A Community Safety Net
The pursuit for a higher quality of life is futile if our basic needs as humans are not being met.
In 2008, United Way of Northern Utah convened the first "Safety Net Summit" -- a meeting between local non-profit organizations, local government and community leaders -- to address a growing crisis of homelessness and hunger due to the rapidly deteriorating economy. As a direct result of that summit (now an annual meeting of community stakeholders), United Way raised more than $200,000 to stem the tide of growing homelessness and place families in non-hotel temporary housing until a more permanent solution was found on a case-by-case basis.
Enabling our non-profit partners to meet the basic needs of citizens in our community is one of the primary reasons why United Way of Northern Utah exists. While our overarching focus is to target and eliminate the root causes behind lack of education, income and health, we will not lose sight of those who need our help to get back on their feet.
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