It means a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble. A refuge should be a place of safety and acceptance for refugees, a place to regain dignity and the basic human privileges stripped away by war, terrorism, or corrupt governments. Our mission is to create this refuge.
We are committed to refugee education because education brings freedom and dignity. Without education, refugees cannot effectively adapt to the foreign culture and customs they are surrounded by.
Utah Community and Refugee Partnership Center (UCRPC) is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring, empowering, and enlightening refugees in Utah.
Our mission is to inspire and empower refugees to become self-sufficient by offering programs and services that address refugees’ critical needs.
Refugees and immigrants in Utah county will become more educated, self-sufficient, healthy, and contributing members of the community.
A refugee is a person forced to flee his or her country and is unable to return due to persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are 65.3 million refugees in the world (click here to learn more) and Utah resettles about 1,150 refugees every year.
Currently, more than 60,000 refugees from more than 20 countries live in Utah and 5,000–10,000 continue to need assistance of some kind.
You can help by donating items such as diapers, feminine hygiene products, and toiletries, or by volunteering with refugees as a mentor or teaching a professional skill. Click here for help deciding how to help refugees.
We are committed to refugee education because it gives individuals freedom and dignity. As a tool of empowerment, it enhances the capacity to make informed choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes