Category Archives: Homeless Youth

Supporting LGBTQ Youth at Salt Lake County Youth Services

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Rec Therapist Salt Lake County Youth Services strives to provide an affirmative experience for the youth and families that access our services, regardless of race, economic status, religion, documentation status, sexual orientation, or gender … Continue reading

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Me, as a Refugee and an Intern

Authored by: Sarafina Shukuru, Intern from the Refugee Program When I heard about an internship at the Refugee Center, a place that helps families from third world countries, I was excited about it. The internship implied working and the possibility … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Partnerships with Salt Lake County Youth Services

Authored by Kari Larsen, Youth Services Juvenile Receiving Center – F.A.S.T. Case Manager and Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communications Manager Salt Lake County Youth Services works closely with local law enforcement and specifically with the Salt Lake County’s Sherriff’s Department. Youth … Continue reading

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The Point-in-Time experience

Authored by: Mina Koplin, Milestone Transitional Living Program Manager The Milestone team had the opportunity to participate in the Point-in-Time count done a little bit different than last year.  Point-in-Time is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons for … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving to remember

Authored by: Sophia Koplin, Skyline High School Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all you have and gather together to realize the amazing things we all have to be thankful for. This past Saturday, November 19th, 2016, a group of … Continue reading

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November is National Runaway Prevention Month

Authored by: Khanh Tong, Prevention Case Manager Estimates of about 1.6 – 2.8 million youth run away from home each year in the United States. National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and National Network for Youth (NN4Y) spearhead the Runaway Prevention Month … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice and Magna/Kearns Youth Court

Authored by Ricky Vigil YS Afterschool Coordinator, Cyprus High School We all make mistakes–what we do after those mistakes is what makes us who we are. Magna Kearns Youth Court was born out of a desire not only to keep … Continue reading

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