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Community Services & Resources

FAMILY SUPPORT

UVU Stronger Families Project 
(Register Here)
Provides virtual classes to the community focusing on building the strengths and resiliencies that each family already has, and improving their daily family life.

Utah State University Extension

Improves the quality of life for Utah County citizens through educational activities to strengthen families. Provides the following education services:

  • Debt reduction
  • Food and nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Money management
  • Recycling
  • Water quality
  • 4H program

FOOD & NUTRITION

Community Action Services & Food Bank
Provides emergency food to families in need. Helps develop self-reliance in individuals, families, and communities. Provides a variety of programs and solutions to help with local needs and issues.

Food & Care Coalition
Provides the following services:

  • Clothing
  • Haircuts and assorted hygiene services
  • Hot meals served daily
  • Hotel vouchers
  • Laundry and bathing facilities
  • Mentor advocate program
  • Periodic workshops
  • Rental assistance
  • Resource center (ESL, employment, literacy)
  • Transportation assistance (limited)

School and Summer School Lunch Programs

Provides school lunches at reduced or no cost to eligible families. Contact the principal of your child’s school for information.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

Helps low-income women, infants, and children by providing quality nutrition education and supplemental foods during the most critical growth periods in order to improve life-long health status. Provides nutrition assessment and breastfeeding support.

HOUSING & RENT

Housing Authority of Utah County
Provide decent and affordable housing to low-income individuals and families.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Provo

Promotes home ownership and encourage neighborhood revitalization in Provo. Services include:

  • Home improvement
  • Home ownership loans
  • Neighborhood revitalization efforts
  • Wheel chair ramps

Fuller Center for Housing

Serves Utah County homeowners in need by doing necessary remodels, refurbishments, and revitalizations to their homes. Helping low-income homeowners make needed repairs to their homes.

EMPLOYMENT

Department of Workforce Services
Provide decent and affordable housing to low-income individuals and families.

Provides FOOD STAMPS, Medicaid and the following services:

  • Employment
  • GED/training workshops
  • Medical help
  • Retroactive medical assistancLocations:
  • American Fork—801-492-4500
  • Provo—801-342-2600
  • Spanish Fork—801-794-6600

MENTAL HEALTH

If you do not find the help you need from the programs listed try searching www.unitedwayucv.org or call 211 for Utah County United Way information.

Bereavement Support Group
801-225-0584

Provides grief counseling for families who have lost a child or loved one. Monday 12:30 pm-1:30 pm.

 

BYU Comprehensive Clinic
https://comprehensiveclinic.byu.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Offers individual, couple, and family therapy/counseling for members of the community for a minimal cost. Typical assessment referral questions include:

  • Assessment of functioning following brain trauma
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Intelligence Assessment
  • Learning Disability
  • …and most other psychological or emotional disorders.

 

Crisis Line of Utah County
http://www.unitedwayucv.org/org/1416173.html

Helps people through their current crisis and provides them with an agency referral for further assistance.

 

LDS Family Services
http://www.providentliving.org/lds-family-services?lang=eng

Provides the following services in order to strengthen individuals and families:

  • Counseling families, couples, children and individuals
  • Facilitating secure adoptions
  • Providing consultation to LDS church leaders

 

Utah State Hospital- Mental Health Facilities
http://www.ush.utah.gov/pschiatricservices.htm

Provides the following services for children ages 6-12, adolescents, adults and geriatric population:

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social services

 

Mental Health Services at UVU
http://www.uvu.edu/studenthealth/mental/

Provides basic medical and counseling services for Utah Valley University students.

 

Vantage Point Youth Service
http://www.wasatch.org/blog/index.php/children-youth-and-family-services-ii/vantage-point/

Vantage Point runs a crisis shelter for runaway and ungovernable youth. They also receive youth to stay for a limited time from the police who have no other place to go.

Vantage Point provides the following services for up to 60 days:

  • Anger management group
  • Crisis counseling
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Parent/adolescent issues group
  • Substance abuse prevention/early intervention group

 

Wasatch Mental Health
http://www.wasatch.org/blog/

Provides the following services:

  • Crisis and emergency intervention
  • Inpatient, residential, outpatient, day treatment and prevention for all types of mental or emotional problems

 

Wellness Recovery Clinic
http://www.wasatch.org/blog/index.php/adult-services/wellness-recovery-clinic/

This clinic provides free short-term mental health services for individuals who do not have medical insurance and meet income guidelines (150% of poverty level or below). Services include:

  • Case management
  • Group therapy
  • Individual screening and intake evaluation
  • Medication assistance
  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric evaluation