Homeless Assistance Programs | Valley Behavioral Health

Homeless Mental Health Programs and Services

Valley’s homeless programs serve individuals ages 18 and older who are experiencing homelessness and have a serious mental illness (SMI). Valley works closely with other community resources, such as Fourth Street Clinic, The Road Home, Volunteers of America, Catholic Community Services, and the Salt Lake County Housing Authority.

According to the 2020 Point-in-Time Count, there are an estimated 3,131 sheltered and unsheltered individuals in Utah, 45% of which struggle with SMI. Unfortunately, many homeless individuals struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, and substance abuse. A person’s mental health can severely affect their cognitive thinking and behavior, which challenges stable income and housing opportunities. Programs that provide stable housing and provide successful mental health outcomes are ideal for helping individuals with SMI.

Our Homeless Assistance Programs

Valley Storefront

550 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT | 888-949-4864
Valley Storefront is a non-traditional outpatient facility that offers daily services and case management to homeless individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) who may also have another disorder, such as substance use. Storefront acts as an entry point into treatment for those who are reluctant to try traditional mental health options. In addition to our outpatient services, Storefront offers a Homeless Outreach Team and outreach models.

Services include:
·      Day center/drop-in services
·      Laundry Services
·      Showers/Restrooms
·      Hygiene Products
·      Clothing
·      Computer/Internet access
·      Referrals
·      Library
·      Substance use and mental health services
·      SSI/SSDI Benefits enrollment

Safe Haven I - Transitional Housing

Safe Haven I has 25 transitional housing units for clients who have serious mental illness (SMI) and have a history of chronic homelessness. Residents of Safe Haven I are able to maintain their status of homelessness so they can continue to qualify for permanent housing.

Safe Haven II - Permanent Housing

Safe Haven II has 24 permanent housing units for homeless individuals challenged by a history of chronic homelessness, mental health, and substance use issues. They are assisted with apartment living/home maintenance, medication management, benefit management, skills development, socialization, and peer support services.

Shelter + Care Voucher Program

The Voucher Program is a collaboration between Valley Behavioral Health, Salt Lake County, Tooele County, and West Valley City Housing Authorities. It offers Medicaid clients subsidized housing with supportive services in the community through Shelter + Care vouchers. The program serves nearly 150 clients with various HUD subsidies.

Supportive Housing

Valley Behavioural Health operates a number of affordable housing units throughout the Salt Lake Valley for individuals with mental health difficulties. Ranging from independent living to supervised housing, these supportive housing programs are in place to help every individual with their recovery.

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