provo, UT
(801) 422-7620

1672 W 700 S St, Springville, UT
(801) 489-9721

Online Resources
Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation? - TheAtlantic.com
About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online - PewRearch.org
The Endless Scroll: How to Tell if You're a Tech Addict - PCMag.com
How to Use the Parental Controls on a Smartphone- ConsumerReports.org
Best Parental Control Apps 2019 - TomsGuide.com
Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns - BBC.com
Social Media Use and Its Impact on Relationships and Emotions - BYU ScholarsArchive, by Spencer Palmer Christensen

Book: iGen, by Jean M. Twenge, Simon and Schuster
With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

10 Benefits of a Social Media Fast - ChurchofJesusChrist.org
It’s been a little over a month since President Russell M. Nelson challenged the youth to stay off of social media for one week. If you haven’t taken this challenge yet, no worries! You can decide when you’d like to complete your seven-day social media fast.

MENTAL HEALTH and SUICIDE

Suicide is a global public health issue that can often be prevented. While it is a complex situation with no single cause, the risks can be reduced when family, friends, ward members, and mental health professionals come together to help those who are struggling. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention and should learn the risk factors and warning signs. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please reach out and talk to someone who can provide the right help. - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Suicide. Includes instruction from prophets and apostles, scriptures, manuals, media, teaching outlines and more.

Crisis Hotline

Call 911 if you or someone you know is experiencing the following:
• Threatening to hurt or kill him or herself, or talking of wanting to hurt or kill him/herself; and/or,
• Looking for ways to kill him/herself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means; and/or,
• Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide, when these actions are out of the ordinary.

Utah.gov Hotline
(801) 587-3000
Click on link to read more about suicide prevention, risk factors and warning signs.

Utah County Crisis Hotline
(801) 691-5433
This service will help search for the appropriate community resource. The Crisis Line is a nonprofit warm listening line, completely unconnected to any service or facility in the area. The goal is to help callers find the resources best suited to their particular needs, without bias towards any particular institution.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (English and Spanish)
(800) 273-8255

National Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

Wasatch Mental Health
24-Hour Crisis Line: (801)373-7393
See clinic information below.

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center - Inpatient Psychiatry
For inpatient admission and 24-hour supervision and care.
1034 N 500 W, Provo, UT
(801) 357-7376

Veterans Crisis Line
(800) 273-8255, press 1
TEXT Line 838255
The caring responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.

ChurchOfJesusChrist.org articles
Preventing Suicide and Ministering
Study Topic - Suicide

Mental Health Services

LDS Family ServicesLDS Family Services help Church leaders care for individuals with social and emotional challenges by providing resources that are in harmony with gospel principles. Resources include consultations for Church leaders, counseling services, single expectant parent services, adoption consultation and referrals, and support groups to help individuals overcome pornography use and other harmful behaviors, such as alcohol and drugs.

433 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 216-8000

1190 900 E, Provo, UT
(801) 422-7620

1672 W 700 S St, Springville, UT
(801) 489-9721

Need additional counseling or clinic recommendations?
Contact your local LDS Family Services office. Numbers are listed above.

Wasatch Mental Health
Wasatch Mental Health is a comprehensive community mental health center offering an array of programs and services for children, teens and adults. Therapists specialize in the treatment of abuse, trauma, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges.

Locations in American Fork, Payson and Provo:

Westpark Family Clinic and WMH Administration
750 N Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 373-4760

American Fork Family Clinic
578 E 300 S, American Fork, UT
(801) 763-5010

Payson Family Clinic
285 N 1250 E, Payson, UT

Provo Family Clinic
1165 E 300 N, Provo, UT
(801) 377-1213

Wasatch County Family Clinic
55 S 500 E, Heber City, UT
(435) 654-3003
(801) 318-4016 -- Crisis Line

Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital
Focus on treatment of drug abuse, alcoholism, depression through inpatient and outpatient programs.
(801) 852-2273

BYU Comprehensive Clinic
Offers counseling services for individuals, couples, and families in the Utah County community. Since the Clinic is also a research and training facility, counseling is provided by graduate student interns under the close supervision of experienced faculty who are licensed therapists. In addition to therapy, the clinic offers various psychological assessments.
The John Taylor Building (TLRB)
1190 N 900 E Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-7759

BYU Counseling and Psychological Services
Resources are available in the mental health resource library to help college students with mental health challenges they may face.

Psychology Today Directory of Therapists, Psychology, and Counseling
Directory by location, specialty, insurance provider, gender, language, faith, etc. Please make an informed determination as to suitability of service providers to meet the needs of individuals you may be referring. Consult with LDS Family Services or other local leaders who have experience in these matters.

People's Health Clinic
Provides no-cost medical services to uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties.
650 Round Valley Drive, Park City UT
(435) 333-1850

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Organization provides family support groups, monthly speakers, community resources, education and support classes, and advocacy. Areas of service include social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, postpartum depression, depression, post suicide support, anxiety disorders and post traumatic stress disorder.
Utah County Chapter
(801) 323-9900

SUICIDE PREVENTIon

Online Resources:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
www.churchofjesuschrist.org/get-help/suicide

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Hope4Utah
Specialize in suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention for adolescents. Will do group presentations on Sundays, firesides, youth conferences on on depression and suicide prevention. Offer youth and family therapy.
(801) 342-3444

EATIng DISORDERS

Center for Change
Treatment center for eating disorders. Offer support for individuals and the families of those suffering from a disorder.
1790 N State Street, Orem, UT
(888) 224-8250

Utah Addiction Centers (Eagle Mountain)
Residential Treatment Center
(801) 766-2233

Utah Center for Eating Disorders (SLC)
801-532-3614

Innerchange (Provo)
Focus on youth and resources for parents.
(877) 282-4782


DOMESTIC VIOLENCe AND ABUSE RESOURCES

"Abuse is the treatment of others or self in a way that causes injury or offense. It harms the mind and the spirit and often injures the body as well. It can cause confusion, doubt, mistrust, and fear. It is a violation of the laws of society and is in total opposition to the teachings of the Savior. The Lord condemns abusive behavior in any form—physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional." - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Abuse. Includes teachings from prophets and apostles, scriptures, manuals, media, teaching outlines and more.

Crisis HOTLINES

If someone is not safe, they should call 911 immediately.

Victims of Domestic Violence
Police Department Victim Advocate Directory

Utah County Crisis Hotline
(801) 691-5433
This service will help search for the appropriate community resource. The Crisis Line is a nonprofit warm listening line, completely unconnected to any service or facility in the area. The goal is to help callers find the resources best suited to their particular needs, without bias towards any particular institution. Not professional therapists, but listen and provide help for immediate crisis events.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-Hour
1-(800)-799-7233

Victims of Sexual Assault
Center for Women and Children
24-Hour hotline
(801) 356-2511
(888) 421-1100

LDS Church Help Line
(800) 453-3860 ext. 2-1911

Child Abuse
Utah Division of Child and Family Services
24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(855) 232-3237

Assistance for Families, Women and Children

Utah Division of Child and Family Services
Working to keep children safe from abuse and neglect and provide domestic violence services by working with communities and strengthening families.
State offices and constituent services.
(801) 538-4171

Center for Women and Children in Crisis
Assistance for women and children who are the victims of domestic violence. Temporary shelter is available.
1433 E 840 N, Orem, UT
(801) 377-5500

Children's Justice Center
Homelike facility which serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that comes with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child.

Utah County
315 S 100 E, Provo, UT
(801) 851-8554

Wasatch County
1540 E 980 S, Heber City UT
(435) 657-1000

Family Support and Treatment Center
Offers child abuse prevention education, therapy and a crisis nursery.
Joy A. O’Banion Building
1255 N 1200 W, Orem, UT
(801) 229-1181

Intermountain Specialized Abuse and Treatment Center (ISAT)
Private, nonprofit agency with a mission to provide specialized services to individuals and families affected by abuse, in order to help in the healing process and prevent future victimization.
1868 N 1120th W,
Provo, UT
(801) 373-0210

Wasatch/Summit County
Peace House
1960 Sidewinder Drive, Ste. 208, Park City UT
(435) 658-4739

Wasatch Mental Health - Strengthening Families Program
A nationally recognized 14 week program to help your family improve communication and strengthen your relationships.

American Fork
(801) 763-5010

Heber City
(435) 654-3003

ViCTIM Services

Utah County Sheriff's Office - Victim Services
Available to address the needs of victims of crime within our community. We are available to assist those who have been affected by crime and the abuse of others. All services are free of charge.
(801) 851-8364
See website for details and directory of service providers.

Utah County Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Coordinators
Offer support to victims of violent and/or felony crimes during the criminal prosecution of the offender.
100 E Center St., Suite 2100, Provo, Utah
(801) 851-8026

List of Victim Advocate Programs by area.

EX-Offenders and Rehabilitation Resources

Transitioning from incarceration can be very difficult.  Finding support through the process is critical for success.  Numerous organizations can help provide necessary services, mentoring and support.

Transitional Assistance

Transient Services- Deseret Industries
Helps individuals recently release from incarceration or homeless with clothing, bus fare, gas money, agency referrals for housing, food and employment.

Utah County Transient Bishop
The Transient Bishop will help individuals who have not found a place of residence, do not have a current bishop and needs assistance.
702 W Columbia Ln., Provo, UT
(801) 818-6156

Utah County Reentry Resource - Directory of available resources maintained by the Transition Skills Program of the Utah County Jail. Resources include basic needs, housing, ID, education, employment, finances, healthcare, treatment and justice system assistance.

Fresh Start Ventures
Helping those coming out of incarceration. Services begins with men, women and juveniles in the Utah County Jail, Draper Prison, Uintah County Jail, Weber County Jail and Washington County Jail. Help with life skills, housing, mentors, food, clothing, substance abuse, and employment. Work with many community organizations and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Provo Freedom Stake in Utah County and the Draper Prison Timpanogas Branch in Salt Lake County. Partner with OUT and Rise programs in Utah County.
560 South 100 West, Suite 13, Provo, UT
(801) 874-5361

Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development Task Force
Numerous resources available including housing, food, health and other resources for ex-offenders. Those who would like to access services must be registered with the Utah Department of Workforce Services. Register online.
(801) 374-7684

Golden Spike Re-entry Assistance Program
Provide housing solutions, supportive services and case management for those transitioning from corrections system or homelessness after incarceration or substance abuse issues.
869 S 170 E, Provo, UT
(801) 489-9870

See other sections of this site for more information on resources to fill other needs.

Empl0yment

Deseret Industries Development Counseling

Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development Task Force
Mission is to lower recidivism by assisting offenders in gaining and maintaining meaningful long term employment. Job postings available.
(801) 374-7684

Fresh Start Ventures
Helping those coming out of incarceration. Help with life skills, housing, mentors, food, clothing, substance abuse, and employment. See full description in the section above.
560 South 100 West, Suite 13, Provo, UT
(801) 874-5361

Federal Bonding Program - Department of Workforce Services
Assisting hard-to-place job seekers and protecting employers.
(801) 633-4720

UVU Turning Point Program
Assistance for those looking to re-enter a career. One-on-one consultations, a variety of life-changing classes and workshops, access to free professional clothing, and referrals for food, housing, therapy, medical coverage, employment, disability assistance, childcare, college, scholarships, etc.
WEST CAMPUS - Health Professions Building ROOM HP 116
(801) 863-7580

Legal Assistance

Expungement Clinic - University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
(Información en Español)
Legal assistance with impediments to employment, such as expungements and addressing issues regarding outstanding warrants. 1st Thursdays of each month at LDS Employment Office, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, first come, first serve.
780 W 800 S, Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 581-5418

See Legal section and the Utah County Reentry Resource page.


Poverty and HOMELESS RESOURCES

"Unaltered is the divine command to succor the weak and lift up the hands which hang down and strengthen the feeble knees. Each of us has the charge to be not a doubter, but a doer; not a leaner, but a lifter." - Thomas S. Monson, Oct 1971 General Conference

Crisis Assistance

UTAH COUNTY HAS NO EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTERS. Shelter is provided by various organizations through a motel voucher system. Please contact one of the organizations below.

Food and Care Coalition

Provide food and a wide range of other services including clothing vouchers, hygiene, shower facilities, laundry services, mail delivery, internet access, haircuts, transitional housing, education, dental and more.
299 E 900 S, Provo, UT
(801) 373-1825

UTILITY Assistance

Housing Authority of Utah County Weatherization Office (also serves Wasatch County) helps low-income individuals and families reduce energy costs and increase comfort and safety in their homes.
(801) 344- 5184

Mountainlands HEAT Program

Available every year from the first of November through April. Emergency
services are available during the other months of the year on a limited basis.
(801) 521-6107

Dominion Energy Assistance Programs
Payment plans and energy assistance programs can help you get through difficult times. Payment plans and energy assistance programs can help you get through difficult times. Residential Energy Assistance through Community Help (R.E.A.C.H.) (801) 969-0526

Home Electric Lifeline (HEAT) Program
The HEAT program provides winter home heating assistance and year round energy crisis assistance for eligible low income households throughout Utah.
The HEAT Program is open to the general public from November 1 - April 30
(801) 521-6107

