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Winter overflow shelter opens early in Midvale
Midvale facility » Early opening due to surge in homeless families; Road Home executive director says shelter has seen 300 percent increase in number of families it’s serving.

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"It’s kind of its own little community," Zuver said. "For the most part they try to help each other out. They babysit each other’s kids and become friends."

Minkevitch remains upbeat about the many challenges the homeless community faces.

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Diapers, baby wipes, formula, hygiene items of all types, chapstick, lotion, socks, underwear, blankets, warm clothing, non-perishable food items.

Donations are accepted any time at the Road Home’s overflow shelter, 529 W. 7300 South, Midvale. For more information, call 801-819-7296 or email donations@theroadhome.org.

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"These are problems with solutions," he said, adding that more federally subsidized housing vouchers would be a giant step forward in reducing homelessness.

"Housing is just too expensive," Minkevitch said. "Especially for folks with incomes as challenged as those who are coming to us."


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