YWCA of Salt Lake City
As a part of the Crisis & Residential Campus Expansion project, two new buildings were recently added to the YWCA campus in Salt Lake City. Both buildings were developed in context with the existing campus, with the main focus of providing a secure facility for women and children that also acts as a healing environment. This was accomplished through the use of daylight, color, warm materials, shared spaces, and integrated details creating a sense of home. The Kathleen Robison Huntsman Program, established in 1998, is the only transitional housing program in Utah of its scope and scale, specifically designed to address the effects of domestic violence on women and children. Its goal is to help homeless women and children recover from domestic violence, become self-sufficient, and obtain permanent housing. The facility has the capacity to serve up to 36 low-income women and 124 children. The new Crisis Center adds 48 new residential rooms and support spaces, further accommodating the growing number of women and children who require access to the services the YWCA provides. In addition to increased physical space, the Center is now able to expand program offerings such as child care, counseling, vocational training, and job placement.