The Salvation Army
Provides one-time assistance with utility bills for those who have at least one of the following: an elderly adult, an individual with a disability, someone experiencing a medical emergency (power only) or a child under two.
Heber City, UT
(801) 988-4204

Assistance Out OF Poverty

Circles
Program to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive and resolve poverty through mentorships, education and training, and the right resources.
Locations in American Fork and Provo in association with the Community Action Services and Food Bank.
815 S Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 691-5215

EMERGENCY and DISASTER

Our responsibility is to provide for ourselves and our families both in good times and in bad. Part of fulfilling that obligation is making preparations now to face whatever challenges may come our way.Elder L. Tom Perry instructed, “Start now to create a plan if you don’t already have one, or update your present plan. … The instability in the world today makes it imperative that we take heed of the counsel and prepare for the future.” - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Emergency Prepardness.

PREPARDNESS

Stake and Ward Preparedness Planning
Wards and stakes should prepare for natural and man-made disasters that are likely to occur in their respective areas by creating an emergency plan. These plans are prepared under the direction of the bishop or stake president. 

Be Ready Utah
Be Ready Utah is the state’s official emergency preparedness campaign managed by the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Personal and family preparedness is the key to survival in, and subsequent recovery from, emergencies and disasters. Increasing that preparedness statewide is our goal. See planning options below:
Be Ready Family
Be Ready Business
Be Ready School
Be Ready Community

National Safety Council
Non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by engaging businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to help prevent the third leading cause of death in the U.S. – preventable injuries.

National Fire Protection Association
A disaster plan will help with safety, security, and comfort. Regardless of the type of disaster, there are things you can do to prepare.

US Department of Homeland Security - Protecting our communities
Smart community leaders consider their communities risks from natural and man-made events which could negatively impact their residents.  Found out how to help your community prepare.
Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

VOLUNTEER AND TRAINING

American Red Cross Training and Certifications
From First Aid and CPR training, to Lifeguard and EMT certification, the American Red Cross has the emergency health and safety training and certification options available to suit your needs.
Supplies and Products
Volunteer

FEMA Citizen Responder Programs Registration
Program managers can register and manage their local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs and Citizen Corps Councils. Register

HAM Radio School.com - Operator Training
Amateur radio (ham radio) license preparation and education service dedicated to helping develop the knowledge and skills needed to get on the air quickly, with competence and confidence.

HOME EMERGENCY Preparedness & RESPONSE

American Red Cross - Take Action to Prevent Home Fires
Each year, the Red Cross responds to an average of more than 62,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires.
• 7 people die every day from a home fire
• 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day
• Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year
Prevent and Prepare
What do I do if a fire starts?

Utah Department of Public Safety
The best way to protect the people and things that you care about from fire is to stop the fire in the first place. There are some simple ways you can prevent a fire from starting.
Home Fire Safety Checklist

Natural Disaster PRePAREdNESS & RESPONSE

WILDFIRES
American Red Cross - Wildfire Safety
A wildfire can spread quickly across forests and fields, giving you little time to evacuate to safety. Drought, dry conditions, and the careless use of fire all contribute to increased risk of wildfire. Get the facts about wildfires and learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe!

National Fire Protection Association
Preparing a home or business for a wildfire fact sheet and guidelines.

EARTHQUAKE
Be Ready Utah
Earthquakes are a significant threat to Utah. Thousands of earthquakes happen each year in Utah, most too small to be felt. However, the potential for a large, damaging earthquake is very real.  Living with earthquakes requires preparation, taking simple steps before an earthquake can limit its threat.

Ready.gov
What do you do during an earthquake? An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of underground rock. Earthquakes can cause buildings to collapse and cause heavy items to fall, resulting in injuries and property damage.  Learn how to respond.

US Department of Homeland Security - FEMA
You live in an area at risk for earthquakes, there are things that you can do to reduce the chances that you or other members of your household will be injured, that your property will be damaged, or that your home life will be unduly disrupted by an earthquake. 
Latest Earthquakes

Emergency or DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Call 911 for immediate emergency response.
Call 211 for assistance with available resources.
Contact your local leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

US Department of Homeland Security- FEMA Contacts
Utah contact
Bob Carey
(801) 538-3784
bcarey@utah.gov


SINGLE PARENT and Family RESOURCES

"Because of a variety of circumstances, including death, divorce, and separation, many Church members find themselves in single-parent families. Regardless of their family situation, all Church members are entitled to receive all the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The structure and fellowship of the Church provide many people who are willing and ready to help parents and children and to strengthen them..." - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Single-Parent Family. Includes teachings from prophets and apostles, scriptures, manuals, media, teaching outlines and more.

