Utah Resources

To find out about key benefits and services in Utah and how to apply, select from the topics below.

Key State Contacts

The Utah Refugee Services Office was established in 2008 by the governor of Utah at the request of refugee communities to provide coordinated and comprehensive services for refugees resettled in our state. Its mission is to energize, educate, and empower refugees to achieve their dreams through quality services offered in a collaborative resource-rich environment. It envisions a strong integrated community engaged to empower refugees’ access to the family-sustaining employment necessary to succeed in Utah for generations to come.

  • State Refugee Coordinator

Mario Kljajo

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Sarah Bates

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Phone: 801-618-5096

  • Utah Refugee Sponsor Coordinator

Lam Nguyen

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Phone: 385-910-4548

Local Resettlement Offices

Address: 221 South 400 West, SLC, UT 84110

Phone: 801-328-1091

Address: 224 North 2200 West, SLC, UT 84116

Phone: 801-428-1254

Address: 1115 North 200 East, Ste 130, Logan, UT 84341

Phone: 435-915-6689

Address: 155 South 300 West, SLC, UT 84101

Phone: 801-467-6060

Cash assistance available to residents who enter the U.S. under humanitarian protection with low incomes.

For assistance or questions, visit the Refugee Services Office at 150 N 1950 W SLC, UT 84116 or call 801-618-5096.

Federal nutrition program

For assistance or questions, visit the Refugee Services Office at 150 N 1950 W SLC, UT 84116 or call 801-618-5096.

Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency.

For assistance or questions, visit the Refugee Services Office at 150 N 1950 W SLC, UT 84116 or call 801-618-5096.

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five.

Apply at the link above or call 801-273-2991.

A federal program supporting participants to attain self-sufficiency within 240 days (8 months) of arrival in the United States through financial, case management, and employment supports.

The following local resettlement offices currently offer this program in Utah:

International Rescue Committee

Address: 221 South 400 West, SLC, UT 84110

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Phone: 801-328-1091

Catholic Community Services

Address: 224 North 2200 West, SLC, UT 84116

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Phone: 801-977-9119

A program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications.

Refugee & Newcomer Health

  • Domestic Medical Screening / Refugee Health Assessment

All refugees need to complete a comprehensive Refugee Domestic Health Screening with one of our health screening clinics. These should happen within 30-90 days of their arrival date into the U.S.

Certified clinics within one hour of Salt Lake City, Utah

1. St Mark’s Family Medicine

Address: 1250 E 3900 S #260 Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Phone: 801-265-2000

Appointment availability varies; call to request an appointment

2. University of Utah Newcomer Health Clinic

Address: 168 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Phone: 801-646-7698

Appointment availability varies; call to request an appointment

Certified clinics within one hour of Hyrum/Logan, Utah

1. Hyrum Medical Clinic

Address: 26 W Main St, Hyrum, UT 84319

Phone: 435-245-6248

Appointment availability varies; call to request an appointment

Clinics outside of Salt Lake City, Hyrum, and Logan

If your community sponsorship group is located beyond these areas, Utah’s Refugee Health Program requests your support to find a provider willing to do an ad-hoc refugee health screening. It can provide a list of resources, checklist, and more to the provider so they can feel confident to know what to look/screen for during the health screening. Feel free to connect to the team’s general inbox with any questions and request for additional information: rhprogram@utah.gov.

If a refugee is in need of immunizations, these will be provided at Refugee Domestic Health Screening (as available) or at an area immunization clinic in Salt Lake Valley.

  • TB Screening & Follow-up

Refugees are screened for tuberculosis (TB) prior to traveling to the U.S. At the Domestic Health Screening appointment, the provider may determine that additional testing and follow-up is needed. It is important that Class B TB arrivals, anyone who tests positive for TB, and those with signs or symptoms of TB disease are connected to a local health department.

Directory of local health departments

Accessing Health Care

Refugees are eligible to apply for Medicaid for eight months after their date of entry to the U.S. It is important to help refugees apply for Retroactive Medicaid as soon as they arrive in Utah and request backdate approval for Medicaid to their date of arrival.

Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) provides medical coverage for refugees who are ineligible for Medicaid. RMA is available for up to 12 months beginning with the month of arrival to the U.S.

