Homelessness

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This winter, Park City Police watch logs have reflected a number of incidents where police have interacted with people experiencing homelessness at transit centers or outside of businesses. Park City Police Capt. Phil Kirk says that doesn’t mean there are more homeless individuals—they’re probably just more visible.

Kirk says homelessness has become more of a year-round issue in Park City. Police will often see people camping during the summer, but the cold winter has likely brought people into town seeking warmer shelters.

Mountainland Continuum of Care

The United Way of Utah County’s Mountainland Continuum of Care Program organized a point-in-time count for people experiencing homelessness across Summit, Wasatch and Utah Counties earlier this year. The preliminary results paint a picture of homelessness across the Wasatch Back. 

KPCW Radio

For the ninth year, a group of Park City residents—supported by many local contributors—welcomed the new year by helping those less fortunate. KPCW’s Emily Means has this report.

Warm coats hung on makeshift clothes racks, while pots of chili and soup simmered on a camp stove in Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park Tuesday, during an annual ritual by some Park City residents to reach out to the homeless population.

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Homelessness is an issue in Park City as well as the greater area of Summit County as demonstrated last week. But without any real resources like shelters, their options for helping a homeless person are limited. Melissa Allison has more: