Servicemen and women oftentimes face unique challenges when leaving active duty and readjusting to civilian life. Sometimes soldiers also return home with challenges related to their mental well-being as a result of what they’ve witnessed while on active duty. And one of the most common mental challenges is post-traumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD). Maryville University in St. Louis, MO is trying to spread this guide on understanding friends and loved ones suffering from PTSD, especially our heroes.
This is Utah’s guide to arts and culture, featuring a comprehensive listing of cultural events, organizations, venues, individual artists, classified listings, and more!
Update and manage your contact information to get alerts about emergencies and other important community notifications by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, law enforcement activity, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. When you sign up, you are ensuring we have the most up-to-date information to reach you in the event of an emergency. The alert system is subscription-based, which will allow you to receive various notifications about things that matter to you, and you can sign up for different subscription alerts in multiple cities in Utah County.
InMyArea.com® can help simplify your search for local gas and electricity utilities and home services, such as Internet, cable TV, and home security. Set up water and trash services through the City of Cedar Hills.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah: Operation Bigs – for children of military parents
Enroll your child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Operation Bigs Program for military families.This free program allows children to meet two to four times a month (for at least one year) with a Big Brother or Big Sister, doing things like visiting the library and participating in community events. Children spend time with their Bigs reading together, playing board games and sports together, and simply talking about life, just as friends do. The focus of the program is to build trusting friendships and to help build stronger social, academic, and life skills in children. To be eligible to participate in Operation Bigs, children must be 9-16 years old and have a parental figure that is a member of the U.S. military, reserves, or National Guard. For more information or to enroll a child, call (801) 313-0303.
This State website provides families looking for child care with profiles of childcare providers located throughout Utah.
This site can assist you in finding daycare providers or preschools to meet the needs of your family. Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) collects and shares information with families, child care providers and community partners. They offer professional training, technical assistance and parent education to residents of Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) offers the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Utah’s Premium Partnership for Health Insurance (UPP), both options available to help Utahns provide health insurance for themselves and their children. For more information about CHIP or UPP, visit their website or call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669).
CAS has served the low-income population of the Mountainland area (Utah, Wasatch and Summit Counties) since 1967 and has extensive experience in the operation of moderate and low-income programs. The agency’s purpose is to assist the disadvantaged in meeting critical basic needs (food, housing, etc.), while working with families on a long-term basis to help them to increase their potential for financial and social self-sufficiency. The agency’s mission is to promote self-reliance in individuals, families, and communities. Their services include the Community Action Services Food Bank; food pantries across Utah, Wasatch, and Summit Counties; youth programs; HEAT utility program; family development services; HUD certified home buyer and mortgage counseling services; and outreach to the elderly and disabled. Visit UtahClicks.org for more services related to infants and children.
The purpose of CERT training is to provide private citizens, both male and female over the age of 12, with the basic skills necessary to respond to their community’s needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, trained individuals can assist in saving lives and protecting property by using the basic techniques taught in this course.
CommuterLink 5-1-1 Travel Info
5-1-1 is a free phone number offered through CommuterLink that provides statewide travel information on traffic, public transit, road conditions, Lake Powell ferry services, and links to surrounding states. Similar to 911 for emergencies, or 411 for directory assistance, those who travel in Utah can dial 511 to access current travel information. Those wishing to access the system from outside the state can call 1-866-511-UTAH (8824) toll-free.
Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
The International Society of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) now has three camps in the Cedar Hills area. Any woman is eligible for membership who is over the age of eighteen and is a lineal or legally adopted descendant of an ancestor who came to the Utah Territory before the completion of the railroad, May 10, 1869. Those who do not have pioneer ancestry may join the DUP as associates. For more information, please contact Karen Adams, area president, at 801-756-3724.
Educational Programs for the Disabled
In compliance with the Federal law, which mandates the provision of free educational programs for disabled persons, the Alpine School District Department of Special Education is attempting to contact persons between the ages of birth and twenty-one with disabilities. If a child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech, behavior, is experiencing slow development typical for his/her age, or has physical impairments or learning difficulty, he/she may be a child with a disability.
