About Carol

Carol Hollowell is the executive director of Switchpoint Community Resource Center in St. George. The center opened its doors in August 2014 with the concept of housing homeless individuals and also helping them improve their futures. Within the first three weeks Swtichpoint was in operation, the organization helped 23 individuals find employment, nine individuals find housing, and five people reunite with their families. Most recently, Switchpoint was acknowledged for helping a family of six, including newborn triplets, with housing and material needs. Hollowell shared a story of how she kept passing a man in a wheelchair sitting on the side of the road and, one rainy day, pulled over to find out his story. He had been homeless for more than five years because he couldn’t get a state identification card, she said. Hollowell spent the remainder of that day helping him get a copy of his Social Security card and other necessary records and then helped him get into a local housing facility. “That one experience changed me,” Hollowell said, becoming emotional. “If we look outside of our own selves and reach outside of our comfort area and say, ‘What can I do today to make someone else see change?’ then we’ve done our job.”