Currently, emergency shelter in Utah County is provided through a motel voucher system. Please be aware, though, that there is absolutely no guarantee this service will be available to everyone who requests it.
- For people without children staying with them, go to the Food & Care Coalition
(299 E. 900 South, Provo, 8:30-5:30 M-F).
- For people with children staying with them or who are referred by the LDS Transient Bishop Assistance, go to Community Action Services (815 S. 200 West, Provo, 8-4 M-Th, 8-3 F).
- LDS Transient Bishop Assistance (by Deseret Industries at 1415 N. State St., Provo, 10-4 M-F)
qualifies a limited number of people for referral (by a home bishop or the branch president at the jail) to the voucher program, which is administered through Community Action Services.
- After business hours and on weekends, use the dispatch phone in the lobby of the
Provo Police Dept. (48 S. 300 West) to make a request.
If space is available, women may be eligible for shelter at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis
(24/7 crisis line: 801-356-2511).
The closest emergency shelter is The Road Home (210 S. Rio Grand St., Salt Lake City, 801-359-4142).
Transitional Housing Programs
The Food & Care Coalition in Provo has rooms for transitional housing for both single men and women. Applicants must apply in person. Call to make an appointment (801-373-1825).
The Foundation for Family Life, headquartered in Riverton, has a program called MentorWorks specifically designed for people transitioning out of jail or prison, including Utah County Jail. Click here for more information.
The Golden Spike Re-entry Assistance Program (ReAP) provides housing for qualified applicants as space is available (869 S. 170 East, Provo, UT 84606, 801-489-9870). A key requirement for the program is that participants must be on probation through Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P). Click here for more information, including application materials. Meetings are held on Mondays at 7:00 pm at the Provo address for prospective applicants, which is the best way to connect with the program.
The Other Side Academy, located in downtown Salt Lake City, is a two-year therapeutic residential program for men who are transitioning out of jail or prison. Judges are also encouraged to consider the program as an alternative to incarceration.
For residential treatment and additional sober living options, see Treatment page.
Other Housing Resources
The Housing Authority of Utah County assists eligible families with affordable housing.
The Provo City Housing Authority assists eligible disabled individuals, the elderly, and families with affordable housing.
Wasatch Mental Health clients may qualify for Supported Housing Services (801-373-7443).