Many who leave polygamy often need a variety of resources to support their journeys of becoming emotionally and financially independent. Individual's needs are assessed to determine which resources will be most beneficial to them. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, basic physiological along with safety and security are priority before other needs can be met. Many people leaving polygamy are in a state of crisis and in need of basic resources. Some need shelter, food, and clothing, while others are ready for a job, schooling, and navigating their new social life. However, without having a needs assessment it is hard to determine what resources will be most beneficial to each individual.
We want to teach you how to find resources that you need to empower you towards emotional, physical, and financial independence. At this time, in our beginning stage, we have compiled a list of resources below, that we have found to be useful. However, we still offer services for free in helping you navigate life after polygamy so please contact us if you are in need of any support or assistance outside of polygamy.
Our Services Include:
- Scholarships toward education
- Educational services and planning
- Career services and planning
- Safety Planning
- Assistance finding shelter
- Emotional support
- Information and referrals to community resources
If you are in need of these services please contact us, we know that navigating life out of polygamy can be challenging and overwhelming. We are here to help, you should not have to be alone on your journey.
However, we understand that it can be difficult to reach out for help. We also know that many of you are discouraged from contacting us, for one reason or another. So Hope After Polygamy has decided to categorize and list resources below that have been helpful to others leaving polygamy. Also, follow us on our social media accounts and subscribe to our mailing list as we will share information that you may feel hope and empowerment through. *This list will be periodically updated as we evolve and resources change. *Hope After Polygamy is not affiliated with any of the links below, unless otherwise noted.
- Emergency Room compared to Urgent Care
- Applying for Medicaid or CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)
- Applying for Health Insurance through the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace. Note: signing up is generally limited to the last couple months of the year, unless you have a special qualifying event.
- Planned Parenthood
- Free Clinics
- BetterHelp - is a resource to be linked to a counselor. The service does cost, however, you can fill out the form for financial aid.
- When should I see a doctor
Home or Shelter Resources:
- Indeed is a great resource for job searching
- KSL.com is a great resource for searching jobs in Utah
- Resume Builder - This site helps you build your resume for free, but does cost to download. However, there is the option to build it with this website, then transfer the information to a free template.
- Resume Templates - Feel free to contact us for help with your resume
- How to Prepare for a Job Intrerview - Engineered Truth
Holding Out HELP currently serves approximately 100 people a year – men, women and children from a polygamous background with housing, food, clothing, counseling, education and countless other referral services.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. 2-1-1 is a resource through United Way that is available in every state and can link you to resources for housing, food, transportation, legal, mental health, medical and more. You can call from any phone or download the app to reach your local 211 agency. Here’s the link to 2-1-1 Utah.
Life Skills Resources:
- Suicide Prevention Hotline 1(800)273-8255
- Domestic Violence Hotline 1(800)799-7233
- Finding a Therapist
- LDS Family Services for Addictions - We are not affiliated with this company. These counselors do understand the basic teachings of Joseph Smith, which can be helpful in not worrying about educating them on polygamy.
- Managing Stress
- Stress Management
- Processing Trauma
- What is PTSD?
- Child Abuse Hotline - Save a child! You can report anonymously.
- Parenting The Love & Logic Way - Salt Lake City classes
- Davis Behavioral Health - We are not affiliated, and this is located in Davis County, Utah.
- Open Path - online parenting course at the low cost of $4.99 (also qualifies for court required parenting classes)
- The Center for Parenting Education - free online parenting course
- Mommybites - free online parenting classes