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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Travelers Aid

Mission: Our mission is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community.

Results: This year, The Road Home has been able to house more than 365 families through our Rapid Re-housing program. "Housing First", or rapid re-housing, has been recognized as a dramatic new response to the problem of family homelessness. The housing first approach stresses the return of families to independent living as quickly as possible.

Target demographics: Anyone in need of shelter in the greater Salt Lake area.

Programs: Shelter. Central Intake. Self Sufficiency and Special Needs. Children's Programs. Pathways Program & Housing Program. Palmer Court.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Road Home is such an amazing and selfless organization. All of the employees genuinely care about the well-being of their clients and will take the extra step in order to help the best that they can. Their finances are very transparent and have been rated very highly on Charitynavigator.org due to their honest bookkeeping and effective services.


Client Served

Rating: 1

You will see over thirty people shoot IV drugs a night, and that is when you're not looking. The Bathrooms are full of people smoking crack, heroin (off of tin foil) and meth. Literally 70 percent of the staff is on meth, and all this before you start to acknowledge what is going on outside... This place is nothing but a giant crack house. When security catch someone shooting up they let them finish, and then they tell them to stop. There are probably literally fifteen people out of the three hundred and fifty or so who check in every night who aren't addicted to hard drugs. The staff are on drugs, which is ridiculous, and the dealers outside the place only face a month at most in prison if they're caught, part of the citys' liberal homeless initiative. So nothing changes. All day older african americans sell drugs right in front of the place, set up on chairs, and the two bathrooms outside the place have sharps containers for needle disposal, which are filled every day. You can shoot up in front of the door, on the stairs on the way in, wherever, all in front of cameras. This place doesn't help the employees, they're all recovering addicts who relapse in seconds. It doesn't help the homeless, because they can't get clean when people are shooting up and smoking crack and meth literally a few feet away from them. Spiritually the pit of hell. If you care about human beings you will not donate a dollar to this place, because it keeps people addicted, keeps them from getting clean. The season doesn't matter, it is this liberal all year round. I feel like I'm in Sodom and Gomorrah. I watch fifteen year old girls sell their bodies for two dollars for spice every day. I watch people have seizures everyday. The drug-addicted staff do nothing, in fact, I've watched a half a dozen of them relapse as well. This place is the great "I AM", the great "Me First". It possesses all the morality of Auschwitz. The volunteers, to be fair, don't spend enough time here to notice. They don't know when there are a dozen abscesses on someone's arm its from shooting up, not from chronic health problems.


Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on many boards over the years and serving on the board of The Road Home has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me. The staff is exceptionally dedicated to its mission to serving the short and long term needs of our msot vulnerable population in Salt Lake County. Our board is very hands on and our donors are amazing. I am truly grateful for The Road Home.



Rating: 5

This is a great charity because they not only meet immediate needs concerning a lack of food and shelter, but they also work diligently to find those in need permanent housing and teach them valuable skill sets.



Rating: 5

The Road Home contains some of the GREATEST individuals I have ever met. Everyone has such great dedication, compassion, and empathy for everyone that goes in and comes out of there. They have really made it an objective to serve their homeless population in the best way ever. They provide every individual with hope and the strive to a better tomorrow. I am so grateful to have volunteered in such an amazing place.



Rating: 5

I have volunteered off and on with The Road Home for a few years now. The work that they do is beyond amazing. It is wonderful to know that No One in the Greater Salt Lake area ever has to live on the streets. I have volunteered taking calls and assisting residences, I have helped at a number of events, and even dinners. The staff are beyond the most amazing people I have ever met. The volunteer coordinator Ashley Farmer works tirelessly to make certain that all her volunteers know of their value to the organization. Not only should you volunteer your time, donate funds as well to make certain they are able to keep up this great work.