For the past few years, the Runaway Homeless Youth Program Facility in South Salt Lake, UT has been in process of renovation to provide a better space to serve runaways and youth from ages 8 to 17experiencing homelessness. Now, it’s finally open. The facility boasts a welcoming interior, built with high wooden ceilings, gorgeous murals, and a community area filled with activities for children of all ages.
To celebrate this occasion, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson attended the grand opening. According to Wilson, this renovation was needed now more than ever.
“I just really hope that the youth coming here feel like they’re coming to a safe place where they can be and express themselves how they want to and that when they leave, they have a safe and stable place to go,” Stephens said.