How many children become homeless each year? How long do they remain homeless? What are the long term impacts of homelessness on children? What can be done to help reduce the number of nights children spend sleeping in shelters?
We will be answering these questions and more when Crossroads Urban Center releases its first ever reports on child homelessness in Salt Lake County and Weber Counties and the State of Utah as a whole. We will be releasing the report for Salt Lake County on September 23rd at 11 AM. We will release the report for Weber County the next day, September 24th, at 11 AM, and the report for the entire state on the day after that at the same time.
If you are interested in being part of the release of one or more of these reports you can watch the stream on Facebook Live on the Crossroads Urban Center Facebook Page.
On great way to learn more about homelessness in general and child homelessness in particular, is to watch the following series of conversations on housing and homelessness that we put together during the months of July and August.
PANTRY/THRIFT STORE AIDE
Crossroads Urban Center, a private, nonprofit agency, employs a Pantry/Thrift Store Aide to work with other staff and volunteers in our Food Pantries and free/low cost Thrift Store. This position is directly responsible to the Westside Pantry Manager and is also supervised by the Thrift Store Manager and Emergency Services Director as needed.
- Knowledge of general procedures in an emergency food pantry and/or thrift store and experience working in this type of environment.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to do heavy lifting (50 pound boxes).
- Ability to take direction and follow through on assigned tasks.
- Ability and experience working with low income and homeless people.
- Basic computer literacy.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Fluent Spanish speaker preferred.
- Work in the emergency food pantries as needed stocking, bagging groceries, picking up food donations, and conducting intake interviews.
- Work in the Thrift Store as needed stocking shelves and racks, keeping the sales area clean and straightened up, and sorting and receiving donations.
- Help maintain electronic client database.
- Unload trucks and assist donors contributing food and other donations.
- Greet visitors, manage waiting room traffic, and answer phone calls.
- Dispense basic information and referrals as appropriate.
- Photocopying and light clerical duties.
- Routine maintenance/clean-up of building as needed.
- Miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Emergency Services Director, the Westside Pantry Director, or the Thrift Store Manager.
WAGE & BENEFITS: Part-time, hourly position. Pro-rated health benefits, vacation and sick leave. This is a permanent position.
TO APPLY: Resume by 12 noon on September 8th to Glenn Bailey, Crossroads Urban Center, 347 S. 400 East, SLC, 84111, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crossroads Urban Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Conversation Series on Housing and Homelessness shows how state and local government can promote affordable housing during a recession and highlights specific types of housing that are needed
For years Crossroads Urban Center has hosted a Meet the Candidates Barbecue in July and a Poverty Summit in August. This year we were unable to organize those events and instead put together a series of three discussions about homelessness and housing featuring elected officials and some of Utah's biggest experts on the housing needs in our state. Watch the videos below to see what we learned.
Yesterday organizations representing Utahns disproportionately impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic delivered a letter to Governor Herbert asking him to extend Utah's eviction moratorium. The moratorium began on April 1, 2020, and is scheduled to expire next week on May 15, 2020.
The moratorium was intended to give our state time to use newly available federal funds to set up a rental assistance program to prevent sick people from being evicted during a pandemic. State officials are working valiantly to get a pandemic rent assistance up and running statewide but it is still not in place and the 15th is next week. Crossroads Urban Center drafted the letter because we are concerned that if the moratorium is not extended some landlords will evict people they know are sick to clear their complex of infected people. We are also concerned that some landlords will think it is simpler to evict tenants than to wait for them to apply for help through a state program.
We therefore urge Governor Herbert to extend the eviction moratorium until Utah's pandemic rental assistance program is up and running and has demonstrated that it works in ways that benefit both tenants and landlords.
EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
347 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE
1385 West Indiana Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Tues.– Friday : 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CROSSROADS WESTSIDE FOOD PANTRY
1358 West Indiana Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
This facility is currently closed to help slow the spread of COVID 19. When we are able to reopen this facility our hours will be:
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9AM - 5PM
Food only (no emergency services)
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