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Construction Begins Monday On First Of Three New Homeless Shelters

Shelter The Homeless
A rendering of the Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center

Officials will break ground Monday on the first of three new homeless shelters in Salt Lake County. 

The shelter at 700 south in Salt Lake City will open next summer. The Geraldine E. King Homeless Resource Center is one of three new planned homeless shelters in Salt Lake County.  It will house 200 homeless women over night and provide employment and housing assistance. A mobile health clinic will also serve clients.

Another shelter on High Avenue in Salt Lake City is inching toward construction. It will have 200 beds and house both men and women.

The third shelter in South Salt Lake is behind schedule. It will serve up to 300 men.  

Whittney Evans grew up southern Ohio and has worked in public radio since 2005. She has a communications degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where she learned the ropes of reporting, producing and hosting. Whittney moved to Utah in 2009 where she became a reporter, producer and morning host at KCPW. Her reporting ranges from the hyper-local issues affecting Salt Lake City residents, to state-wide issues of national interest. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar and getting to know the breathtaking landscape of the Mountain West.
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