Last Thursday, Neighborhood House hosted its second annual Community Connections Resource Fair. We had an abundance of organizations that provide community resources showcasing their services to our clients and other members of the community. It was wonderful to have such a diverse group of organizations united under the same roof the collective purpose of connecting individuals to the many incredible services that are available in Salt Lake City.
Organizations represented at our resource fair ranged from non-profits, such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, to companies including Molina Healthcare and Security 101. We thank each of the 20 organizations in attendance deeply, not only for its attendance at our resource fair, but also for its dedication to community-based service.
In alphabetical order, these are the organizations represented at our resource fair:
- Adult Protective Services
- Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
- Community Action Partnership of Utah
- Community Nursing Services
- DDI Vantage
- Deseret Health
- Encompass Home Health/Hospice
- English Skills Learning Center
- Help Me Grow
- Molina Healthcare, Inc.
- Neighborhood House Children’s Program
- Neighborhood House Adult Program
- Salt Lake City Public Library
- Security 101
- Sorenson Multicultural and Fitness Center
- Sun West Mortgage Company Inc.
- The Community Co-Op
- USU Extension Salt Lake County Food Sense Program
- Utah Caregiver Alliance
- Utahns Against Hunger
- Valley Services, Inc.
Moreover, thanks to volunteers from Lone Peak High School, we were able to provide free childcare for our clients as well as anyone in attendance who was unable to find another childcare source. We also offered free care for adult loved ones to allow their caregivers to browse to see if there are any resources that they currently aren’t utilizing, as well as to provide them with respite.
In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, as part of our free childcare program kids colored MLK themed coloring sheets. Our hope was that these kids would go home with a newly kindled curiosity around issues of Civil Rights.
Neighborhood House’s next resource fair will be part of the Summer Celebration block party happening June 13th. Don’t miss it!