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THE OPPORTUNITY & SUPPORT OF ROTARY OF SALT LAKE CITY IN OUR COMMUNITY

More than 120 youth “age out” of foster care in Utah every year (the majority of which are in the Salt Lake Region), meaning they are no longer in state custody. These young adults and other similarly at-risk populations, such as refugee orphans and those rescued from trafficking, are at high-risk for homelessness, substance abuse, and various other societal ills.
 
The Salt Lake County Youth Services Milestone Living Program (MLP) assists in ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency by helping young adults become self-sufficient through access to safe housing, stable employment and connections to ongoing support and resources. Milestone Living Program currently serves up to 19 young adults at a time ages 18 to 21 who are experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County. Since opening Milestone in 2012, 250 young adults have benefited.
 
Salt Lake Rotary stepped up to raise funds to purchase a property to house an additional 18 individuals a year.  The idea for the housing facility began more than four years ago, according to Spencer Ferguson, the president-elect of the Salt Lake Rotary Club, which partnered with the county to make it happen. Each unit includes three separate bedrooms and two shared bathrooms as well as a kitchen and living room. As residents move out of the facility, they will be given kits of basic items including dishes and utensils, bath linens, hygiene kids, bedding and cleaning supplies donated by community partners.
 

 

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.
We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.
Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.
We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Why Join Rotary?

Rotary of Salt Lake has been serving our community since 1911.  A member of a worldwide organization of 46,000 clubs and 1.4 million members. Together we can make a difference. 

Are you passionate about service? Do you love connecting with other like-minded individuals and businesses who seek to collaborate on projects to uplift our community and partner with organizations around the world to make a difference? Rotary provides you the opportunity to connect, educate and network.

We invite you to learn more and join us at a member luncheon to learn more. 

Contact us at 801-363-8415 or complete the Membership Interest Form.

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THE OPPORTUNITY & SUPPORT OF ROTARY OF SALT LAKE CITY IN OUR COMMUNITY

More than 120 youth “age out” of foster care in Utah every year (the majority of which are in the Salt Lake Region), meaning they are no longer in state custody. These young adults and other similarly at-risk populations, such as refugee orphans and those rescued from trafficking, are at high-risk for homelessness, substance abuse, and various other societal ills.
 
The Salt Lake County Youth Services Milestone Living Program (MLP) assists in ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency by helping young adults become self-sufficient through access to safe housing, stable employment and connections to ongoing support and resources. Milestone Living Program currently serves up to 19 young adults at a time ages 18 to 21 who are experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County. Since opening Milestone in 2012, 250 young adults have benefited.
 
Salt Lake Rotary stepped up to raise funds to purchase a property to house an additional 18 individuals a year.  The idea for the housing facility began more than four years ago, according to Spencer Ferguson, the president-elect of the Salt Lake Rotary Club, which partnered with the county to make it happen. Each unit includes three separate bedrooms and two shared bathrooms as well as a kitchen and living room. As residents move out of the facility, they will be given kits of basic items including dishes and utensils, bath linens, hygiene kids, bedding and cleaning supplies donated by community partners.