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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, UT, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Noella becomes a U.S. citizen

In May 2018, Noella received her U.S. citizenship after months of studying with an IRC volunteer. Congratulations, Noella!


Hanifa’s dream, one stitch at a time

Earlier this month, Hanifa, a single mother of two from Afghanistan, launched her custom clothing and accessory business, H & A Designs, with the help of the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City’s small business program.


Share a Smile provides dental care to refugees

In May 2018, Share a Smile provided almost $35,000 in free dental care to 26 newly arrived refugee adults in need.


IRC opened doors at Open House

On June 13th, nearly 250 friends and supporters of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City attended our Open House presented by Google Fiber!


Chef Kaltum earns 2nd in statewide competition!

Chef Kaltum, a Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneur, wins second place and the People's Choice Award at the Women's Entrepreneurial Conference statewide pitch competition on April 17, 2018.


Eric Goldman: ESL volunteer inspired by refugees

Every Tuesday, Eric Goldman volunteers to teach basic ESL classes at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City to a group of newly arrived refugees. Eric, a volunteer of warm wit and patience, sees his students as friends, not just refugees.


Beekeeper strives for the New American Dream

Beekeeper, educator, and consultant, Daniel Oduntan, walked away with the first prize grant award from the New American Dream Lab event held by the Women's Business Center. Daniel works with the IRC in Salt Lake City's Microbusiness Connection Center.


Refugees celebrated at Journey to the Wasatch

On April 27th, nearly 175 community humanitarians attended Journey to the Wasatch, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City’s annual spring fundraising party celebrating the journey hundreds of our refugee neighbors undergo to make their home in Utah.


How to support refugees in Salt Lake City

We provide many opportunities to get involved and send a message of hope to refugees in our community.


Items needed for refugees in Salt Lake City

The IRC in Salt Lake City is committed to supporting newly arrived refugees on their journey from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide refugees with the basics they will need to start rebuilding their lives here in the U.S.