TRI-COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES
The Uintah Basin Association of Governments currently operates four food pantries in the Tri-County area. The Tri-County Food Pantries are: Westside Food Pantry, Duchesne County Food Pantry, Ashley Valley Food Pantry, and the Flaming Gorge County Food Pantry. Our clients range in age from the very young to the elderly. Nearly 85% of our clients are employed, but are considered working class poor, while the remaining individuals are disabled or on a fixed income. Unfortunately their employment is not enough to sustain their needs, especially food.
We receive food and non-food donations from a variety of sources. These sources include, but are not limited to the following: Utah Food Bank Services, the United Way, United States Department of Agriculture, religious organizations, scouting groups, letter carrier food drives, local retailers, grocery and convenience stores, civic organization, schools, local gardeners, and generous members of the community.
The Uintah Basin Food Pantries allow a client to receive one food box a month. You are also allowed two emergency boxes a year (within 12 months). If available, holiday boxes many be supplied at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.
Things to remember:
When coming in to pick up your box please bring a friend or family members to help you carry items to your car, if you are unable to do it yourself.
The Food Pantries are funded by state and federal funds, if any of the information in your file is falsified you could be PROSECUTED.
Client applications are updated annually.
Duchesne County Food Pantry
420 E 100 S
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Monday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Westside Food Pantry
8180 S 21000 W
Duchesne, UT 84021 435-738-2854
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Ashley Valley Food Pantry
426 East 200 South
Vernal, UT 84078
Monday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Flaming Gorge Food Pantry
93 North 1st West
Manila, UT 84046
Tuesdays 3pm - 6pm
Thursdays 9am - 12pm
If you would like to print an application, please click on the link below.
For further information please contact Kim Dieter, firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend's local Feed Utah Food Drive was a HUGE success!! We want to give a huge shout out to all the community members who took the time to donate, the volunteers that did the picking up, and the numerous volunteers that helped in weighing, collecting, and sorting the food. It was so amazing to see so many people working together for such a great cause. Our pantries are full again thanks to our AMAZING community! THANK YOU!
The UBAOG Emergency Shelter Program will provide direct funding for motel vouchers to assist individuals and families who are unsheltered and have exhausted any other revenues to obtain shelter. Motel stays will not exceed a maximum of 7 nights for households with children, and a maximum of 3 nights for households with only single or adult couples.
Clients will be required to complete a personalized case plan and work towards goals outlined in the plan. Clients will also be required to meet with their Case Manager to go over employment and housing search results.
Priority is given to special targeted homeless groups such as senior citizens, disabled and households with children
If you would like to print off an application, click the links below.
Adult Application (pdf)
Child Application (pdf)
The stress for a family that loses their home is significant. The impact on both heads of household and children who become homeless is hard to overcome. Preventing homelessness for those who are already housed is a benefit to the community as well as to the individual household. The Homeless Prevention Program stabilizes households that were previously in danger of being evicted and becoming homeless by providing some short term assistance to help families get back on their feet.
One Time 50% Match Program
These funds are provided to families in crisis when the family can demonstrate that rental arrears was caused by circumstances beyond the family's control, which significantly affected the family's ability to pay. This circumstance must have made them unable to resolve the delinquency within a reasonable time, or unable to make a full payment.
We can provide a one-time rental/mortgage or first month’s deposit assistance to prevent the client from becoming evicted and eventually homeless.
Priority is given to special targeted homeless groups such as senior citizens, disabled and households with children.
All funds must be matched by the client dollar for dollar and bring them current.
Our assistance cannot exceed $500.00.
The client must be able to resume full monthly payments and the burden of proof of this requirement will rest with the client.
TANF Rapid Re-housing Program
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Rapid Re-housing Program purpose is to assist needy families for a maximum of 4 months or until the crisis is over. Considering the client follows a goal oriented plan designed to guide them to success. TANF can assist with rental deposits, rental assistance, rental arrears, utility deposits, utility assistance, and utility arrears. This is intended to get clients back on their feet and functioning or assist until the crisis is over. There is an income guideline determined by family size and certain stipulations that must apply.
