Governor highlights need for donations to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund

Governor Gary R. Herbert today highlighted the opportunity for Utahns to directly help individuals and families experiencing homelessness by donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. While touring the Volunteers of America Adult Detoxification Center, the governor met with several formerly homeless individuals and a family who received critical care and support that was funded, in part, by the homeless trust fund.

By donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their 2014 tax form this tax season, Utahns can directly support statewide efforts focused on delivering critical services for our vulnerable homeless population. All donations to the fund go directly to service organizations statewide that provide vital care and assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The homeless trust fund is leveraged with other state funding to provide the maximum impact for the following services statewide:

  • Emergency services - temporary shelters, soup kitchens, day centers and outreach services
  • Supportive services - varying levels of case management used to help more people into and stabilize in housing
  • Housing services - rapid rehousing, transitional housing, rental assistance, onsite case management and security
Watch Pamela Atkinson explain how your donation is used to help our neighbors statewide who are experiencing homelessness:

For more information and instructions on how to donate visit