Turn Spare Change Into Real Change

The Homeless Outreach Service Team, aka HOST, is a proactive and collaborative effort to move the community in Salt Lake City, into a partnership with the the police and homeless service providers to connect homeless individuals with social services and resources. 100% of donations go to the Pamela J. Atkinson foundation and are dispersed to local homeless services providers that provide help for those that need it most.

Know where your money goes and turn "spare change into real change".

pdfRead the HOST Charter


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Support the HOST Program

Give at a Meter

Next time you're walking around downtown consider giving some spare change to the one of the HOST meters.


Give Online

All donations go to the Pamela J. Atkinson Foundation and are then distributed to participating homeless service providers in an effort to help those in need and stamp out homelessness.

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Tools for Business - Sponsor a Meter

Businesses can help discourage panhandling and support the HOST (Homeless Outreach Service Team) program by sponsoring a red HOST meter at their business location.

Additional materials are also available for businesses such as 12" x 18" signage, stickers for check out areas, and window clings to help educate the public about the HOST program and encouraging direct charitable giving to homeless service organizations or to the HOST program rather than directly to panhandlers.

For more information, to sponsor a meter or obtain educational materials and signage, contact the Downtown Alliance at or 801-333-1106.

How Else you can Help

Find services, volunteer or directly support the local organizations that are dedicated to eradicating hunger and homelessness in Salt Lake City. 

For immediate assistance,
contact the SLCPD HOST help line

Find out more about specific ways you can help those in need:
pdf10 Ways to Help

Our Partners


Pamela J. Atkinson Foundation