Low-Income Assistance FOR FAMILIES

Department of Workforce Services - Family Services
The state of Utah offers a wide range of programs designed to help families with basic needs such as food, child care, health benefits and more including:
Family Employment Program
Food Stamp Program (SNAP)
Child Nutrition Programs (CNP)
Baby Your Baby
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Assisted Child Care Program
Medicaid
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Section 8 Affordable Housing Voucher Program
Utah Unemployment Insurance
Higher Education Success Stipend Program

Sub For Santa - United Way
Assistance with Christmas for low-income families.
148 N 100 W, Provo, UT
(801) 356-6300

CCPC Heber Center Stage  - Operation Hope
Assistance with Christmas for low-income families.
55 E Center St, Heber City, UT
(435) 657-9493

Circles Utah Valley
Dedicated to helping struggling individuals and families achieve financial stability. Create relationships across economic class lines by matching participants of low income with middle class volunteers. The volunteer shares their life experience, skills, and friendship. This is the key to helping participants succeed.

North Utah County
801-691-5242

South Utah County
801-691-5235

EDUCATION

Single Parent Scholarship Assistance Students at LDS Business College who are single parents with a dependent child in the home may be eligible for a tuition scholarship. All recipients will need to submit a federal financial aid application for consideration. Students are not required to attend full-time for this scholarship and the amount will prorate based upon credits enrolled.  More info
LDS Business College - provides students with flexibility in deciding which degree(s) they want to earn. After completing the recommended first-year requirements, students focus on where their talents and interests lie. Offerings include professional certifications and skills-based learning.  

Counseling, CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION

Family Support and Treatment Center
Crisis respite nursery gives stressed parents a break. This free, 24/7 service is a safe, home-like place for children under 12 years old whose families need extra support during stressful situations.
Joy A. O’Banion Building
1255 N 1200 W, Orem, UT
(801) 229-1181

Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
Working to keep children safe from abuse and neglect and provide domestic violence services by working with communities and strengthening families.
State offices and constituent services.
(801) 753-6282

Utah Division of Child and Family Adoption ServicesAdoption Services
(801) 265-0444

BYU Comprehensive Clinic
Provide family, marriage and individual counseling at a sliding-scale rate.
1190 N 900 E, Provo, UT
(801) 422-7759

Vantage Point - Wasatch Mental Health
Mediate parent/child conflict between youth ages 12-18 and their families.
1189 E 300 N, Provo, UT
(801) 373-2215

Family Clinics - Wasatch Mental Health
Offer an array of services to meet the needs of children, youth, adults, and their families.
578 E 300 S,
American Fork, UT
(801) 763-5010

Utah Foster Care Foundation
Utah Foster Care (UFC) is a nationally recognized non-profit which finds, trains, and supports Utah families, who are willing and able to provide a nurturing home for children in foster care.
(877) 505-5205

SINGLE PARENTs Services

Directories of resources for single parents
Single Mother Guide
SingleMom.com
Benefits.gov

UVU Women's Success Center
Provide support, leadership, coaching, and advocacy. Work with women to remove barriers and benefit from higher education. Assist women in their educational pursuits including scholarships, financial aid, childcare, and more.
Main Campus of Utah Valley University, in the Losee Center at LC-303
womenssuccesscenter@uvu.edu
(801) 863-3010

UVU Turning Point Program
Assistance for those looking to re-enter a career. One-on-one consultations, a variety of life-changing classes and workshops, access to free professional clothing, and referrals for food, housing, therapy, medical coverage, employment, disability assistance, childcare, college, scholarships, etc.
WEST CAMPUS - Health Professions Building ROOM HP 116
(801) 863-7580

Dress For Success
Promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.
501 E 300 S,
Salt Lake City, UT
(385) 231-1337

GrandFamilies or Kinship Raising Children

Grandfamilies of Utah County
A support and education program designed to help individuals and families raising relative's children because the biological parents are unable to do so.  Crisis intervention, community resources, family activities and support groups.
(801) 373-4765

