LifeStart Village


The mission of the Family Support Center's LifeStart Village is to move single parents with children from dependency to self-sufficiency. In FSC's LifeStart Village, single parents and their children move from homelessness or near homelessness into safe, stable housing where they develop the necessary skills to create a stable, nurturing environment.

In the dorm-like Phase I, and under the direction of a full time director, the parents learn to become self-sufficient. They receive Life Focus training, parent education, financial budgeting education, are assisted in completing their GED and acquiring and maintaining adequate employment.

Upon completion of Phase I, parents have the opportunity to graduate to a self-sufficient rental town home or cottage, Phase II.

Minimum Program Requirements:

  • Parents must have custody of at least one child (child must be under the age of 12 for Phase I).

  • Parents must be substance abuse free for a minimum of six months prior to moving on property.

  • Must have some form of income (e.g. child support, state assistance, SSI, work).

  • Must be able to pay deposit of $350.

All residents are required to abide by a strict code of conduct and full program participation.

Transitional housing is available at LifeStart Village for a total of 23 families in Phase I and there are 23 Permanent Supportive Housing units available in Phase II. LifeStart Village is an income restricted property.

For more information, please call 801-635-8142.


Brief Review of Program:


Phase I - Transitional Housing (2 Yrs/Max)

  1. Pay a Portion of Rent

  2. Weekly Case Management – Based on a 15 point self-sufficiency matrix

  3. Daily/Nightly Chores around co-house

  4. Prepare a meal 1 night a week for your co-house (10-11 adults & their children)

  5. Weekly Apartment Inspections

  6. Attend Weekly Resident Meeting

  7. Random Drug Screenings

  8. Attend Classes

    1. Parent Education

    2. Life Focus

    3. Personal Finance & Budgeting

    4. Support Group – Relapse Prevention (Optional)

Phase II - Permanent Supportive Housing

  1. Pay Rent & Utilities

  2. Monthly Case Management

  3. Random & Quarterly Apartment Inspections

  4. Random Drug Screenings

  5. May Still Attend Support Group