Homeless Shelter

I’ve worked for 6 years in homeless and behavioral health services in Salt Lake City. I am proud of the numerous professionals, volunteers and clients with whom I have associated who are dedicated to serving one another and the most vulnerable in our community. Despite valiant efforts from all of these individuals, the current shelter configuration has produced numerous problems in the Rio Grande Neighborhood that must be addressed.

Moving the shelter to the Westside is not an answer to the problem.

Fundamentally, this is a problem due to scarcity of resources including housing, substance abuse, mental health and physical health care services. I will collaborate with the entire county and ensure we fund housing, ongoing support services, and outreach efforts.