Children's Service Society
There are 24,000 children in Utah that have a grandparent as primary caregiver. Although the number one reason for this fact is drug use by the child’s parent(s), there are also other issues such as poverty, death of the parent, incarceration and mental illness.  Children's Service Society empowers families and caregivers through services that support the safety and well-being of children.
1161 300 N, Provo, UT
(801) 373-4765


SENIORS And End OF Life Care RESOURCES

"The Savior did not leave us without direction in caring for our wonderful senior Saints. He was our model. You recall his beautiful, compassionate experience with the widow in the city of Nain." (See Luke 7:11–15.) - Vaughn J. Featherstone, Oct 1974 General Conference

Community Services for Seniors

Food
Meals On Wheels - Mountainland Association of Governments
Meals on Wheels helps seniors maintain their independence by delivering hot,
nutritious lunches to homebound seniors in our community.
Utah County
586 E 800 N, Orem, UT
(801) 229-3802

Wasatch County
(435) 654-4920

Community Senior Centers
Centers provide various services including meals, workshops, social activities and more. Click on the senior center link below for more information.

North Utah County
American Fork Senior Center
Lehi Senior Center
Lindon Community Center
Orem Senior Friendship Center
Pleasant Grove Senior Center

South Utah County
Payson Senior Center
Prove Recreational Center
Spanish Fork Senior Center
Springville Senior Center

Wasatch County
Wasatch County Senior Center
(435) 654-4920

Senior Companion Program
Individuals age 55+ acts as companions to homebound seniors by providing transportation assistance, limited personal care, home management assistance, meal planning, and respite care. Companions serve approximately ten clients per week for 2-4 hours each visit and receive a small stipend for their services.
151 S University Ave., Suite 2200, Provo, UT
(801) 851-7767

Transportation
Paratransit Services - UTA
Program is a service of the Utah Transit Authority, for people with physical, cognitive or visual disabilities who are functionally unable to independently use the UTA fixed route bus service either all of the time, temporarily or only under certain circumstances.
(877) 882-7272

Priority 1 TransportationProvide non-emergency transportation services to all patients, with a special emphasis on accommodating those in special need of a wheelchair, stretcher, or any other non-emergent situation. Pricing
(801) 506-6858

LogistiCare
If door-to-door service is needed, someone may be eligible for services. Must have a doctor letter on file with LogistiCare saying why specialized services are needed.
(855) 563-4403

Medical and Hospice Care

Medical
Volunteer Care Clinic (801) 812-8094
Health Clinics of Utah, Provo, UT (801) 374-7011
Mountainlands Community Health, Provo (801) 429-2000 or (801) 429-2020
Intermountain Dixon Health Center, Provo (801) 357-5757
Mountainlands Family Health Center, Payson, UT (801) 465-1890


Home Care and Hospice
Intermountain Home Care and Hospice
Home care team works closely with doctor to develop a personalized plan of care specifically tailored for assisted living needs.
524 W 300 N, Suite 101, Provo, UT
(801) 225-0584

Envision Home and Hospice Care
P
rovide home health services from diabetes to wound care, nursing, therapy, social services, home health aids, specialty programs and hospice care.
1345 W 1600 N Ste 202, Orem, UT
(801) 225-7971

Support Groups

Abuse, Neglect and Sexual Assult

Adult Protective Services - Utah Department of Human Services
Investigate reports of any form of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults.
Call 911 in the event of an emergency.
(801) 371-7897

End of LiFe Services

In the event of a death, call 911.

Indigent Burial - Sandberg-Olpin Mortuary
495 South State St., Orem, UT
(801) 225-1530


DISABILITY RESOURCES

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working to provide easier access to its buildings and facilities for people with disabilities. We also are seeking more creative ways of providing religious training for those with physical, mental, and emotional impairments. But there is an even greater need to reduce the barriers imposed by a lack of understanding and acceptance of those who have disabilities." - LDS.org Gospel Topic, Disability. Site contains a resource library of information.

Nearly one in three households has someone with a disability.  Find help, guidance and resources at disability.ChurchofJesusChrist.org to help guide you in your ministering effort.

