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COMMUNITY SERVICES

TRI-COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES

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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

435-722-5232

 

Hours:

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

Hours:

    Tuesday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Ashley Valley Food Pantry

426 East 200 South    

Vernal, UT 84078

435-789-1014

 

Hours:

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

 435-784-3993

 Hours:

Tuesday 1:00pm - 6:00pm

If you would like to print an application, please click on the link below.

Pantry Application (PDF) Spanish Pantry Application (PDF)

 

For further information please contact Kim Dieter,  kimd@ubaog.org

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Uintah Basin Association of Governments, our local elected officials, and our agency staff would like to give a huge shout out to everyone who participated in the 3rd annual UPA Shootout Hunger Food Drive.  This year the participating energy companies brought in 77,862 pounds of food which will be distributed across all 4 of the local food pantries.  XCL Resources came in 1st place and donated 1,346 lbs of food per employee for a total of 39,030.  Javelin Energy Partners came in 2nd and donated 407 lbs of food per employee for a total of 19,944.  Scout came in 3rd and donated 154 pounds of food per employee for a total of 10,462.  Other donating companies were Finley Resources / Uinta Wax, Wasatch Energy Management (WEM), Ovintiv, Caerus Uinta, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation.   This donation will make a huge difference in fighting hunger in the Uintah Basin and keeping the food pantries in Daggatt, Duchesne, and Uintah county stocked up for the year.  We are always in need of donations and volunteers.  Reach out to your local pantry to see how you can help. 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

food pantries

EMERGENCY SHELTER

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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)

For further information please contact Kim Dieter, kimd@ubaog.org or Julie Sloan, juliet@ubaog.org

 

Links:

www.caputah.org

www.uw.org/211/

emergency shelter

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

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.

 

Duchesne County Rental List (pdf)

Uintah County Rental List (pdf) 

For further information please contact Julie Sloan, juliet@ubaog.org 

 

Links:

 

www.jobs.utah.gov 

www.jobs.utah.gov/housing/index.html

rental assistance

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, kimd@ubaog.org

DV TRANHOME
VITA

VITA

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Earn it. Keep it. Save it. through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, otherwise known as VITA, is looking for volunteers to prepare income tax returns. Last tax season, VITA volunteers served nearly 19,000 Utahns, saved Utah tax payers nearly $4 million in tax preparation fees, and helped bring over $26 million in refunds back into the local economy. We're looking for volunteers who are excited about serving the community and helping Utahns keep more of what they earn. Become a VITA volunteer today! Visit www.UtahTaxHelp.org for more information. Earn it. Keep it. Save it. is a coalition of statewide partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Community Action Parnership of Utah leads this coalition.

 

Earn it. Keep it. Save it. is a coalition of statewide partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors and provides free tax preparation and filing assistance for people who make $54,000 or less and want to prepare their own federal and state tax return, FOR FREE, with limited assistance. To get started tax payers need basic computer skills, internet access, an email address, a valid Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), and tax documentation. Tax filing software is provided by MyFreeTaxes. 

 

Taxes are a year-round concern, more than just four months in the beginning of the year. Learn how to protect your tax documents and yourself by clicking on the link below!

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/OC-SafeguardTaxRecords.pdf

 

 

For further information visit, www.UtahTaxHelp.org

or,

Contact Lauren Schwanz 

(435) 722-4518

laurens@ubaog.org

applications & info

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.

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