DWS Press Release
February 7, 2017

Governor Herbert urges Utahns to make a difference for families in homelessness through the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 7, 2017)— At a tour of the permanent supportive housing development Palmer Court today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their Utah income tax form.

"Amidst the ongoing issues with homelessness in this state, we cannot forget the very successful programs and services that are making a real difference for Utah families," said Gov. Herbert.

 "Here at Palmer Court, there are 320 people living in their own apartments who used to be on the streets and in shelter, including 75 children," he continued. "Our service providers are doing incredible work, and donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund is the best way to support them." 

By donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their 2016 tax form this tax season, Utahns are supporting 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:  

The following agencies, through a competitive grant application process, have received funding through the State Community Services Office: