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Catholic Community Services aims to improve the experience for its homeless clients with the help of a Utah-grown business

Bus tokens. Wipes to clean up after spilled coffee. New shower faucet handles in the restrooms.

Those were just a few of the items people experiencing homelessness said they needed during a town hall meeting held recently at the Weigand Homeless Resource Center, a day shelter located in downtown Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande neighborhood.

The sessions provide an opportunity for Catholic Community Services, which operates the center, to give information about the services it provides, ranging from job help to legal assistance to health care and transportation. But it’s also a chance for the organization to hear directly from people who have lived experiences with homelessness about what it can improve.