Study: better coordination of services to Utah refugees needed

Study: better coordination of services to Utah refugees needed

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A new study says about 45,000 refugees now live in Utah — and at least 220 separate organizations offer 388 programs to help them. But efforts often are not coordinated and may not give refugees what they really need where they need it.

The situation also makes it difficult to determine how many more refugees Utah might be able to handle at a time when grappling with massive population dislocation has become a worldwide concern.

That's according to a study released Thursday for the Utah Nonprofits Association, conducted by the Emperitas research firm and funded by Goldman Sachs.


Pearl Wright, interim director of the Utah Nonprofits Association, said the project "gives the state a great starting point on discussing ways to improve the experience of refugees in Utah."

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The Salt Lake Tribune

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