Employment

Deseret Industries
It's not the DI you grew up with. The DI provides an extensive set of employment services for all levels of skills and abilities, backgrounds and circumstances. The DI programs work on work adjustments and behaviors, job search skills, job placement, one-on-one job coaching, mentoring and resource development.
435 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 763-4560

Development Counseling Services (at the DI Complex)
Licensed development counselors work with all levels of employment needs and provide career counseling including vocational counseling, skills training options, business partnerships and professional consultation. Those wishing to use the service should obtain a Bishop's Authorization and schedule an appointment. Enter through the Self-Reliance Resource Center doors.
437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT
(801) 763-4560

State Office of Rehabilitation
Helping Utahns with disabilities obtain meaningful employment and increase independence including the physically disabled, blind and visual impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, vocational rehabilitation.
Lehi Center
557 W State St., Lehi, UT
(801) 526-0950
See other Utah Offices

State Office for People with Disabilities
Promotes opportunities and provides supports for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services.
(801) 373-5044

Community Resources

Ability 1st Utah
AbilityFirst strengthens and cultivates skills that give our participants the tools to successfully navigate each transition in life, including building social connections and independence; employment preparation, training and experience; and, fun and engaging activities that offer families an opportunity to refresh and recharge.
491 North Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 373-5044

Transportation
Paratransit Services - UTA
Program is a service of the Utah Transit Authority, for people with physical, cognitive or visual disabilities who are functionally unable to independently use the UTA fixed route bus service either all of the time, temporarily or only under certain circumstances.
(877) 882-7272

Priority 1 Transportation
Provide non-emergency transportation services to all patients, with a special emphasis on accommodating those in special need of a wheelchair, stretcher, or any other non-emergent situation. Pricing
(801) 506-6858

Kids On The Move
Provide services and support of autism, early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and entry into Head Start.
(801) 221-9930


IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

"We follow Jesus Christ by loving our neighbors. The Savior taught that the meaning of “neighbor” includes all of God’s children, in all places, at all times." - See The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints official statement on Immigration.

COMMUNITY Assistance

LDS.org Immigrant Services
Aim to help those who have immigrated to the United States find the help and resources they need in the community.

Centro Hispano
Provide bilingual services to Hispanic community members. Offer services such as walk-in consultations for information and referrals, free adult education classes, legal assessments, low-income tax payer assistance, and health promotion and wellness activities.
817 S Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 655-0258

Holy Cross Ministries of Utah
Family reunification, temporary forms of relief, citizenship and naturalization. Pro bono asylum.
860 E 4500 S, Suite 204, Salt Lake City
(801) 261-3496

Adult Education

Provo Adult Education
Provides classes that lead to a high school diploma, provides preparation for GED, provides leveled English classes for non native English speakers.
High School and GED Preparation (801) 374-4840
English Language Acquisition (801) 374-4904

English As A Second Language Assistance (ESL)

Stake-Sponsored EnglishConnect
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has introduced a new curriculum called EnglishConnect. This curriculum can be made available through your local Stake unit. For materials and information, click the link below.
EnglishConnect

Universities and Colleges
UVU English as a Second Language
- $250 per class, or $00 for two classes
Learn how to read, write, and speak English to improve work and personal life.
987 S Geneva, Orem, UT
(801) 863-7333

BYU English Language Center
Teach English to speakers of other languages and provide high quality English language instruction for students desiring to improve their English language skills. For cost and schedule see the Program Information page.
155 E 1230 N, Provo, UT
(801) 422-2691

BYU–Hawaii Online Course - Offers several free or low-cost English language learning distance learning courses.
BYU Independent Study - English as a second language Basic English for Spanish Speakers online course.

Community ESL Resources

Alpine Family Literacy Center - Free evening classes
For parents with children enrolled in the Alpine School District.  Childcare provided.
Orem Junior High
765 N 600 W, Orem, UT
(801) 610-8521

American Fork Literacy Center
- Free ESL Classes
64 S 100 E,
American Fork, UT
(801) 492-3593

Eagle Mountain Library - Free ESL Classes
1650 E. Stagecoach Run,
Eagle Mountain, UT
(801) 789-6623

Lehi Rippy Literacy Center - Free ESL Classes
99 W. Main,
Lehi, UT 84043
(385) 201-1060

Provo District Adult ESL - Registration fee is $30, and books cost $25
750 W 200 N,
Provo, UT
(801) 374-4904

Pro bono Legal Assistance

LDS Immigrant Services - Legal Clinic
(801) 240-1442
communitylegalclinic@law.byu.edu
1415 N State St., Provo, UT

Mt. Timpanogos Legal Center
- BYU, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Services available on any legal issue Tuesdays 5 PM-8 PM, first come, first served.
Consultations in Health and Justice Building.
BYU Law Help - information about free legal assistance, 801-422-3025
151 S University Ave Suite 3100, Provo, UT
(801) 649-8895

