Saturday, June 11, 2016

Community Resources Strengthen Low-Income Families

Ever wonder what services are available to low income people?

This group knows. They are the - 

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinating Committee.

This group brings together six public housing agencies (Provo, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Tooele, Ogden, and Davis County) and many public and private resources to work together to reduce dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies. (For more information, read about federal self-sufficiency programs.)

At our most recent meeting (on 5/18/16), we were a group of thirty-four representatives from a range of partners who help youth and adults become self-sufficient. This committee helps each of us learn about other resources.

Sarah at Volunteers of America
Nycole at DWS

Every quarter two partners share information about their work. This quarter we heard from Nycole with Department of Workforce Services and Sarah with Volunteers of America. They shared their knowledge about resources available for working with youth in our communities.

Do you serve low-income families in the greater Salt Lake area? 

If yes, and you were not represented at this meeting, then leave a comment below. Our next meeting is on 8/17/16. Perhaps, you can join us. If you work elsewhere, then look for this committee in your area.

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