Not Afraid to Help Tour

Lantern House Tour

Lantern House opened in August 2015 to serve those experiencing homelessness in Northern Utah. Formerly St. Anne’s Center, Lantern House now has space for 300 individuals each night. The majority of beds are offered in programmed dorms with housing placement services located on site. St. Anne’s Kitchen also offers lunch to any community member in need.

RSVP: Lantern House Tour #1, Thursday, September 8, 1-5 pm
RSVP: Lantern House Tour #2, Saturday, September 10, 1-5pm

YWCA Family Justice Center/Volunteers of America Youth Resource Center Tour

The YWCA Family Justice Center serves victims of domestic violence by offering them comprehensive services at a single location. Victims can report crimes to the police, work with prosecuting attorneys, speak with victim advocates, apply for housing, employment and job training assistance. Additionally, YWCA offers 181 shelter beds in Salt Lake City to domestic violence victims.

The VOA Youth Resource Center, opened in Spring 2016, serves youth between the ages of 15 and 22. With the new facility, VOA can now serve youth 24/7 with meals, showers, laundry service, overnight shelter, case managers, legal clinic, computer lab, group meetings, and safe places. The 30 shelter beds are set up and taken down each night.

RSVP: YWCA/VOA Tour #1, Thursday, September 15, 1-5pm
RSVP: YWCA/VOA Tour #2, Saturday, September 17, 1-5pm

Midvale Family Shelter Tour

The Midvale Community Winter Shelter opened in November 2015, replacing an existing shelter at the same location. It can sleep 300 family members each night in an open dorm room. In addition to the sleeping area, kitchen and other daily necessities, the shelter offers case management on site, private meeting space for families, service partner agencies to connect families to other community resources.

RSVP: Midvale Family Shelter Tour #1, Thursday, September 22, 1-5pm
RSVP: Midvale Family Shelter Tour #2, Saturday, September 24, 1-5pm

All tours depart by bus from the Salt Lake City-County Building. Due to limited seating, RSVP is required. Participants must respect the rules and procedures of each center, including staying with the group, minding off-limits areas, and avoiding photography.

People with disabilities who would like to request reasonable accommodation to attend this event should provide 48 hours advance notice. For questions or additional information, please contact Christine Passey, Coordinator for Disability Rights/Special Projects, at, 801-535-7110, or TDD 801-535-6021.