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Community Action Services and Food Bank - Provo

Address

815 South Freedom Boulevard (200 W)
Provo, UT 84601

(801) 373-8200

communityactionprovo.org

Description:

Community Action Services and Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance and long-term support to help families in poverty become self-reliant.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Open for emergency food, housing and shelter services only during normal business hours. Temporary Rental Assistance is available to those directly affected by COVID-19 and is now open to those who are receiving unemployment benefits. Additional funding has been received and eligibility requirements have changed. Those who quality can receive up to $2000 for rent and utility purposes.

AKA:

Community Action, CASFB

Hours:

M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

Date of Official Change:

May 28, 2021

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

815 South Freedom Boulevard (200 W)
Provo, UT 84601

Mailing

815 South Freedom Boulevard (200 W)
Provo, UT 84601

Contacts

Charmagne Wixom

Home Buyer and Financial Literacy

(801) 691-5241

cwixom@communityactionuc.org

Circles Program

(801) 691-5287

Dave Smith

Food Bank Director

Emergency Rent Assistance

(801) 691-5238

Karen McCandless

Executive Director

casfb@communityactionuc.org

Phone Numbers

Main

(801) 373-8200

Fax

(801) 373-8228

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Special Notes/Funding

Circles Utah Valley

Description

12-week class, followed by long-term social support and access to resources. Meet weekly at American Fork, Provo, or Salem. Individuals in the Circles program are paired with an intentional friend to help individuals work on goals to move out of poverty. Circles provide free dinner each week and childcare during the meeting.

Availability

www.facebook.com/circlesuv

Hours

M - F 9 am - 5 pm

Required Documents

If on Medicaid or food stamps: Photo ID "My Case" from Department of Workforce Services. If not, bring: proof of income/public benefits, social security cards, birth certificates, photo ID

Eligibility

For low-income individuals who are struggling to find a way out of poverty. 150% or below the poverty line.

Fees

No cost to participate.

Intake Procedure

Call to set up a meeting.

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

  • Utah
    • Utah County
    Click here to see this service (PH-1400.5000-050) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    Provides fee assistance for birth certificates or driver license for those who qualify.

    Hours

    M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

    Required Documents

    None

    Eligibility

    Must have a need (lost item, need for a job) and are unable to afford the cost.

    Fees

    No cost

    Intake Procedure

    Must schedule an intake interview.

    Languages

    Spanish

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    • Utah
      • Utah County
      Click here to see this service (DF-7020.1000) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Provides gasoline ($20/12 month period) or UTA tokens (max of 4 at each visit), both for verifiable employment purposes or emergency medical appointments.

      Hours

      M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

      Required Documents

      Proof of registration, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance

      Eligibility

      Funds only available for emergency medical and employment interview (with proof of interview appointment).

      Fees

      No cost

      Intake Procedure

      Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted.

      Languages

      Spanish, Vietnamese

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

      • Utah
        • Utah County
        Click here to see this service (BT-8300.1000) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        Provides Deseret Industries clothing vouchers for those in need of work clothing or someone with an emergency need for clothing.

        Hours

        M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

        Required Documents

        Details about required documentation will be given once an appointment has been made.

        Eligibility

        Utah County residents

        Fees

        No cost

        Intake Procedure

        Walk-ins welcome

        Languages

        Spanish

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

        • Utah
          • Utah County
          Click here to see this service (BM-6500.1500-130) and related services within the Service Tree.

          Description

          Provides community garden plots for families to grow fresh produce. Renters are responsible for watering, weeding, and maintaining plot. There are four community gardens all located in Provo.

          Hours

          M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

          Required Documents

          None

          Eligibility

          No restrictions, open to the public.

          Fees

          $15 fee to rent a plot for the season.

          Intake Procedure

          Contact David Wright to reserve a plot.

          Languages

          Spanish

          Geography Served

            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

          • Utah
            • Utah County
            Click here to see this service (BD-2600.1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Provides a computer class for general instruction and for those searching for work.

            Hours

            3rd Th 10 am

            Required Documents

            None

            Eligibility

            No restrictions, open to the public

            Fees

            No cost

            Intake Procedure

            Call or walk in to register.

