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The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has some good resources regarding mental health that are accessible to everyone, if you want to pass that on to him. The web address is:

Utah State Crisisline (suicide and mental health hotline) 1-800-273-8255

-Mental health services for Utah County—Wasatch Behavioral Health


-Food Stamps

--Here’s where you can apply online

--Here’s the Income Eligibility table (how much a household could have in income before they’re ineligible for food stamps)


-Housing subsidies (will help pay a portion of your monthly rent)

--If you’re in Provo, you would apply here:

--If you’re in Utah county but outside of Provo, you would apply here:

-DWS Emergency Rent Assistance


-WIC (Women, Infants, Children)—this is a nutrition program that can help pay for food or formula for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their young children

You can apply here:

You can also visit a WIC office in Utah county, here are the locations:


-Mountainlands Community Health Center

Provides medical, mental health, dental, and pharmacy services for insured, under-insured, and un-insured individuals or families (sliding scale cost based on income)

-Multiple Utah county sites:


-Medicaid: medical insurance program for low-income individuals and family

Eligibility requirements for different groups of people listed here:

Apply here:


-Utah county health department

--Low cost immunizations for adults and kids

--Testing for sexually transmitted infections

--Family planning

--Free fluoride prescriptions for children


--Welcome Baby program


--Head Start program (pre-school for low income families or for children who would benefit from early childhood education)

Main site:


Child care financial assistance


--Food and Care Coalition (in Provo)

Free meals (no questions asked):

Other services (transitional housing, free hygiene items, etc.)


-HEAT program (helps pay for utilities during winter months)


-Community Action Services & Food Bank (variety of services)


-United Way of Utah 211 (online database of many more resources)

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