Refugee Services Division
Utah is home to nearly 60,000 refugees from around the world. The Utah Refugee Services Office helps to improve the lives of refugees resettled in our community by coordinating services and resources to maximize integration. We believe the best way for Utahns to help refugees is to befriend a refugee.
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We help refugees successfully integrate by educating the mainstream community, bringing the two groups together, and developing, funding and supporting services that allow refugees to become self-sufficient. These services include:
- Case management
- Skills-based employment
- English language training
Collaboration between our numerous community partners and volunteers is essential to help ensure every refugee has the tools and resources needed to thrive. Additionally, we work to educate our welcoming community about who refugees are and the value they bring to our state. We provide opportunities for these two groups to come together to learn from each other and better understand one another.
HOW we accomplish this: Utah's Future Prosperity depends on successful refugee integration into our community — a dynamic, two-way process in which newcomers and the community work together and learn from each other, resulting in a more secure, vibrant and cohesive society.
We facilitate up to two years of supportive case management for all newly resettled refugees, in addition to some supportive services for individuals and families needing longer-term support.