SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A new Salt Lake City homeless resource center will be named after Gail Miller.
Shelter the Homeless made the announcement on Thursday and said the location of the shelter will be located at 242 Paramount Avenue, where it is scheduled to open in July.
“We have been overwhelmed by the dedication, leadership, and selflessness of Gail Miller and her family is working to address the issue of homelessness in our community for many years,” said Harris Simmons, Board President of Shelter the Homeless.
The Larry H. And Gail Miller Family Foundations are set to match contributions to the nonprofit “dollar-for-dollar” up to $10 million. As of the time of the release, the foundation has matched more than $4.6 million.
Shelter The Homeless worked with the state and local leaders to replace the current single shelter location with a network of three resources spread across the city. The centers supposed to provide shelter but also housing assistance, medical care, employment training and connections to long-term support.
Another center was selected to be named after Geraldine E. King. The name for the third center has not yet been released.