If you know of any child who you feel might qualify for these services, including students suspected of having a disability even though they advance from grade to grade in a public or private schools, who are homeless or migrant, please contact the principal of your school or the special education office of the Alpine School District at 801-756-8410.
Utah County Senior Companion Program
ATTENTION SENIORS: Need help getting to the grocery store? Need transportation to doctor appointments? The Senior Companion Program through the Utah County Health Department can help. Volunteers can help run essential errands or just come and visit for a while. The program is also looking for seniors (55+) who would like to serve in the program. Volunteers receive a stipend (about $200 per month) and reimbursement for mileage. Volunteers must be income eligible, be willing to serve 15+ hours per week and have a desire to help other seniors. The Utah County Senior Companion Program has provided this free service for 23 years. Call if you have questions or would like to sign up at 801-851-7767. More information is available at: utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion.
While a honeybee swarm is relatively harmless, it can be a frightening sight. A swarm of honeybees may cluster into a roughly round shape onto an object like a tree branch. The Utah County Beekeepers Association (UCBA) has a free swarm removal program for Utah County residents. If you should spot a swarm of honeybees, please contact the UCBA as soon as possible or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Swarms should not be sprayed with water or disturbed in any other way. It is best to clear the area until a licensed beekeeper arrives to make the removal. Honeybees are a protected species in our state and they should not be destroyed.
Home Rehabilitation Program: The Housing Authority of Utah County offers low interest rehabilitation and home improvement loans to qualified homeowners. The primary purpose of this program is to help citizens live in safe and adequate housing. Loans can be used for roofing, plumbing, electrical, energy improvements, and code violations. For more information, please visit: housinguc.org, or call 801-373-8333, ext. 307. Applications may also be picked up at the Housing Authority office at: 257 East Center Street, Provo, Utah.
Weatherization Program: This multi-faceted program helps low income families with energy education, practical experience, indoor air quality, combustion safety, increased energy efficiency, and the physical comforts of a fully weatherized home. Weatherization repairs may include wall, floor, ceiling, and duct insulation; window caulking; door repair or replacement; weather-stripping; furnace tune-up and repairs or replacement; and carbon monoxide testing. For more information, please visit: housinguc.org, or call 801-344-5184, ext. 300. Applications may also be picked up at the Housing Authority office at: 257 East Center Street, Provo, Utah.
Volunteer Ombudsman: As a spontaneous friendly visitor to a few residents of a local nursing home(s) each month and observing overall quality of care in these facilities, you can be “our eyes and ears” as we try to be good advocates for many who feel that there is no one to turn to for their concerns. For more information, call 801-229-3807 or visit: www.mountainland.org/volunteer.
Friendly Visitor Volunteer: Provide respite (a break) to family caregivers. By providing a few hours of companionship each month to an elder, you can preserve the well-being and quality of life for both the caregiver and the elder they are caring for. For more information, call 801-229-3818 or e-mail email@example.com.
Meals-on-Wheels need volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in our community. Make a difference one hour once a week! For more information, visit www.mountainland.org/volunteer or call 801-229-3821.
Caregiver Guide Classes and Support Groups: Are you caring for a family member or friend who is aging, chronically ill, has a disability, or mental illness? Caregiver Guide Classes provide hands-on training on a variety of topics to help caregivers. Classes meet once a week for nine weeks, and are available at three locations throughout the county. For topic information or to register, call Mountainland Aging & Family Services, 801-229-3818, or visit www.mountainland.org.
Caregiver Support Groups meet at various locations and times throughout Utah County. These groups provide peer support, education, and hands-on training to assist caregivers. For more information please contact Mr. Frary at the number above, or visit www.mountainland.org.
The Mountainland HEAT assistance program provides one-time utility assistance to low-income families and individuals. This program can provide a benefit of up to $400 for those who qualify, depending on household income. To qualify, at least one member of your household must be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien; you must be responsible to pay your utility bills either directly (the bill is in your name), or indirectly (you pay utilities as part of your rent); and you must meet income guidelines. You may also qualify for an added target group credit if you have a child under six, or if you or a member of your household is disabled or over 60 years of age. This benefit provides assistance with gas and/or electric bills. If you think you may qualify, please contact us at 801-229-3855 for more information. We are ready to help!
