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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Programs, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: St. Anne's Center is governed by a Board of Directors. We serve by doing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy for those who have no home, no food, and no one to care for them. St. Anne's Center exists to help, as best it can, the poor, the transient, and the needy through care for immediate needs and we advocate for long term change. We seek to engage our constituent congregations and their members and the Ogden community as a whole to support this ministry to those in need who live among us. The Center serves without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, and any other restricting factor.

Target demographics: Low-income and homeless individuals and families primarily in Weber County, but also Box-Elder, Cache and Davis Counties.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 29,000 men, women, and children received shelter this past year. We also served approximately 45,000 hot meals to the community.

Programs: St. Anne's center, doing business as lantern house exists to aid the poor, needy and homeless by providing them food, shelter and critical emergency services. We provide a hand up rather than a hand out. Our goal is to transition residents from shelter to housing; encouraging their sense of independence, self-sufficiency and self-confidence. We are committed to carry out this mission while treating those whose who come to us with compassion, dignity and respect. We are a trauma informed shelter providing case management services designed to link clients to local resources, help obtain mainstream benefits, increase income and gain stability within the community. We participate in weber counties coordinated assessment in a collaborative effort to connect homeless individuals and families to housing resources in our community. Our significant accomplishments are the following: "we secured 94% of the funding needed for the capital campaign and started construction of the lantern house. "we secured new partnerships in the community with local law enforcement and midtown clinic. We also started a diversion program through a partnership with mckay dee hospital (unique to utah). "we provided 38,379 nights of safe and secure shelter to 1750 homeless men, women and children. "we provided 77,989 thousand hot, nutritious meals to over 4600 homeless and low income individuals and families throughout northern utah. "we provided over 250,000 (via state and federal funding) in rapid re- housing rental and deposit assistance. "we helped house over 350 homeless individuals and families. "st. Anne's center was awarded the weber county service award.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member i have enjoyed being a part of the Lantern House (St. Annes Center). It has been a great experience for me to be a part of.

1 Zebulon W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Three years ago, I decided to come out as a gay man. The experience shocked my very traditional family and I was asked to "not be gay" or leave my parents' house. I chose the latter. I wasn't prepared financially or emotionally, nor did I have the skills needed for living on my own. My family and my church had been my support system for 18 years, and suddenly I didn't have them anymore. I was lucky though. I had a graveyard shift to work and a 1977 Cadillac inherited from my Grandfather to sleep in during the day. I also had a gym to go to for a hot shower and a hundred dollars in my checking account to eat on. I was only homeless for 2-3 weeks, and it wasn't too bad because I started out with enough resources and knowledge to get myself back on my feet. There are others without support systems, who don't have the knowledge and resources to get themselves on their feet. I believe those good people deserve a fighting chance, that's why I give to, advocate for, and volunteer at St. Anne's Center. I can honestly say, it has been a good investment.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I've had the opportunity to work with St. Annes Center on a professional level over the last 3 years and during that time I have been extremely impressed with the way they manage their day to day operations. St. Annes puts the client's needs and well being in front of every decision they make. I had the chance to volunteer in their kitchen and witnessed the caring and friendly nature the staff at St. Annes has for their clients. They treat everyone as an important individual, an action that is much needed, yet seldom expressed in the lives of many residence at the center. They have done an amazing job adjusting to the growing needs in the community and have proven over and over to be a valuable partner in our community.

Michelle Perry

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Board of St. Anne's Center for more than 10 years. One of the reasons I have served so long, and will continue to serve is that I believe in what St. Anne's is doing. Over the course of 10 years I have seen a lot of people's lives changed, people who have gone from hopeless situations to living a life of self sufficiency, from desperation to becoming productive members of the community. St. Anne's helps thousands of people each year, providing food, shelter, and important services including case management. I will continue to support St. Anne's through my service on the board as well as volunteering at the Center, financial support, and by encourageing others to get involved with what St. Anne's is doing. St. Anne's not only changes the lives of those who walk through their doors for help but also changes the lives of those who serve and support St. Anne's.

Alison B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board Member at St. Anne's for almost 4 years. I am so impressed with the work they do and the lives they change. I know that any donation I make to St. Anne's is going to help a lot of people in a very positive way.


Rating: 5

My wife and I choose to donate to St. Anne's because we know the money will be well spent and multiplied by the volunteer hours and matching dollars. It also goes to help those that really need it. The stories from clients we ate with recently touched our lifes and reinforced our belief that really good work is done here. The road back to a mainstream existence begins at St. Anne's. Through good case management and being provided the basics, many people have left the roles of the homeless and are living productive, happy lifes. I see one such lady in town and she always greets me and shares the latest update that is always positive...all thanks to the work done at St. Anne's.