There must be children under the age of 18 in the household to receive TANF Rapid Re-housing assistance. TANF can only help households who are families. A family is a group of individuals living together related by blood, marriage, or decree of court. The TANF Rapid Re-housing program also requires clients to seek out all mainstream public services as well as an intense job search. This is done through the local Workforce Services liaisons located in Vernal and Roosevelt. Clients are also required to open a child support recovery case if they haven’t already done so, and file taxes to receive earned income credits.
For further information please contact Julie Sloan, email@example.com
COVID-19 RENT ASSISTANCE
The Emergency Rental Assistance program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19. You can apply here starting March 15, 2021.
Eligible households have:
Combined household income at or below 80% of area median income
Someone in the household has qualified for unemployment, or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19
Household is experiencing housing instability (for example, received a past-due utility or rent notice or eviction notice, or living in unsafe or unhealthy living conditions) due to COVID-19
Applicant in the household is on the lease
DV TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
The Uintah Basin Association of Governments owns and operates a Transitional Home for women that are displaced due to domestic violence. The Transitional Home Program allows us to assist clients with shelter and basic life skills to aid them in becoming self sufficient. Intensive case management is provided by the Uintah Basin Association of Governments with collaborative services offered by mainstream social service agencies. Individual case plans focus on progress toward permanent housing and independent living through specific and measurable milestones. On completion, tenants will be able to maintain permanent housing, a job paying three times the rent, and positive community involvement.
Our goal is to assist at least 2 single parent families every two years. Our program is based on a 24 month scale. During those 24 months the participants are provided with many different supportive services including but not limited to; child care services, employment services, legal services, transportation assistance and many others. These supportive services combined with case management will allow the families to utilize options available to secure employment, increase income, and self sufficiency. Families will be able to build self esteem and feel part of the community.
For further information please contact Kim Dieter, firstname.lastname@example.org
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APPLICATIONS & INFO
COORDINATED ENTRY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE
Uintah Basin Association of Governments uses the Coordinated Entry Vulnerable Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT). This tool consists of a number of questions that are asked of each individual/family who applies for housing and homeless services from UBAOG. The questions are designed to prioritize clients on different life situation factors such as: self-care and daily living skills, social relationships and networks, meaningful daily activity, personal administration and money management, managing tenancy, physical health and wellness, mental health and wellness and cognitive functioning, medication, interaction with emergency services, involvement in high risk and/or exploitive situations, substance use, abuse or trauma, risk of personal harm or harm to others, legal, history of homelessness and housing.
Coordinated Entry is the process by which clients are prioritized for services. Coordinated entry starts with prioritizing of the people with the greatest needs. Those with the greatest need have priority for any type of housing and homeless assistance available. The process does not screen people for assistance because of perceived barriers to housing or services such as income or employment, drug or alcohol use, criminal record, a client’s previous area of habitation, being difficult to work with or resistance to treatment or intervention etc…
The tool is located in a secure data base and can only be accessed by UBAOG Community Service staff. All applicants are asked to sign a release of information. Once assessed, clients are then placed on the Housing First master list.
When funds are available, clients with the most barriers and vulnerabilities are chosen from the list. We have a few different rental assistance and homeless programs. Although applicants have been assessed and are on the list, they still have to qualify and be eligible for the particular rental assistance or homeless program that is available.
We strive to give everyone fair and equal access to services. We ensure all people in different populations and subpopulations in the geographic area have access to services no matter what their circumstances.
A Community Needs Assessment is used to establish a profile of a community, noting both needs as well as community resources. Both quantitative and qualitative data is used to assist in identifying needs in the community. You will see that the attached assessment includes qualitative data collected from the many surveys gathered and the public forums conducted, along with quantitative data from data sources such as the census, and many other statistical websites. This is a very comprehensive report that is the first step in conducting a successful strategic plan.
Pantry Application (pdf)
Adult Application (pdf)
Child Application (pdf)
Landlord Statement (pdf)