Centro Hispano
Assistance with immigration and legal available 1st Tuesday of each month. Also available by appointment.
817 S Freedom Blvd, Provo, UT
(801) 655-0258

Holy Cross Ministries of Utah
Family reunification, temporary forms of relief, citizenship and naturalization. Pro bono asylum.
860 E 4500 S, Suite 204, Salt Lake City
(801) 261-3496

Immigrant Legal Services
Help immigrants from all over the world navigate the complex U.S. immigration process.
4055 S 700 E, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 888-9186

Community Legal Clinic - University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
For questions related to immigration such as citizenship status, deportation, visas, and family law. 1st Tuesday of each month at LDS Employment Office. 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, first come, first served.
780 W 833 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Also see other Legal Resources below.


LEGAL RESOURCES

The Lord declared: “That which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to abide in sin, and altogether abideth in sin, cannot be sanctified by law, neither by mercy, justice, nor judgment." - D&C 88:35

Pro Bono Legal Services

Free Legal Clinics Listing
"Legal clinics give general legal information and brief legal advice. You can also get help with forms, and ask questions about the law. Most legal clinics handle civil law matters only. Talking to someone at a legal clinic is not the same as hiring an attorney. Going to a legal clinic can help you decide if you can handle the matter on your own, or if you should hire an attorney."

Family Justice Center
FREE one-stop clinic providing legal advice on family and tenant law.  Immigrant Legal Services available. Community services available include victim advocate, Division of Child and Family Services, Housing, and assistance with medical insurance. Adult Protective Services, Utah Valley University's Turning Point program, and Wells Fargo financial education and community outreach program.
Utah County Health and Justice Building
151 South University Avenue, Suite 1601, Provo, UT
(801) 851-8554

Court-Appointed Child Advocates (CASA)
Child advocacy to provide the highest level of representation to children and their best interests.
(801) 574-1472

Mt. Timpanogos Legal Center
- BYU, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Health and Justice Building. Services available on any legal issue Tuesdays 5 PM-8 PM, first come, first served. BYU Law Help - information about free legal assistance, 801-422-3025
151 S University Ave. Suite 3100, Provo, UT
(801) 649-8895

Utah Legal Services
A nonprofit law office that offers free legal advice to low income Utahns in non-criminal cases.
455 N. University Ave., Suite 100, Provo
(801) 374-6766

Centro Hispano
Non-profit legal services available for the Hispanic community. 1st Tuesday of each month. Also available by appointment. Hablan Español.
817 S Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT
(801) 655-0258

Debt Counciling and Backruptcy

Debtor's Counseling Clinic - University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
For questions related to bankruptcy, debt collection, credit issues, and identity theft. 2nd Tuesday of each month at Horizonte School Cafeteria. 5 PM-630 PM, first come, first served.
1234 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT

Bankruptcy Hotline
(801) 374-6766 x 3446


VETERANS

And Moroni “rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

“And he fastened on his headplate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren” (Alma 46:12–13).

War and Peace, President Gordon B. Hinckley, April 2003 General Conference

Assistance

Crisis Hotline
322 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
(877) 424-3838 or (800) 873-8255

National Veterans Advocacy Service
(978) 448-9910

Patient or Veterans Advocacy
(800) 827-1000

Provo Veterans Center

Provides counseling, out-reach, and referral services to eligible veterans and their families.  Individual and group counseling, family and marital counseling, combat-related PTSD counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, bereavement counseling, education, VBA benefits education and referrals, employment assessment and referrals, screening and referrals to agencies.
360 S. State Street Bldg C Suite 103, Orem, UT
(801) 377-1117

Veterans Affairs (VA)
500 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 582-1565

Outpatient Mental Health
VA Building 16
Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays At 11:00 am

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Monday to Fridays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
550 South Foothill Drive (1800 East), Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
(801) 326-2385 or (800) 827-1000

Housing

Provo Veterans Center
360 S. State Street Bldg C Suite 103, Orem, UT
(801) 377-1117

Veterans Affairs (VA)
500 Foothill Drive Building 16, Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 582-1565 Ext 2746
Walk In's (No Appointment Necessary)

• Salt Lake City Library
210 East 400 South
Thursdays 1:30 pm

• Road Home Shelter
210 South Rio Grande Ave.
Mondays & Tuesdays 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fridays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Employment

US Department of Labor
Veterans' employment and training services
140 E. 300 S. Suite 209, Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 524-5703

Department of Workforce Services
720 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Ray Spray
(801) 536-7051

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