Valley strives to provide homeless individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) housing and personalized assistance programs. We assist clients with comprehensive mental health support and treatment for both temporary and lifelong issues caused by traumatic life events. We work closely with other community resources, such as the Fourth Street Clinic, the Road Home, and the Salt Lake County Housing Authority to provide a care system for homeless persons with mental and behavioral health challenges. Our programs offer treatments for behavioral issues, psychiatric conditions, autism, addiction, and other health conditions. If you or a loved one is homeless and seeking aid, call one of our offices today.

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Homelessness and Mental Health

As of 2018, there are an estimated 2,047 homeless individuals in Salt Lake City, 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 with helping individuals with SMI. Read this blog for further information on Homelessness and Mental Health, and read on to learn more about Valley’s homeless services.

Homeless Outpatient Services

Valley Storefront

Valley Storefront is a non-traditional outpatient facility that provides services for homeless individuals with SMI who may also have another disorder, such as substance use. This acts as an entry point into treatment for those who are reluctant to try traditional mental health options.

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Housing for Homeless Individuals and Other Programs

Our housing programs include homeless shelters, 25 transitional housing units for those with SMI, 24 permanent housing units for those with a history of homelessness, 8 permanent apartments for those who do well with little supervision, and a homeless voucher program which serves about 150 people with various HUD subsidies. Read on to learn more about Valley’s housing solutions across Salt Lake City.

Safe Haven Transitional Housing

For those struggling with SMI or substance abuse, being cleared from an intensive treatment is both exciting and difficult. Safe Haven I has 25 transitional housing units and offers housing for homeless clients with SMI who have been homeless for the last three of the previous six months. Valley’s ITC team uses a non-traditional, multidisciplinary approach to offer patients real help. Residents of Safe Haven are able to maintain their status of homelessness so they can continue to qualify for permanent housing.

Safe Haven Permanent Housing

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

Valley Homefront Permanent Housing

Valley Homefront offers eight permanent apartments for homeless individuals who generally do well with little supervision. Residents receive in-home visits twice a week and are required to attend monthly tenant meetings.

Homeless Shelter and Care Voucher Program

Valley has collaborated with Valley Behavioral Health, Salt Lake County, and West Valley Housing Authorities to offer a Voucher Program for homeless individuals and families to become self-sufficient. It offers Medicaid clients subsidized housing with supportive services in the community through Shelter and Care vouchers. We serve nearly 150 clients with various HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) subsidies.

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We’re Here To Help

Valley’s staff provides assistance for homeless individuals to not only improve their living situations, but also to improve mental health, create safe havens, and offer programs to assist those struggling with homelessness. We’re here to help you and your loved ones. Reach out today if we can help you or a loved one establish stability and find a home.