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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.


Despite the reduction in refugee resettlement, our work continues

As winter approaches, the International Rescue Committee remains dedicated to providing important services to refugees as they build a new life here in Salt Lake City and make the transition from harm to home.


From ginger snaps to childcare support, meet Kim Johnson

Sometimes, curiosity can lead to amazing experiences. When Kim Johnson’s daughter, Leah, began asking questions about the refugees she saw on the news last fall, Kim decided to spur the whole family into action.


400 refugees served during Winter Clothing Drive

Between Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th, 400 recently arrived refugees—many who have yet to experience a winter along the Wasatch Front—took home almost $40,000 worth of winter clothing items.


IRC in Salt Lake City Internships

IRC in Salt Lake City offers a variety of internships from case management to health to marketing and beyond!


Tax Preparation Volunteer

Calling all number-crunchers! IRC in SLC is looking for volunteers to help refugees file taxes and claim the credits they have earned.


Become a Light One Candle Sponsor!

Support our efforts to provide much-needed items and gifts to recently arrived refugee families and individuals this holiday season during our adopt-a-family holiday gift drive!


Join us at Breaking Bread!

November 15, 2017

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City invites you to become a sponsor of Breaking Bread, a fundraising event to welcome refugees to Salt Lake City.


Fruit & Veggie Rx: Doctors prescribe fresh produce

Doctors can now write prescriptions for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables through Fruits & Veggies Rx, a pilot project conducted by New Roots and other community partners!


Bennion Center volunteers support the IRC and refugees

Meet Samin Mirfakhrai, current Bennion Center program liaison. She’s volunteered with the IRC as a volunteer and intern since 2015.


IRC brings ESL to the living room of refugee homes

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City will now offer ESL programming focused on supporting recently arrived refugees who face a number of barriers limiting their access to English language acquisition.