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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 between 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 - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday to Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 only once in a 12 month period.

To qualify for this program, the household must be below 150% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Line for gross monthly income.  See below.

monthly limits

Household Size

Income

Household Size

Income

1

$1,699

7

$5,239

2

$2,289

8

$5,829

3

$2,879

9

$6,419

4

$3,469

10

$7,009

5

$4,059

11

$7,599

6

$4,649

12

$8,189

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, 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. 

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. 

 

The following requirements are specific to each Utility Company:

Dominion Energy:

  • The household must be below 150% below of the federal poverty line for gross monthly income.

Rocky Mountain Power:

  • Household must be below 150% of the federal poverty line for gross monthly income.
  • Someone in the household over the age of 60.
  • Veterans and Active-Duty Military families.
  • Someone in the household receiving SSI/SSDI.
  • A child 5 years or younger in the household.

Salt Lake City Water Corporation: Must have an active shut off notice

  • Someone in the household over the age of 60.
  • Veterans and Active-Duty Military families.
  • Someone in the household receiving SSI/SSDI.

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. Please call our general number, 801-988-4204 to ask about these programs.


To review the USDA/TEFAP Nondiscrimination Statement in English or Spanish please click here

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Download Application to your device.
  • Fill out application completely and submit using Adobe Reader.
  • Submit supporting documents (including Utility Bill, where applicable) using assistutah@usw.salvationarmy.org
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Guía para Aplicar por Asistencia

  • Descargue la aplicación en su dispositivo/computador.
  • Llene la aplicación completa y enviela utilizando Adobe Reader.
  • Si está solicitando asistencia para los servicios públicos, asegúrese de adjuntar una copia de su factura más reciente.
  • Envie los documentos de respaldo al correo electrónico: assistutah@usw.salvationarmy.org
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