Refugee Survival Language Interpretation and Guidance Through the System 24-7funded by George S Eccles & Delores Dore Eccles Foundation and the LDS Church Humanitarian Foundation. Engaged with refugee communities to provide language interpretation and guidance through the system on-call 24-7 through community-based Social Service Facilitators paid stipends through grant funding.
Refugee Survival English & Acculturation Class funded by George S Eccles & Delores Dore Eccles Foundation and the LDS Church Humanitarian Foundation
Refugee Survival Custom designed significant life transactions scenarios dialog-based English and Acculturation Class.
Mentoring in Organizational Development to Refugee Community-based Organizations. Mentoring for Refugee Community-based leaders on establishing a 501c3 nonprofit and obtaining and maintaining government, regulatory, and corporate insurance compliance.
Acculturation Orientation Sessions to the American Way of Life - offered to New American individuals and immigrants groups – on a negotiated fee on ability to pay based service.
Partnership with community-based refugee organizations
Engaged in a mentoring relationship with Somali Community Self-Management Agency since 2010.
Partnership with Government and Non-government entities serving refugees
Long-term partnership with Utah Department of Health Disparities Office for outreach to the large Somali refugee population residing in Salt Lake County.
Long-term partnership with LDS Church Humanitarian Foundation.
"We are pleased to assist you in providing critical services to so many refugee individuals and families we value the part Salt Lake American plays in assisting them in overcoming challenges and adapting to their new lives and homes here in Utah.”
Lisa Eccles, President & COO George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Salt Lake American, formerly Salt Lake American Muslim was established in 2003 as cultural organization to promote goodwill and mutual understanding through a multiethnic performing arts festival.
In 2006 this organization was reorganized to in addition provide refugee survival services such as language interpretation and guidance through the system to refugees who do not know English nor how to navigate the American system.
We began by serving in the Salt Lake County the Iraqi refugee community and then included members of other refugee communities such as the Afghan, Myanmar, Iranian, and the Somali.
We help refugees 24-7 to survive and prosper by overcoming language and acculturation barriers.
This is our labor of love - a cause so compelling that individually we contribute our time and effort most of it as unpaid volunteers.