For assistance applying, visit the Refugee Services Office at 150 N 1950 W SLC, UT 84116 or call 801-618-5096.

  • Questions?

Contact the Refugee Health team

Persons with Disabilities

  • Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation helps persons with disabilities obtain meaningful employment and increase independence.

DSPD promotes opportunities and provides supports for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services for more than 6,500 people who have disabilities. Support includes community living, day services, and supported employment services.

Case management, communication assessment, employment services, outreach, and technology for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

Assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired and their families. Programming and services include vision screening, assistive aids, reading braille, navigating on a computer, and using equipment.

Seniors

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65.

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services provides assistance and programming for refugees 60 years of age and older. The program offers advocacy, resources, and social engagement.

Phone: 385-468-3253

The Social Security program in the United States provides protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, death, or disability.

Children's Health

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

Phone: 801-691-5322

The Children’s Center Utah provides assessment, medication management, therapeutic preschool, child and family therapy for children ages 0-6.

Address: 3725 West 4100 South, WVC, UT 84120

Phone: 801-582-5534

The mission of CSHCN is to improve the health and quality of life for children with special health care needs, and their families, through early screening and detection, data integration, care coordination, education, intervention, and life transitions.

Address: 195 North 1950 West, SLC, UT 84116

Phone: 801-273-2800

Toll-free: 800-829-8200

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Mental Health

AAU specializes in refugee mental health. AUU provides mental health counseling, social services, youth mentoring, afterschool/summer school, and parenting programming.

Phone: 801-467-6060

UHHR is the only organization in Utah to provide co-located and highly specialized mental health, medical, legal, and case management services to refugees and asylum seekers who have been impacted by torture and severe war-related violence and trauma.

Phone: 801-494-5418

NAMI Utah offers free support groups and education for anyone impacted by mental health conditions throughout Utah – including those with mental health conditions and their family members or loved ones. NAMI’s popular programs, in English and Spanish, educate and support participants, helping them realize they are not alone, recovery is possible and treatment works.

Phone: 801-323-9900

Callers in Utah that dial 988 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) will be connected to the Utah Crisis Line and local certified crisis workers. This line is completely free and confidential. The Utah Crisis Line provides crisis management, suicide prevention, and emotional wellness services to help individuals experiencing mental health-related distress.

Phone: 800-273-8255 (TALK) or 801-587-3000

Dental Health

Salt Lake Donated Dental Services provides quality, comprehensive dental care to low-income and homeless individuals.

Address: 1383 South 900 West Ste 128, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

Phone: 801-972-2747

  • A Kids Place Dental Services

Address: 530 E. 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: 801-747-8000

  • Community Health Centers (CHC)

CHC offers sliding fee discount dental care for patients with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty line.

Address: 1388 Navajo Street (1340 West), Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Phone: 801-955-2360

  • Roseman School of Dentistry – Clinic

Provides low-cost dental care for refugees

Address: 10894 S. River Front Pkwy, South Jordan, UT 84095

Phone: 801-878-1200

  • University of Utah School of Dentistry – Clinic

Provides low-cost dental care for refugees

Address: 530 South Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: 801-587-6453

Please direct all questions regarding housing program eligibility directly to the Public Housing Authority (PHA).

Find a PHA.

Find Housing

Database for searching for affordable housing

Address: 170 North Main, Logan, UT 84431

Phone: 435-752-7242

Address: PO Box 328, Farmington, UT 84025

Phone: 801-451-2587

Address: 364 South 100 East, Cedar City, UT 84720

Phone: 435-586-8462

Address: Box 551, Castle Dale, UT 84513

Phone: 435-381-2902

Address: 251 S 600 E #2647, Price, UT 84501

Phone: 435-637-5170

Address: 2661 Washington Blvd., #102, Ogden, UT 84401

Phone: 801-627-5851

Address: 3595 South Main, SLC, UT 84115

Phone: 801-284-4420

Address: 321 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532

Phone: 435-259-5891

Address: 1776 S West Temple, SLC, UT 84101

Phone: 801-487-2161

Address: 240 East Center Street, Provo, UT 84606

Phone: 801-373-8333

Address: 3600 So. Constitution Blvd, WVC, UT 84119

Phone: 801-963-3524

Assistance with Housing Costs

Address: 1307 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Phone: 801-359-2444

Address: 155 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 801-467-6060

Address: 1307 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Phone: 801-359-2444

Helps residents maintain housing stability

Call 211 (24/7) to speak to a Community Resource Specialist

Housing Advocacy

Address: 960 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Phone: 800-662-9080

Address: 960 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 801-328-8891

Address: 230 S 500 W #216, ​Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 801-364-0077

Housing Counseling

HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low-cost advice.

