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What We Do

Our community is a unique intersection of two groups: Asian Americans in Utah--representing our heritage community--and marginalized refugees, asylum seekers, and human trafficking victims--representing the community we serve. 

We work to help victims of human trafficking, refugees, and asylum seekers achieve outcomes of substantive improvement, self-sufficiency, and thriving. Our work is trauma-informed and linguistically sensitive, delivered by specialized staff who journey with each individual and family as they transition to life in Utah.


Latest News and Updates

Much of the work we do at the Asian Association of Utah is behind the scenes with new refugees (secondary resettlement) from Afghanistan. We know it is not about us and we do not seek headlines in the newspapers. The heroes of the stories are the new Americans and their drive to find a new home and thrive. Recently, KSL here in Salt Lake City featured a few of our clients and how they are beginning to make an impact here.

“I am not here to command anyone on how to raise their kids…the keyword is collaboration. Many of my students hold strong opinions about sensitive topics such as corporal punishment, that may be in contrast to the Western cultural milieu. But by giving these parents and guardians new tools and perspectives on how to communicate with their children despite generational and language barriers, they can come to their own evidence-based conclusions about what works and what doesn’t.”

Human Trafficking is surprising more rampant in Utah than most people know. Watch our Director of Human Trafficking Support, Andrea Sherman, on ABC4 share more. The interview is from 10/31/2023.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • DWS
  • DHHS
  • SL County
  • slc
  • Slave 2 Nothing
    Slave 2 Nothing
  • Sorenson
  • State Farm
    State Farm
  • Comcast
  • LDS
  • Promise
  • Youthlinc
  • Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
    Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
  • GSD
  • Optum
  • Intermountain Health
    Intermountain Health
  • UDMA
  • Human Services
    Human Services
  • Office of Attorney General
    Office of Attorney General
  • UDVC
  • Housing Authority
    Housing Authority
  • OVC
  • Northrop Grumman
    Northrop Grumman