            Languages

            Spanish

            Geography Served

              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

            • Utah
              • Utah County
              Click here to see this service (PL-7400.1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

              Description

              Provides fee assistance for birth certificates or driver license for those who qualify.

              Hours

              M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

              Required Documents

              None

              Eligibility

              Must have a need (lost item, need for a job) and are unable to afford the cost.

              Fees

              No cost

              Intake Procedure

              Must schedule an intake interview

              Languages

              Spanish

              Geography Served

                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

              • Utah
                • Utah County
                Click here to see this service (DF-7020.1800) and related services within the Service Tree.

                Description

                Provides food items to individuals and families in need.

                Hours

                M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                Required Documents

                Details about required documentation will be given once an appointment has been made.

                Eligibility

                No restrictions for the first visit. Any returning visit will require proof of income and family size. Qualified individuals can access services every 2 weeks and re-certify based on income every 3 months. Households must demonstrate there is a need for emergency food assistance due to circumstance beyond their control.

                Fees

                No cost

                Intake Procedure

                Walk-ins welcome

                Languages

                Spanish T&Th

                Geography Served

                  If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                • Utah
                  • Utah County
                  Click here to see this service (BD-1800.2000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                  Description

                  Provides gasoline ($20/12 month period) or UTA tokens (max of 4 at each visit), both for verifiable employment purposes or emergency medical appointments.

                  Hours

                  M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                  Required Documents

                  Proof of registration, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance

                  Eligibility

                  Funds only available for emergency medical and employment interview (with proof of interview appointment).

                  Fees

                  No cost

                  Intake Procedure

                  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted

                  Languages

                  Spanish, Vietnamese

                  Geography Served

                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                  • Utah
                    • Utah County
                    Click here to see this service (BT-8300.2500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                    Description

                    Provides Deseret Industries clothing vouchers for those in need of work clothing or someone with an emergency need for clothing.

                    Hours

                    M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                    Required Documents

                    Photo ID, verification of need

                    Eligibility

                    Utah County residents

                    Fees

                    No cost

                    Intake Procedure

                    Walk-ins welcome

                    Languages

                    Spanish, Vietnamese

                    Geography Served

                      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                    • Utah
                      • Utah County
                      Click here to see this service (BM-6500.1500-250) and related services within the Service Tree.

                      Description

                      Provides haircut vouchers for those who are in need of a hair cut for job interviews.

                      Hours

                      M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                      Required Documents

                      Proof of upcoming interview

                      Eligibility

                      Those who are in need of a haircut for an upcoming employment interview. Must have proof of upcoming interview.

                      Fees

                      No cost

                      Intake Procedure

                      Call or walk-in for intake appointment

                      Languages

                      Spanish

                      Geography Served

                        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                      • Utah
                        • Utah County
                        Click here to see this service (BM-6500.6500-300) and related services within the Service Tree.

                        Description

                        Provides emergency shelter through motel vouchers to families who qualify. Must be able to prove custody of child/children.

                        Hours

                        M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                        Required Documents

                        Photo ID, verification of guardianship of minors, verification of 3rd trimester. Other documents may be required.

                        Eligibility

                        Emergency shelter provided for families with 100% legal and physical custody of children. Women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Individuals that have been prescreened by the Transitional Services Office at Deseret Industries. Other eligibility criteria may apply.

                        Fees

                        No cost

                        Intake Procedure

                        Walk-ins welcome

                        Languages

                        Spanish, Vietnamese

                        Geography Served

                          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                        • Utah
                          • Utah County
                          Click here to see this service (BH-1800.5000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                          Description

                          Fosters self reliance by providing one on one counseling on budgeting, saving, credit and debt counseling.

                          Hours

                          M - Th 9 am - 2 pm

                          Required Documents

                          None

                          Eligibility

                          No restrictions.

                          Fees

                          No cost.

                          Intake Procedure

                          Call or walk-in for intake appointment.

                          Geography Served

                            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                          • Utah
                            • Utah County

                            Contact

                            Name:
                            Charmagne Wixom
                            Description:
                            Home Buyer and Financial Literacy
                            Phone:
                            801-691-5241
                            Email:
                            cwixom@communityactionuc.org
                            Click here to see this service (DM-6500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                            Description

                            Provides rental deposit or rental payment assistance to individuals and families that qualify.

