Heart of Our Community
UTAH # 1 – Give Credit Where Credit Is Due!
It seems like every week or so Utah wins another award for being a great place to live. But these awards are just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, what makes Utah great are the great people who live here. View more
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Prathi's Story - Posted October 7, 2015
"I Even after fifteen years of living in Utah Prathi was trapped. As a refugee from Pakistan her hopes of freedom had not been realized. Although she lived in a nice home with her son and could be seen most days at the nearby ethnic food store she was a prisoner. Her home belonged to her husband who no longer shared their marriage bed. She was forced to be a maidservant for her mother-in-law as her husband sought another wife. She couldn’t complain, not because she did not want to, but because even after 15 years of living in Utah, she still spoke no English. Click here to view Prathi's story
Valerie's Story - Posted September 30, 2015Valerie was talented, smart, ambitious, and beginning to feel like her dreams and goals were out of reach. She was attending the University of Utah and barely scraping by financially. Her small sewing and design business provided minimal income and she worried constantly about how she would pay even one more semester’s tuition. Then one of her professors suggested she look into Utah Individual Development Account Network (UIDAN). Click here to view Valerie's story
Robbies's Story - Posted September 23, 2015
"I was sick of going to funerals,” said Robbie Bills, “I know that I can’t stop it from ever happening again, but I can make a difference.” As an accomplished recovering addict himself he knew that he could help others struggling with addiction and he knew that he could do it more affordably. When it comes to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, Salt Lake City didn’t have many options until Robbie Bills made the decision to open a sober living home called Balance House designed to help its clients succeed in life. Click here to view Robbie's story
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