Community Initiatives

Ask Eleven: End of Life

by oliviabown 21. November 2016 13:58

Few of us are comfortable talking about death, whether our own or a loved one’s. It is a scary, even taboo, subject for many. The end of a life, no matter how long and well lived, can bring with it a sense of loss and sadness. It can also be a reminder of our own mortality, so we may avoid even thinking about death. This is normal -- but death is normal, too. All of us will face it at some point.

Because the end of life is hard to predict, it is best to plan ahead. You might want to start by asking yourself or a loved one, “What is the best way to plan for the end of life?”  No matter how a person chooses to approach the end of their life, there are some common hopes -- nearly everyone says they do not want to die in pain or to lose their dignity. Planning for end-of-life care, also known as advance care planning, can help ensure such hopes are fulfilled. (

Sharing your wishes for end of life care can bring you closer to those you love.  Below are some tools to help you figure out what you want if something happens to you, more importantly it can help prepare family and friends to carry out your wishes.  (

We hope that these resources will offer you and your loved ones peace of mind and comfort as you counsel together about preparing for end of life.]



ASK ELEVEN Preparing for End of Life resource guide (2) (1).docx (15.15 kb)


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Utah Care Planning Council

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:08

Families with older members may face crisis, and the need for care at any moment. The Utah Care Planning Council helps proced elder care solutions. This means that it provides educational materials on the need for elder care planning before a crisis occurs within a family, lists of reources from the state and federal governments that assist in elder care and planning, and lists of expert services to help families plan for and deal with elder care. Discussions to plan for the future need to be had sooner rather than later so that all members of the family can equally participate, and adequate planning and preparation is taken before an incident occurs.

To learn more about the Utah Care Planning Council and the resources it provides click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.


Additional Resources | Community Connection | Financial Literacy | Health | Parenting | Utah

Project Read

by Eleven 28. March 2014 15:09

Project Read's mission is to improve literacy in the community. They work with anyone 16 and older whose reading and writing are below a 7th grade level. One of the greatest advantages of their program is that each student will receive an individual tutor with whom they will meet twice a week. The program as been going on for many years, and has been shown to allow for drastic changes in the lives of the students. Something that so many take for granted, is the key that many lack to be able to provide better for themselves and for their families.

To learn more about Project Read, click here.

To watch this episode of Community of Connection, click here.


Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Education | Financial Literacy | Utah

Economic Cents

by Eleven 15. November 2010 16:59

Utah Foreclosure Task Force

The Governor’s Office, in conjunction with the Utah Foreclosure Task Force is actively working to meet the challenges presented by the current sub-prime mortgage lending situation. The information provided on this site includes the Foreclosure Prevention Workbook, links to reputable housing counselors, dates and times of local financial management classes, and more.

Money Matters

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, created this website to help you tackle some money issues head-on. This site helps you weather tough economic times by teaching positive, tried and true money management techniques. Find information about scams and frauds, managing your money, credit cards, your home, employment, and dealing with debt.

U.S. Department of Labor: Job Loss Tool Kit

In the difficult times of lay-offs and bankruptcy, this site helps you understand your health and retirement benefits and options after you have been laid off.

Extension Financial Resources

Extension provides information and tools you can use every day to improve your life, including resources on personal finances. This objective, research-based information includes assistance on consumer credit, home ownership, estate planning, children and money, and many more.

Consumer Cents

ConsumerCents® is a personal financial empowerment training program created by AAA Fair Credit Foundation. It offers dynamic financial education content, access to free one-on-one financial counseling and tools to help you learn financial training life skills. Upon registration you will have access to all of the tools, resources and one-on-one support at your fingertips absolutely free of charge.

Utah Saves

Utah Saves helps you realize that you don’t have to be rich to build wealth. As a member of Utah Saves, you can start paying off your debts, and saving to reach your financial goals. They give you tips and tools to help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and to start saving. It is absolutely free of charge to become a member.


The Utah Individual Development Account Network (UIDAN) Program is an investment strategy and multi-faceted financial education program designed to help provide low to moderate income individuals and families with the opportunity, incentive, and institutional support necessary for them to save for and acquire productive assets that promise a higher income, new wealth and self-sufficiency. Helping individuals and families achieve long-term self-sufficiency will reduce poverty and revitalize local communities from the inside out.


Utah Housing Coalition

The Utah Housing Coalition is a leader in housing issues promoting the increase of accessible, affordable housing statewide by offering education, advocacy, and cooperative partnerships.

Community Action Services and Food Bank

The Community Action Services and Food Bank is dedicated to fostering self-reliance in individuals, families and communities by providing a variety of programs and solutions designed to address local needs and issues.

USU Extension Services

The Cooperative Extension System operates under its longstanding tradition of extending Utah State University to the people to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Extension is unique in structure and function. As a partner of federal, state, and local governments, the Extension System—with its network of county offices and state universities—is in a position to deliver educational programs at the grassroots level throughout the nation.

Community Action Partnership of Utah

Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving those in poverty in every state, as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories. In Utah, there are nine Community Action Agencies and one statewide partner. Through them, we create a place that provides families with the support and resources they need to obtain self-sufficiency.

United Way of Utah County

United Way of Utah County is involved in creating lasting change in our community, partnering with people from all across the community to make the greatest difference by focusing on building financially stable families, preparing children to succeed, and creating a cohesive community.

AAA Fair Credit

AAA Fair Credit Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit financial counseling agency that assists financially-distressed individuals and couples move from crisis to control by offering confidential financial counseling, financial literacy education, debt management, housing counseling, and asset-building programs

Department of Workforce Services

The Utah Department of Workforce Services helps individuals’ financial situations by encouraging participation in Utah’s economy. Utah Department of Workforce Services offers help for employers looking for qualified workers, people looking for jobs, or people in need of unemployment benefits, food stamps, financial assistance, Medicaid or child care.

LDS Employment

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors employment resources to help all individuals, with or without membership in the Church, develop employment skills and find jobs with the ultimate goal of promoting self-sufficiency.


Financial Literacy

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