"There are so many ingredients, and it's all of them working together
— a very active board, an incredible staff, volunteers, the community
support, all of it. Invariably, anyone from Utah who's in this line of work
understands how remarkable the level of collaboration is in this state from
agency to agency, from all the providers, from every level of government.
That's something that sets Utah apart," Matt Minkevitch stated.What also sets Utah apart is its high number of Mormons (members of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and their culture/beliefs.If the common thread of all these many individuals Mr. Minkevitch named is
that they are members of that group, I sure would like to have read that fact,
LVpam- I am Mormon too, but I think you need to hear what he said. He said
every group, every person, every entity is needed to be successful. A body
needs both red and white blood cells. My Dad was an accountant at a car
dealership. The salesmen always got the glory, but my Dad always reminded me
the salesmen could not make a go of it with out an accountant, a parts manager
and a mechanic etc.Put your shoulder to the wheel, praise others,
and look to the goal.
Many good people from all walks of life, religiously affiliated or not, are
working on this and other important social issues. Helping the less fortunate
comes in many colors, ethnicities, philosophies, and religions.It is wise
to always remember that.
I think it's great that Utah is doing such a good job. How is this program
funded? Donations from individuals, state or local grants (taxpayer), different
organizations (Catholic charities, LDS, other churches, other organizations).
How much of the labor is volunteer and how much is paid?
While I agree it is wonderful it is far from a new idea. Housing first has been
going on in the east for two decades and had nor has anything to do with one
particular Utah religion.
The "how" has been left out of this piece. How are they funded?
@iaggiethe road home is funded through private donations, why?