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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

Asian Association of Utah’s Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) class teaches modern child-rearing techniques to Utah’s refugee communities in an individually tailored, culturally-sensitive and success oriented setting. Parents will learn how to foster a better relationship with their children through effective communication despite generational and language barriers.

What happens to the human trafficking victims after an arrest of the traffickers? It seems like we see a story in the news about a labor trafficking or sex trafficking arrest in our local community each month. What doesn't usually make the news, is that the Asian Association of Utah is the primary organization that assists the human trafficking victims in Utah.

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.

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
  • doTERRA