Phone: 800-569-4287

Employment services through the resettlement network

Address: 150 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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Phone: 801-618-5096

Other Employment Services

Job development; resume building; upward mobility

Address: 155 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 801-467-6060

Job development; individualized employment plans; job readiness orientation; resume writing; job search

Address: 224 N 2200 W, SLC, UT 84116

Phone: 801-977-9119

Business skills training; mentorship; job readiness training; financial management

Address: 221 400 W, SLC, UT 84110

Phone: 801-328-1091

The Matching Grant program helps refugees and other ORR-eligible populations overcome barriers and quickly find jobs. The intent is for refugees to become economically self-sufficient through employment within 240 days and without accessing cash assistance programs.

The following local resettlement offices currently offer this program in Utah:

International Rescue Committee

Address: 221 South 400 West, SLC, UT 84110

Phone: 801-328-1091

Catholic Community Services

Address: 224 North 2200 West, SLC, UT 84116

Phone: 801-977-9119

Documentation

A refugee, asylee, or humanitarian parole can apply for a Utah limited-term driver license.

For information about requirements for obtaining a limited-term driver license, visit this website.

Provide Social Security Numbers and administer retirement, disability, survivor, and family benefits, and enroll individuals in Medicare.

Language

Address: 501 E 3900 S SLC, UT 84107

Phone: 385-646-5447

Address: 1234 South Main Street, SLC, UT 84101

Phone: 801-578-8574

Address: 650 E 4500 S Ste 220, SLC, UT 84107

Phone: 801-328-5608

Address: 1665 S Bennett Road, SLC, UT 84104

Phone: 801-240-5846

Childcare

Families can learn more about quality child care and search for care. Providers can register for training, track professional development, apply for scholarships, and more!

Early Childhood Education

Address: 1307 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Phone: 801-972-2337

Address: 670 E 3900 S, Millcreek, UT 84107

Phone: 801-266-3979

Address: 1050 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Phone: 801-363-4589

K-12 Education

Utah International is a public charter middle school and high school. Its mission is to give English learners full access to a rigorous secondary curriculum by providing content-based, sheltered English instruction in every class, and to empower refugees, immigrants and American-born students with collaboration skills, critical-thinking skills, and diverse global perspectives.

Address: 350 East Baird Circle (3605 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Phone: 385-290-1306

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Adult Education

English language classes; life skills classes focusing on career readiness, financial literacy, and social/emotional health

Address: 155 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 801-467-6060

ESL referrals; sewing; Associate’s through the U of U; phlebotomy; job readiness

Address: 150 N 1950 W SLC, UT 84116

Phone: 801-618-5096

Job readiness; digital literacy; cultural orientation course; English language classes

Address: 224 N 2200 W, SLC, UT 84116

Phone: 801-977-9119

Computer and technology support; financial education; small business support; career advancement; art and community engagement

Address: 2797 S 200 E, South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Phone: 801-412-3208

English language classes; BYU Pathways continuing education; degrees; citizenship classes; career help; piano classes; sewing classes

Address: 1860 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Phone: 801-559-7533

Academic mentoring; professional development; education financial assistance

Address: 101 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-521-4781

Welcome Corps

Report cases of fraud to Welcome Corps (for example, individuals asking for money in exchange for becoming a private sponsor or to assist in submitting an application)

Employment

Investigates and resolves employment and housing discrimination complaints and enforces Utah’s minimum wage, wage payment requirements, and laws.

Address: 160 E 300 S, SLC, UT 84114

Violence, Human Trafficking, and Exploitation

1-888-373-7888

Address: 155 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 801-467-6060

Adult & Child Abuse

The Adult Protective Services Program investigates cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Address: 168 N 1950 W #203, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Phone: 1-800-371-7897

Interventions regarding safety issues related to child abuse and neglect

Address: Ste 200, 1385 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Phone: 1-855-323-3237