Alisha came to the Road Home looking for a place to stay. She and her two boys were living with her uncle while she worked on landing a job, an apartment, and personal independence for herself and her family. After a verbal altercation with her uncle, he asked her to leave for a couple of […]

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2015 summer crew worker Mwembo, a sixteen year old whose family came to Salt Lake as refugees, really struggled at first to take his job at Utah Community Action’s Real Food Rising seriously. He was often late, sometimes goofing off as peers in his crew were working hard in the hot summer sun. He struggled […]

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Michael had just left an abusive relationship and, as a result, was homeless. He did not have any family in Utah and was not in contact with most of his family across the country. He didn’t have anywhere to go so he tried to stay with friends who would allow him to stay with them […]

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Art Smith (not his real name) was desperate and afraid. Colon cancer and the radiation treatments had taken a major toll on his health. He was spending most of his time sitting in his recliner, too weak to stand. His living conditions were unthinkable. When a team from Salt Lake County’s Green and Healthy Homes […]

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Seventy-eight-year-old Margaret (not her real name) was living in desperate conditions. She was disabled and sleeping on the floor, as her only furniture was two hard, wooden chairs. Fortunately, Shellie Morton, a staff member with HEAT, a Utah Community Action program, made a routine home visit as part of her outreach to vulnerable individuals, and […]

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