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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.


Summer interns reflect on their time at the IRC

Interns offer myriad supports for the work of the IRC in Salt Lake City, helping build capacity and drive progress. Learn more about the Summer 2020 intern corps!


Summer at the IRC as an AmeriCorps VISTA

This summer, the IRC in Salt Lake City welcomed AmeriCorps VISTA summer associates, each tasked with building capacity for a variety of programs and services offered to refugees and New Americans. Learn more about their stories and future goals.


Zubaidah makes masks for new arrivals

Zubaidah, an Iraqi refugee, chose to support her community during the pandemic.


Refugees find security in becoming home owners

Elizabeth and Angelina, former refugees who participated in the IRC in Salt Lake City’s down payment assistance program, find security and autonomy in becoming home owners.


IRC helps businesses survive the pandemic

Sami Roe, small business specialist at the IRC in Salt Lake City, works with Laan Na Thai to make sure they stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic. He offers a few tips for the community on how to support small, immigrant-owned businesses during the pandemic.


Utah Clean Energy engages refugees in energy sustainability

The IRC in Salt Lake City partnered with our friends at Utah Clean Energy to provide a comprehensive workshop on energy conservation and sustainability for families currently renting and looking to cut costs in their limited household budgets.


Donation makes connectivity & access possible for refugees

The Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah recently donated to support refugee families accessing new laptops and staying connected to the internet during the pandemic—relieving concerned parents who were unsure how their families would remain connected.


New Roots introduces new market in downtown Salt Lake City

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City plants a third market at the IRC office for fresh, crisp summer produce.


Utah Immigration Collaborative launched

With support from the Utah Bar Foundation and other funding partners, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City alongside four local legal service providers—Catholic Community Services of Utah, Comunidades Unidas, Holy Cross Ministries, and Immigrant Legal Services—is excited to announce the launch of the Utah Immigration Collaborative, a community solution to providing broader, more cohesive legal immigration services to immigrants in the Beehive State.


Refugees reflect on life in Utah for World Refugee Day

After living here for a year, refugees reflect on what it means to live in the Beehive State.