June News

04 June 2019
June News

2-1-1 Talks - RSVP by June 19th!

June 19th is the last day to register for 2-1-1 Talks! Join us and other Utah social service providers in learning better ways to get and give help. The first annual summit is designed to inform, connect, and empower professionals and volunteers who work tirelessly to meet the needs of others.

Breakout sessions include:

Creating Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with 2-1-1
Data Driven Decisions
Personal and Organizational Disaster Preparedness
Intro to 2-1-1
DWS Essentials: An overview of services
Changing When Change is Hard
Shame and Guilt in Trauma Informed Care
Money Management for Non-Profit Practitioners
Making the Case for Cultural Competency
Spotting Legal Issues
Multi Level Case Management
Meetings That Matter
Compassion Fatigue
Harnessing the Power of Gratitude
Finding Volunteer Opportunities
Suicide in Utah
Why Mental Health First Aid?
EverDay Strong: A new approach to anxiety and depression ACES
Fragile Situations
The Role of Diversion in the Homeless System

When: Wednesday, June 26th 8:00am - 4:30pm
Where: Salt Lake City Community College - Miller Campus (9750 S 300 W)
Ticket Price: $45

Register Here


Pre-Conference Poverty Simulation

On Tuesday, June 25th CAP Utah will host a pre-conference Poverty Simulation. In 2017, 296,557 Utahns lived below the poverty line ($24,860 for a family of four). The Poverty Simulation is a tool that helps participants rethink the challenges that low-income individuals must face every day. Participants assume the roles of up to 26 different families all facing a variety of challenging,
but typical, circumstances. The simulation will take place from 1:00pm - 3:45pm. There is no cost for participation. Please register by June 8th.

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Waterford UPSTART

Waterford UPSTART provides four-year-old children access to the highest form of academic support in their early education at no cost to participants. It's done in the comfort of a family's own home and on their own schedule. Registration for Waterford UPSTART only takes nine minutes and it's one of the best things you can do for your child's education. Independent research shows that Waterford UPSTART graduates enter kindergarten at nearly a first-grade level.

  • Technology-based preparation for kindergarten
  • 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week
  • No cost for families
  • Personalized family support
  • Dedicated Family Education Liaisons to coach parents
  • 99.7% satisfaction rate from families using program
  • Award-winning software teaches reading, math, and science
  • Engaging characters, songs and activities
  • Adapts for children's strengths, knowledge and skills
  • Easy-to-follow instructions

You can also make a donation to support a child. 2.2 million children don't have access to early education. Waterford UPSTART supports underserved families in the home by providing support, technology, and internet.

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Thank You VITA Volunteers!

VITA had a great tax season! This past year we opened two new tax sites, our new first-ever online scheduler allowed clients to schedule appointments with ease, and VITA volunteers completed more returns than last year. Volunteers filed a total of 18,978 returns at 63 sites throughout Utah. Volunteers are the backbone of the VITA program, and the program would not be successful without them and their generosity. All volunteers are IRS certified and trained to provide high quality service to clients throughout the state. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to make this VITA season a success! We hope to see you all again next year.

Reminder: You can still file your taxes with VITA during the off-season. VITA volunteers are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Salt Lake from 1pm-4pm at the Sorenson Center. Online filing is available through Myfreetaxes for those who live outside of Salt Lake. Spread the word!

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