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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.


Refugee Resettlement: Reaching self-sufficiency

The IRC in Salt Lake City is currently running a series, “Refugee Resettlement”, describing our efforts to resettle and serve refugee individuals and families who now call the Beehive State “home.” Part two focuses on efforts to reach self-sufficiency and positively integrate into Salt Lake County.


IRC Gender Equality Champions gathered in Nairobi

In September, Jenny Hart, the IRC in Salt Lake City’s maternal & child health coordinator, attended an international Gender Equality Champion Conference for IRC staff hosted in Nairobi, Kenya.


Digital access helps refugees integrate into the community

The digital inclusion program at the IRC in Salt Lake City offers refugees the opportunity to learn how to use technology to their advantage while providing access to the Internet and devices.


Meet Elie, a refugee father hopeful for the future

In May, Elie, his wife, Delphine, and four children arrived in Salt Lake City from a Kenyan refugee camp. Elie hopes for a better future for his children in Utah as he works hard to achieve his family's dreams.


Join us at our 4th annual Breaking Bread!

You are cordially invited to join the IRC in Salt Lake City at our 4th Annual Breaking Bread, an evening focused on the family table where new beginnings are celebrated in this place we all call home.


New American entrepreneurs pitch business for a prize

At the third annual New American Dream Lab, three aspiring entrepreneurs shared their stories, hopes and dreams for their small businesses—competing for a grand prize of $2,500.


Save the Date for Breaking Bread!

Kindly save the date of Thursday, November 21st for Breaking Bread, our annual fundraising dinner welcoming refugees to Utah. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invite the community to join refugee families at the family table—where new beginnings are celebrated, where friendships arise from shared experiences, and where food bridges all barriers.


Farah becomes a U.S. citizen

In July, Farah Hammodi, health promotion coordinator at the IRC in Salt Lake City, became a U.S. citizen. Recently, she shared her experience working through the process.


Refugee Resettlement: Pre-arrival & early days

Over the next three months, the IRC in Salt Lake City will take a deep dive describing our efforts to serve refugee families as they resettle in our community, work toward self-sufficiency, and positively integrate as a new neighbor in the Beehive State.


New American Voices empowers former refugees

As part of the International Rescue Committee’s national Refugee Voices initiative, New American Voices in Salt Lake City encourages refugees and other New Americans to learn more about civic engagement, advocacy, and preparing for national events like the Census and the 2020 election.