About Lantern House
St. Annes Center/ Lantern House is a 501c3 non-profit organization originally formed in 1982 by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Elis Lutheran, and Good Shepard Episcopal Church. Operating exclusively as a soup kitchen at its inception, St. Anne’s Center quickly grew to include overnight shelter services. After outgrowing their original home at a local elementary school, and with help from the Ogden City Mayor and Country Commission, St. Anne’s Center found a new home at 137 W. Binford Street in Ogden, Utah in 1995. After 15 years on Binford Street St. Anne’s Center identified the need to expand, and in August of 2015 our new facility, coupled with rebranding as Lantern House, we opened our doors. Serving men, women, children, and their pets, Lantern House is the largest homeless shelter in northern Utah. Though we continue to adapt to the growing needs of our clients and community, we remain committed to providing food, shelter, and critical services to the homeless community.
Board Of Directors
St. Anne’s Center’s Board of Directors plays a key role in the organization, not just through oversight but by active participation in developing and implementing strategic goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and principles of operations. As with any non-profit corporation, the Board is also crucial in the fundraising necessary to carry out our mission.