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We fight poverty with love

By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.

46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.

Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the community.

Poverty is so often the result of and the catalyst for chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids and various forms of abuse. These interconnected struggles continue year after year, and often span generations. That's why The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the whole person through short and long-term assistance first alleviating the symptoms of poverty and then addressing the root issues that cause it.

Poverty doesn't have to be permanent. The Salvation Army helps those in need to overcome poverty through a variety of programs.

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Social Service Assistance
Many families and individuals facing poverty often must make the painful choice heating and eating - that is, they must decide whether they'll pay their bills or pay for food. Without sufficient funds, many are forced to go without a warm, nutritious meal in order to keep a roof over their head. This program assists individuals and families with monthly food boxes/clothing and furniture as the needs arise.

To apply for this assistance, please visit during the following hours:

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Please bring the following items with you: 

  • Photo ID for all adults in household
  • ID for children (i.e., Birth Certificate, shot record, medical card)
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of income

Utility Assistance

The Salvation Army Utility Assistance Program assists with R.E.A.C.H. (Dominion Energy), LEND A HAND (Rocky Mountain Power), and Project Water ASSIST (Salt Lake Corporation Water).  This program is to assist the low income elderly, disabled, veterans, and families either catch up on past due bills, avoid shut off, or get utilities set up in a new residence.  Households qualify for assistance once in a 12 month period.

To qualify for this program, the household must be below 150% of the poverty line for gross monthly income.  See below.   

They also must fall into one of the 4 categories below: 

  • Someone in the house must be 60 years or older.
  • Someone in the house must be receiving SSI/SSDI.
  • Someone in the house must be a veteran.
  • Have a child living in the household 2 years and under.

If you meet one of the qualifications please call 1-801-969-0526 leave a message stating your name, and a number where we will be able to reach you at, which bill you are needing help with and how you qualify.  You can also fill out the application below at the Apply button to get started.  We will return your call in 1-2 business days and then set you up with an appointment to come in and see us, or we can mail, email, or fax you an application for our program.

Documentation Needed: 

  • Photo ID for all household members over 18.
  • Birth Certificates/Medicaid cards, or immunization records for all children under the age of 18.
  • Proof of Income: Social Security Award letter (current year), or a bank statement showing the most recent deposit, or paycheck stubs for the last 30 days for all income earners in the household.
  • Most recent copies of utility bill. 

Family Meal
This program provides a hot dinner to individuals and families in their homes Monday - Friday. Application is through our Social Service Department in conjunction with our other resources.

Seasonal Assistance
During certain times of the year there is assistance available to meet a specific seasonally based need. Seasonal assistance can consist of help with school supplies for the beginning of the school year, Winter Coat giveaway, a community Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes, and toys for children in need at Christmas.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Download Application to your device.
  • Fill out application completely and submit using Adobe Reader.
  • Submit supporting documents documents using assistutah@usw.salvationarmy.org
Apply for yourself or a loved one.
Apply Now

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Download Application to your device.
  • Fill out application completely and submit using Adobe Reader.
  • Submit supporting documents documents using assistutah@usw.salvationarmy.org
Apply for yourself or a loved one.
Apply Now

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