Monthly Archives: September 2015

Naloxone saves lives

By Anne Schmidt, Youth Services Case Management Supervisor Have you ever heard of Naloxone? Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug that can reverse the signs of a heroin or an opioid overdose. An opioid overdose may include overdosing … Continue reading

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Office of Township Services Contributes Backpacks

By Mike Varanakis, Youth Services Public Information Officer On Friday, September 18th, Salt Lake County Office of Township Services staff presented backpacks to children at South Kearns Elementary School Afterschool Program. The backpacks were part of a book fair sponsored by … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Sailors Visit Youth Services

By Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist Salt Lake City was one of the hosts of this year’s Navy Week, where the U.S. Navy spends a week in a particular city to meet locals and show its skills. Throughout the … Continue reading

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South Kearns Elementary’s First Summer Adventure Program

By Jennifer Boyce, Youth Services Afterschool Program Coordinator South Kearns Elementary recently started an afterschool program provided through Salt Lake County Youth Services. Students live in an especially impoverished area of Kearns, Utah and some of our program participants struggle with … Continue reading

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Day of Caring Volunteers Visit Our Campus

By Mike Varanakis, Youth Services Public Information Officer Youth Services along with The Christmas Box International participated in the annual United Way of Salt Lake Day of Caring earlier today. Over 70 volunteers contributed their time handling numerous projects which included … Continue reading

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A Busy Fall for Salt Lake County Youth Services

By Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communication Manager Youth Services held their annual open house event on August 27th. All programs and services were well represented and welcomed our many guests from the community such as Valley Behavioral Health, United Way … Continue reading

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Milestone Team Helps Stuff the Bus

By Levi Veo, Milestone Transitional Living Program Case Manager Milestone staff and residents had the unique opportunity to participate in the United Way of Salt Lake Stuff the Bus project. This school year, many children will lack the supplies they need … Continue reading

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