Children and Youth Services
Salt Lake County offers a variety and children and youth services:
After School Programs
Christmas Box House (emergency residential shelter and resources for ages 0 to 11)
Resources for Homeless Youth
Safe Place Program (provides a way for youth to ask for help)
Early Head Start
Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through agencies in their local community.
Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to the age of 3. When a child turns 3, they may transition into Head Start or another pre-K program.
Both Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children.
Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral issues, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. They treat chronic lifelong issues as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Their programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.
DCFS is Utah's state agency responsible for assisting with a broad array of human needs:
Transition to Adult Living
Their services are offered to support the safety, well-being and healthy growth of children, families and adults.