Individuals and Organizations Who Made a Difference to People Experiencing Homelessness

Each year individuals and organizations are recognized for their efforts in serving people who are experiencing homelessness. Those recognized have gone above and beyond to help people make a positive change in their lives. The following individuals are winners of the 2018 Utah Homelessness Summit Awards.


Partnership Award

Association for Utah Community Health, The Community Foundation of Utah and Fourth Street Clinic


Association for Utah Community Health, The Community Foundation of Utah and Fourth Street Clinic worked together to create the Nurse Care Management Program, bringing a higher level of interagency cooperation to Salt Lake City. In April 2018, registered nurses and community health workers were placed at First Step House, YWCA-Utah, The Road Home, Volunteers of America-Utah and the Housing Authority of Salt Lake to help better serve clients who needed medical attention, but were unable to travel for routine medical care. They have already treated hundreds of new patients, improving their health and quality of life. More...




Golden Key Awards Honor Local Businesses for Hiring Utahns with Disabilities



In a strong enconomy, one of the greatest challenges is a tight labor market. Many employers are seeking talent in different ways. The 44th annual Golden Key Awards honored six recipients who have made an effort to hiring people with disabilities, and help them develop the skills they need for success.


Four local businesses, a state agency and an advocate for people with disabilities were honored for their support in hiring and promoting individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in the workplace. Award recipients were nominated for providing accommodations, training employees and committing to disability inclusion.


The Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Department of Workforce Services’ Utah State Office of Rehabilitation hosted the event with community parters to highlight businesses working with people in the community who have disabilities. More...






Workforce Services Director Becomes President of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies



The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) today announced Jon Pierpont as the new president of the board of directors. As part of this commitment, Pierpont will represent Utah on the executive committee for the next two years

as president and past-president.


“There is no hotter topic across the nation than building the workforce for today and the future. Every state is experiencing successes and challenges in the labor force,” Pierpont said. “It is an honor to work closely with my counterparts in other states in a common goal of strengthening our workforce to meet industry needs.” More...