December 01, 2021

Our New and Renewed Friendships: November 2021

Join us in welcoming our new and returning nonprofit friends, from November 2021, to the UNA Community.

New to the UNA Community

Academy for Creating Enterprise

We strive to help members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others in developing countries launch and grow successful businesses that lift families out of poverty and put them firmly on the path to self-reliance.

Operation Underground Railroad

WE WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO FREE SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION. THEN WE WORK TO BREAK THE CYCLE.

Renewing with the UNA Community

Able-Differently

Able-differently promotes a self-help model that serves school and younger age children and their families with special health care needs, who have not had success with typical forms of intervention. We support parents solving problems themselves with participation in family centered community partnerships such as with schools, medical homes and mental health systems. Families can then focus on building positive child-family, and cultural-community exchanges in responsive and contingent ways that fosters new opportunities and achievements.

American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

Aspen House

Aspen Magdalene House was established to support the victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation while confronting the dark underbelly occurring on our Salt Lake City streets, in our motels and hotels, and online among our most vulnerable populations.

Ballet West

From Balanchine to Bournonville and Petipa to Tharp, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet.

Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists

Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists, or CVUU for short, is a religiously liberal, lay-led Welcoming Congregation located in the beautiful Cache Valley in northern Utah.

Cherish Families

Cherish Families was founded and is entirely staffed by people from polygamist backgrounds. With our deep understanding of the fears and barriers that people from this background can experience, we are compassionate, empathetic, and uniquely qualified to serve the population. Our guiding philosophy and founding principles are cultural competence and strengths-based, trauma informed services with complete regard and respect for the dignity of the individual. We focus on strengthening their capacities and ensuring self-determination. To that end, we offer a variety of supporting services that can assist an individual to reach stability and independence, depending on their needs.

Community Action Partnership of Utah

Community Action Partnership of Utah (CAP Utah) is the statewide association for Utah's nine Community Action Agencies. The Community Action network envisions an end to poverty in Utah. Our member agencies work toward this vision every day by providing services to low-income families and individuals across the state.

DonorConnect

We are a donor organization that facilitates, coordinates, registers, and advocates for donors and donor families in the Mountain West. DonorConnect also manages the Yes Utah and Yes Idaho donor registries.

Family Counseling Services

Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah is a non-profit organization that provides affordable counseling and mental health services to individuals and families, especially those in crisis who have nowhere else to turn for help. We provide a wide array of mental health and counseling services addressing a variety of issues, including those related to depression, anxiety, suicide, grief, substance and domestic abuse and anger management.

Family Support Center Of Southwestern Utah

The Family Support Center is dedicated to strengthening families, protecting children, and promoting healthy relationships.

Golden Rule Project

The mission of the Golden Rule Project is to increase awareness and the practice of compassion, kindness, and peace by sharing the universal principle of the Golden Rule through education, programming, and partnerships. The Golden Rule Project is not religious, not political, and not associated with any agenda. We promote the Golden Rule as a basic human value.

Housing Connect

At Housing Connect, we believe that a home is a space that offers safety and comfort. Our homes also ground us, remind us of our deepest values and hopes, provide inspiration and motivation to succeed, and strive to better our lives and those of our families. Housing Connect’s mission is to connect people and communities to quality affordable housing opportunities while promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

Humane Society of Utah

The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear, and suffering in all animals. Our goal is to keep pets and people together, bring them together, and help move each animal to their most appropriate outcome as quickly as possible.

Impact Mental Health

Impact Mental Health is a nonprofit psychiatric clinic serving low income and uninsured individuals at no cost to the patient. We are also a training site for psychiatry residents, nurse practitioner students, social work students and other mental health professionals.

Latino Behavioral Health

As a “peer-run” organization, the LBHS exists to enhance the mental health awareness and well-being of people with mental illness and substance use disorders and their care-givers and loved ones in the state of Utah, responding to cultural, socio-economic and linguistic characteristics. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect in which peers are involved in every level of the LBHS structure.

Moab Valley Multicultural Center

The Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s mission is to build bridges across language and culture through family support, community collaboration and education.

Mundi Project

As Mundi Project (pronounced “moon-dee”) grows we envision using musical learning as a conduit to create meaningful societal change. Our desire is to increase access to classes, performances, and instruments across the socio-economic and generational spectrums. We seek to empower our participants to find their voices and gain confidence as they work with others learning instruments and performing.

Ogden Downtown Alliance

As the Ogden Downtown Alliance, we strive to connect the community to locally owned and independent businesses. We aim to increase economic vitality and community vibrancy in the downtown through arts, events, placemaking and destination development. Visit any of Ogden’s award-winning restaurants, boutiques and galleries to see what makes this town one-of-a-kind.

Ouelessebougou Alliance

We partner with villagers to transform the quality of life in the region of Ouelessebougou, Mali, West Africa by delivering sustainable health and education programs.

Project Connection

Project Connection is meeting our community’s mental health challenges head-on by helping individuals move through shame and trauma to create a more connected, wholehearted society. We provide the therapy and care people need to connect with others, with their communities, with their passions and with their stories.

Salt Lake Donated Dental

SLDDS’ primary goal is to make quality preventative and restorative dental treatment accessible to our community’s underserved. Conveniently located in Salt Lake City’s Glendale community, SLDDS is open 5 days a week and treats an average of 42 patients per day.  The clinic simultaneously runs two programs: the Donated Dental Program providing free services to individuals at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level and the Discounted Dental Program providing discounted services to individuals at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 

Salt Lake Education Foundation

Our mission is to promote student success in the Salt Lake City School District by using private donations to supplement children's educational experiences. Our vision is to have our students leave our schools socially aware, culturally sensitive, academically proficient, and as economically viable citizens of our community.

Tracy Aviary

Tracy Aviary is committed to inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. As the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over our more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.

Turn Community Services

Formerly known as Project TURN, we were founded in 1973 by a group of parents who wanted improved program services for their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. TURN began by opening residential programs in Ogden and Bountiful where individuals with disabilities could live in a regular home setting and participate in community activities, and have an integrated, more independent social interaction experience.

Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

The Utah Down Syndrome Foundation's mission is providing hope to individuals, their families, and the community through support, education, activities, outreach, and advocacy.

Utah Energy Conservation Coalition

The Utah Energy Conservation Coalition DBA Energy Rated Homes of Utah (UECC/ERHU) is a statewide nonprofit organization working to encourage Utah citizens to receive an “Energy Education”.  We encourage energy conservation in all areas of the housing industry.

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

Elevating lives by sharing ennobling artistic experiences. Creating a nurturing environment that ensures performance excellence, creative experiences, and educational opportunities.

Utah Parent Center

The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community. We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.*The term parent is broadly defined to include anyone serving in that role.

Utah Pride Center

Utah Pride unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnerships, services and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success.

Utah Public Health Association

The Utah Public Health Association continues to stand behind Utah’s public health workers who work to create conditions where all Utahans can be as healthy as possible.  UPHA is committed to the health and safety of all communities and shares our concern for humanity at this time.  We lean on our guiding principles to support our community. 

Youthlinc

Youthlinc invests in the service ethic of youth in order to foster individuals in our society who understand local and global needs, and who are deeply committed to work to relieve those needs through personal service, partnership, and good will.