Community Initiatives

Alzheimer's Association of Utah

by Eleven 27. March 2014 11:42

The Alzheimer's Association of Utah is working hard to provide the needed services and funding to quell the effects and burdens of Alzheimer's. The organization works to provide programs and services to those affected by the disease as well as the caregivers. They offer a helpline that is available 24/7 to answer questions and direct people to resources to help their specific situations. Aside from the services given to those dealing with Alzheimer's the organization works to educate the public to "know the 10 signs" that indicate that someone has Alzheimer's. Because there is no known cause or cure for the disease, the Alzheimer's Association of Utah works to provide funding for research through sponsorhip and their annual Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraiser, and they help people become involved with clinical studies.

To learn more about the Alzheimer's Association of Utah, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Cultural Understanding | Health | Utah

Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf

by Eleven 27. March 2014 11:07

The mission of Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) is to promote a safe and empowered community for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind people by providing culturally accessible services, advocacy and education. Their services are for those of the previously mentioned groups who are either in a abusive situation or have been in the past. A wide range of services are available at SLCAD including advocacy, support groups, career development, and medical care. All advocates are fluent in American Sign Language and have received extensive training to provice the best care possible. There are certain types of abuse unique to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind people. SLCAD understands these unique situations and offers unique services in order to help and empower.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf and their services, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.


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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Health | Utah

Utah Youth Village

by Eleven 27. March 2014 09:26

The Utah Youth Village has been helping improve the lives of troubled families and children since 1969 after Lila Bjorklund, Utah Youth Village's founder, noticed the lack of resources available to girl's in difficult family circumstances in Utah. Since then, their programs have expanded to helping not only troubled youth of all genders, but to also help educate trouble families before the children would need to leave the home.  They are one of only 26 organizations in the U.S. and Canada to use the revolutionary Teaching-Family Model which focuses on positive reinforcement while teaching kids new skills. The Utah Youth Village helps teach children and families how to be successful at home, at school, at work, and in their lives.

To learn more about the Utah Youth Village, click here.  

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Parenting | Utah

Watershed Screening

by devinvs 6. November 2013 15:53

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Education | Utah

Mummies, Misters & Monsters

by devinvs 3. October 2013 17:02

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Education | Parenting | Utah


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