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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 refugee youth improve, become self-sufficient, and thrive. 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

One of the largest barriers for refugees when then arrive to the United States is language. Without good English language skills, it is hard to acclimate and find jobs that can lead to self-sufficiency and thriving.  AAU’s English Language classes are designed to help refugees like Eidullah, a recent refugee from Afghanistan. Read more about his story below.

PBS Utah's Contact host, Liz Adeola, sits with guests Emilio Manuel Camu and Deepika Shah KC from the Utah Asian Festival to talk about the diverse ethnic communities. The Asian Festival connects new Americans, immigrants, and refugees to other ethnic groups in Utah.

The Harriet Tubman Fellowship supports survivor-leaders like Anthony who are dedicated to combating human trafficking and empowering survivors.

We are looking for volunteers to help setup and work during this year's Utah Asian Festival at the Utah State Fairpark on June 8th, 2024.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • DWS
  • DHHS
  • SL County
  • slc
    slc
  • Slave 2 Nothing
    Slave 2 Nothing
  • American Express
    American Express
  • Sorenson
    Sorenson
  • State Farm
    State Farm
  • LDS
    LDS
  • Promise
    Promise
  • Youthlinc
    Youthlinc
  • Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
    Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
  • GSD
    GSD
  • Optum
    Optum
  • Intermountain Health
    Intermountain Health
  • UDMA
    UDMA
  • Human Services
    Human Services
  • Office of Attorney General
    Office of Attorney General
  • UDVC
    UDVC
  • Housing Authority
    Housing Authority
  • OVC
  • Northrop Grumman
    Northrop Grumman
  • doTERRA
    doTERRA
  • Live Daybreak
    Live Daybreak
  • Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation
    Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation
  • George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
    George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
  •  Momentus Capital
    Momentus Capital
  • WEX
    WEX
  • UAFS
    UAFS
  • OPTUM BANK
    OPTUM BANK
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