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January 2016 ­ South Valley Services Enewsletter

Save the Date

The Community Resource Center partners with West Jordan Library!

A case manager will now be available at the West Jordan Library for assistance to any community members. Assistance includes referrals to child care, parenting classes, financial assistance, counseling, advocacy, etc. If you have any questions please contact: 801­255­1095 ext. 212.

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South Valley Services is now hiring a full time community case manager! This case manager will work in various satellite offices of the Community

Resource Center. Please direct all inquiries to Vicki North­Southern at 801­ 255­1095 ext. 236.

thank youThe holidays brought much joy here at SVS. We have had wonderful community members come and share their talents with us. We had dinner made, clowns to entertain, and music shared. Santa even visited a couple of times! We had several companies and families ‘adopt’ the families here so ensure they had a great holiday. Intermountain Broiler Company purchased a Christmas tree at the Festival of Trees and donated it to us. It changed the atmosphere immediately and began to bring joy that spread quickly. A family came Christmas morning and made a delicious breakfast for the residents. We had neighborhoods collect donations instead of doing neighborhood gifts. We had schools bring donations they collected. Our pantry is now bursting at the seams, a wonderful problem to have!

The companies and families that donated.

Intermountain Broiler Company
Kennecott Steelworkers Union
Daw Technologies LLC
Red Robin
Scout groups
SLCC nursing students
Several Community Neighborhoods
Joel P. Jensen Middle School

Our top 5 needs

  1. Fabuloso (in small containers)\
  2. Pepto­Bismol
  3. Single use Neosporin
  4. Alarm Clocks
  5. Toilet Brushes

volunteerIf you are interested in volunteering or donating time or financial contributions, please contact our Donations and Volunteer Coordinator Cari Bobo at 801­255­ 1095 Ext. 202. We also accept all donations at the Farmers Insurance on the corner of 1930 W. and 7800 S. M­TH 9­5pm and Fri 9­1pm.

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Prevention and Outreach

The Prevention and Education team at South Valley Services has been busy spreading awareness about healthy relationships the last couple of months. The team has been focusing on spreading awareness to teenagers and parents about what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like. The team had the opportunity to go to several different schools throughout Salt Lake County to

present to health classes. The schools included: Hunter High School, Granit Connections High School, Taylorsville High School, North Star Academy, Juan Diego Catholic High School, Hillcrest High School, and Herriman High School. At each of the schools they were able to do anywhere from one to six presentations.

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Prevention and Education Team is preparing to spread awareness to as many people as possible about this month. Start thinking about what you can do to spread awareness to teens about teen dating violence, commit to wearing a purple or teal ribbon during the month to show your support, when people ask what the ribbon stands for tell them “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month”. Invite organizations such as South Valley Services to come and do a presentation for your school, church group, business, etc. to help spread awareness. Post on Facebook about the month, nothing you do is too small of an effort to raise awareness about this important topic.

Up­Coming Event: On Saturday, January 30th Club 90 in Sandy is holding their

2nd Annual Disco Down and Donate Party and Costume Contest that will be benefiting South Valley Services. If you take an in­kind donation you won’t have to pay a cover charge, if you don’t take a donation Club 90 will donate the cover charge back to South Valley Services. For more information about this event visit our Facebook page.
If you would like to schedule a presentation or learn more about the presentations that we offer visit our website: www.svsutah.org also be sure to LIKE us on Facebook so you can be up to date on what is going on at South Valley Services.

For more information, contact Julieann: julieannb@svsutah.org
801­255­1095, ext: 205

This holiday season has been one where we saw such an outpouring of kindness from the community! Everyday brought something new, including presents for our residents, food, basic needs items, clothing, sheets, pillows, blankets, toiletries and household cleaning items. It was great to see a community come together to support the amazing individuals we are honored to work with each and everyday.

As we start a new year, we hope that you will continue to think of our clients. We couldn’t provide the resources to all that we serve without the ongoing generosity from the community. So, as we all make our New Year’s resolutions please resolve to help those that are impacted by violence by donating your time and supplies so anyone in need can have a safe place to stay, food to eat and supportive services all year long!

Jennifer Campbell
Executive Director– South Valley Services


Robert and Nancy Anderson
American Express Employee Giving Program Carl Bechtold
Bridgestone Americas Trust fund
Rick Burtenshaw
Karen Chapman
Sarah Choate
Cottonwood Presbyterian Church
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
Barbara Despain
Exchange Club of Murray
Gerald and Jacquel Gardner
Claire Gaylord and Monday Night Bridge Club Ladies Oliver and Kathryn Gushee
Thomas and Lynette Hale
Patty and Vance Harris
Bonnie and Matthew Hoch
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation
John Kusnierek
Steven and Shelli Mecham
Herbert and Elsa Michael Foundation
Ms. Molly Foundation
Mountain Vista United Methodist Church Debra Rasmussen
Glenna and Lawrence Shapiro Family Foundation Reed and Clarese Stringam
TAG Ranch
Utah State Fraternal Order of Eagles
Scott and Dorothy Watkins Charitable Foundation GW Wildman Trust
Younique by Kat

Utah Fraternal Order of the Eagles

Thank you to Utah State Fraternal Order of Eagles for making SVS the recipient of your annual fundraising events. The $20,000 your raised will go along way in helping those impacted by domestic violence!