Salt Lake American Refugee Services

Board of Directors


Abdul Baset Aljareh

Business Owner, Iraqi Community Leader in Salt Lake County

Abdirizak Ibrahim

Executive Director, Somali

Community Self-Mgmt Agency


Ali Akbar Hasnain

BS Information Systems & Finance, Senior Business Analyst
Intermountian Healthcare

Ghulam Patel

Retired Fairchild Semiconductor Engineer, Pakistani Muslim Community Leader

William Frescas


Our Staff


Ghulam H Hasnain

Grant & Project Manager

Abdirizak Ibrahim

Social Service Facilitator

Fadumo Abdulkadir

Social Service Facilitator


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Outstanding News Story


"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

April 5th 2018



Executive Director


Ghulam H Hasnain

BA English Literature,
MA Linguistics,
MBA Information Systems,
IT Professional, Linguist,
Refugee Social Worker

Advisory Board


Edith Mitko

Japanese Community Leader

Katherine St. John

Director of Eastern Arts

Dr. Lloyd Miller

Director of Ethnic Arts


  • Utah nonprofit 501C3EIN 20-5361935
  • Utah Charitable Donation Permit
  • 2020 Tax Return filed
  • GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency
  • Corp liability and Workers Comp Insurance coverage

Our Passion

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.



Meetings by Appointment

1151 Redwood Road, Unit 102

Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Contact Us

Email address
[email protected] 

– (801) 671-6709

Fax – (484) 924-0335


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