                            Hours

                            M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                            Required Documents

                            Proof of past and future income from the last 3 months, proof of other resources like help from family or church, proof of housing or imminent homeless situation, proof of spending, identification for household members (ID, birth certificate, and social security cards). Additional documents may be required.

                            Eligibility

                            Generally assists individuals with children under 18, however, may be available to assist individuals without children.

                            Fees

                            No cost

                            Intake Procedure

                            Call to schedule an appointment

                            Languages

                            Spanish, Vietnamese

                            Geography Served

                              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                            • Utah
                              • Utah County
                              Click here to see this service (BH-3800.7250) and related services within the Service Tree.

                              Description

                              Provides rental deposit or rental payment assistance to individuals and families that qualify. COVID-19 UPDATE: Open for emergency food, housing and shelter services only during normal business hours. Temporary Rental Assistance is available to those directly affected by COVID-19 and is now open to those who are receiving unemployment benefits. Additional funding has been received and eligibility requirements have changed. Those who quality can receive up to $2000 for rent and utility purposes.

                              Hours

                              M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                              Required Documents

                              Proof of past and future income from the last 3 months, proof of other resources like help from family or church, proof of housing or imminent homeless situation, proof of spending, identification for household members (ID, birth certificate, and social security cards). Additional documents may be required. COVID-19 UPDATE: Must provide verification of Unemployment Benefit

                              Eligibility

                              General assists individuals with children under 18, however, may be available to assist individuals without children. COVID-19 UPDATE: Must have a combined gross income at or below 100% AMI and have experienced a documented COVID-19 loss of income or financial hardship. Funds can be used for the following expenses incurred from March 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020: Rent, Utilities (water, sewer, electrical, gas) Security Deposits, arrears (payments made for housing assistance over 30 days past due) is allowable for those that didn't receive an unemployment benefit for the months seeking arrearages, late fees.

                              Fees

                              No cost

                              Intake Procedure

                              Call to schedule an appointment. COVID-19 UPDATE: Open for emergency food, housing and shelter services only during normal business hours. Temporary Rental Assistance is available to those directly affected by COVID-19 and is now open to those who are receiving unemployment benefits. Additional funding has been received and eligibility requirements have changed. Those who quality can receive up to $2000 for rent and utility purposes.

                              Languages

                              Spanish, Vietnamese

                              Geography Served

                                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                              • Utah
                                • Utah County

                                Contact

                                Name:
                                Emergency Rent Assistance
                                Phone:
                                801-691-5238
                                Click here to see this service (BH-3800.7000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                Description

                                Provides a turkey to families in need starting on November 9th.

                                Hours

                                M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                                Required Documents

                                None

                                Eligibility

                                Special eligibility requirements may apply, call for information.

                                Fees

                                No cost

                                Intake Procedure

                                Call for information

                                Languages

                                Spanish

                                Geography Served

                                  If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                                • Utah
                                  • Utah County
                                  Click here to see this service (PH-2950.8500-850) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                  Description

                                  Provides limited utility assistance to Utah County residents.

                                  Hours

                                  M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                                  Required Documents

                                  Must bring a 6-month payment history to the appointment.

                                  Eligibility

                                  Will help individuals and families in Provo and Orem who qualify. Those living outside Provo and Orem can only receive assistance if the family has a minor child. Household gross income of less than 200% of the poverty guideline and have at least one legal resident of the US. Must have a shut-off notice to apply for utility assistance.

                                  Fees

                                  No cost

                                  Intake Procedure

                                  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted.

                                  Languages

                                  Spanish

                                  Geography Served

                                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                                  • Utah
                                    • Utah County
                                      • Provo
                                  Click here to see this service (BV-8900.9300) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                  Description

                                  Provides Deseret Industries clothing vouchers for those in need of work clothing or someone with an emergency need for clothing.

                                  Hours

                                  M - Th 8 am - 4pm; F 8 am - 3 pm

                                  Required Documents

                                  Photo ID, verification of need

                                  Eligibility

                                  Utah County residents

                                  Fees

                                  No cost

                                  Intake Procedure

                                  Walk-ins welcome

                                  Languages

                                  Spanish, Vietnamese

                                  Geography Served

                                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                                  • Utah
                                    • Utah County
                                    Click here to see this service (BM-6500.1500-950) and related services within the Service Tree.

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