United Way Worldwide has partnered with H&R Block to provide free access to their tax preparation software for anyone who makes less than $64,000 a year. This partnership is called My Free Taxes and can be accessed by going to myfreetaxes.com. This free service is available online 24/7, and customer support is available to answer questions through email, phone, or live chat.
NACEL Open Door – Host an Exchange Student
Apply to host an exchange student from a foreign country for the summer or during the school year. Students are carefully selected and screened, and they come with their own health insurance and spending money. All that is required is a bed, board, and a friendly welcome. For more information, call the NACEL Utah representative, Wendy Waldes, at 801-616-3383.
NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of individuals and families who live with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy.
UTA bus route #807 provides express bus service from the northeastern part of Utah County directly to downtown Salt Lake City. For route, schedule, and fare information, call 1-888-RIDEUTA.
Notary services are available from the City of Cedar Hills at no charge. Please call 801-785-9668, ext. 100, to be sure that a notary is available, before coming to the city offices.
This is Utah’s guide to arts and culture, featuring a comprehensive listing of cultural events, organizations, venues, individual artists, classified listings, and more!
Addiction Center is known across the U.S as a national webguide, which connects individuals and families who are struggling with addiction to treatment options. Addiction Center provides communities with benefical information on substance abuse, addiction, and recovery options.
This is a free program provided by the State of Utah that helps you stop adult-oriented solicitations like pornography, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, and gambling from being targeted at you and your family. The program allows you to protect e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers, and instant messenger IDs. Companies and marketers that send adult-oriented messages are required to screen their mailing lists with the State of Utah and remove registered addresses and numbers before they send their advertisements. Registering online is fast, secure, and best of all FREE for Utah families and schools.
The mission of the Utah County Health Department is to promote health, prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assure conditions in which people can be healthy.
An informative place to read about watering, mowing, and fertilizing your lawn specific to North-Central Utah.
The Utah Lake Commission website serves as a public portal to help promote, inform, sustain, and protect Utah Lake.
The USU Extension is a cooperative program between Utah County, Utah State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Its focus is to provide unbiased research-based educational programs that will enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the county. Their local Web site focuses on programs, services and publications available at the Utah County Extension Office in Provo.
A free public association for all those interested in astronomy was recently established by five board members who have expertise in astronomy, science, business, and academics. It is the only Utah County non-student astronomy club. Everyone is welcome.
The official site for information on Utah County as a vacation and meeting site.
Many Utah Valley communities have constructed and are continuing to expand a system of non-motorized trails and pathways. Many trails are paved, multi-use paths suitable for walkers, joggers, roller-bladers and bicyclists. Others, like the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, are unpaved and more primitive, perfectly suited to mountain bikers, hikers and horses. All of these trails are open to the public and may be enjoyed year round.
Volunteers Needed for Reading Program
The PTA at Deerfield Elementary is looking for volunteers to help with their STAR reading program. This program provides one-on-one tutoring for children who struggle with reading. These children tend to flourish with this individual attention. You can really make a difference! The results are proven and the relationships you will form are very rewarding. “Grandpas” and “grandmas” are especially well received. There is training available. If you’d like to help, or if you’d like more information, please call the school.
Do you have an instrument that’s been sitting and collecting dust? Come join the Wasatch Winds, an adult community band consisting of approximately sixty musicians from Utah County who enjoy making music for their own enjoyment and sharing their musical talents with others. Anyone eighteen years or older desiring to join the band can contact Shazelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Miller (Millj704@Alpine.k12.ut.us). The band rehearses from November to August and performs several concerts throughout the year. Rehearsals are on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the American Fork High School band room. Come and join us.
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Your tax deductible charitable vehicle donation helps make Utah children’s wishes come true. Donate your car, truck, or SUV. We make it as easy as possible.