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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Sammy, a mother of two, was trying to figure out how to make ends meet. Her husband had just been laid off, and because she had not finished high school or received her GED, employment above minimum wage was difficult to find. She loved working in the Head Start classroom that her kids attended. Sammy […]

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During August we will focus our attention on Utah Community Action, formerly known as Salt Lake Community Action Program, and share inspiring client success stories from six holistic programs: Early Head Start/Head Start, Nutrition, Adult Education, Weatherization, HEAT, and Case Management and Housing. Since 1965, SLCAP has served community members in the Salt Lake and […]

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