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A new system for providing services and housing for the homeless is beginning to take shape in Salt Lake County.
Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and the Collective Impact Steering Committee will hold a workshop at the Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West, to highlight proposed solutions and priorities. The public is welcome.
McAdam's team plans to broaden services and better guide homeless people through a system that would be more coordinated than the present one, which is made up of a number of independent providers.
According to the Collective Impact page on Salt Lake County's website, a new system would have coordinated entry for the homeless "no wrong door" integrated with other public and private systems, including health and human services, legal services, job services and public education.
Collective Impact also would develop a family and community resource center that provides housing, education and employment services.
Among the goals of Collective Impact is to increase housing affordability, according to the proposal. It would begin a sustained effort to increase housing stability by keeping families in their communities.
The mayor's plan also calls for a 10-year initiative to end child homelessness. It would focus on family stability and self-reliance.
Later this month, it is expected that McAdams will submit the Collective Impact proposal to the Salt Lake City site selection commission that proposes two new 250- to 300-bed shelters. No locations have been selected for those facilities.