Each year, hundreds of refugees are resettled in Utah and receive assistance from a variety of sources. Among those sources is the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), which provides some form of public assistance or employment service to the majority of refugees in Utah. The Workforce Research and Analysis division at DWS recently published a research paper that profiles the segment of the refugee community in Utah served by DWS.
Refugees can access a number of public assistance programs through DWS. The public assistance programs that are described in this research paper are the following:
- Supplement Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps
- Child Care
- Unemployment Insurance
- Financial, which includes the Family Employment Program, Refugee Cash Assistance and General Assistance Cash Program
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The full report can be accessed here.