Case Management & Housing
Case Management & Housing assists those experiencing a temporary financial crisis with rental and deposit assistance, landlord-tenant mediation, homeless services and holistic case management. Through this program, as well as connections to other UCA programs and community resources, clients are able to get the support they need to stabilize long-term and achieve self-reliance.
With the completion and opening of the new Homeless Resource Centers, UCA also expanded our homeless services to include intakes and diversions at each center along with the operation of the homeless resource phone line.
Head Start Preschool
Head Start is Utah Community Action’s largest program and has been recognized at the state level as the Best Public Preschool in Utah and the national level as an exemplary program. The programs prepares children 0-5 for kindergarten and future school success through educational activities, medical and dental referral services, nutritious meals and self-reliance services for the entire family. In addition to high-quality early education, Head Start also prioritizes family engagement and promotes equity, inclusiveness, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness to build meaningful relationships.
HEAT Utility Assistance
This program is the largest provider of the HEAT program in the state, accounting for 40% of Utah’s total applications, and is often the first Utah Community Action program many clients access. HEAT services help subsidize and manage the utility costs of income-eligible households. Both seasonal and crisis assistance for power and gas bills is available year-round. Clients also receive budget counseling and education on energy use to achieve financial stability and self-reliance.
The Nutrition Program was founded on the belief that access to healthy food provides the foundation for future success. From healthy meals for preschoolers and seniors to emergency food supplies to culinary training, our focus is on health, education, and self-reliance. This program includes our Central Kitchen, two Food & Resource Centers and the Sauté Culinary Training program.
Helps income-eligible individuals and families reduce energy costs and increase comfort and safety in their homes year-round through cost-effective energy improvements as well as energy education. Common improvements include replacing incandescent lighting; repairing windows, doors, and furnaces; wall, floor, ceiling, and duct insulation; and carbon monoxide testing.