United Way of Salt Lake's focus on refugee youth is unique among our partnerships, as it is geared toward a specific population of people rather than being place-based. Utah is home to an estimated 30,000 refugees with the majority living in the Salt Lake area. Approximately 1,000 refugees from various countries arrive in Utah each year, most being from Sudan, Somalia, Burma, Bhutan, and Iraq. These individuals and families receive support for the first two years of residence in Utah from one or more of Utah's resettlement agencies including: Asian Association of Utah, Catholic Community Services, and International Rescue Committee. Various other nonprofit, government, religious, and community organizations provide basic needs, support, and other programs.
The Refugee Youth partnership's promise is to help
refugees succeed academically and achieve post-secondary
education or vocational training and to provide targeted support
from organizations that serve the refugee community.
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