Our Impact

MVMC’s goals are as follows:

  • Provide a safe, welcoming, and culturally sensitive center where individuals and families can find concrete support in their time of need.
  • Through concentrated and intentional partnerships, we aim to demonstrate the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Facilitate cultural awareness and appreciation resulting in a safe and culturally vibrant community.

If MVMC could achieve these goals, what would the impact be?


No one in our community will feel hopeless. They will know where to go in times of crisis. Unnecessary suffering will be avoided because no one will doubt that they will be able to receive help with serious medical, financial, legal, and family crises.


No one in our community will feel alone. By examples set by the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, they will see how much can be accomplished by working together, trusting others, and being willing to learn new ways. By establishing a culture of collaboration, NGO’s government, businesses, individuals and families will work together to solve community issues both large and small.


Everyone in our community will feel valued. Community members of all ages will seek opportunities to learn about and celebrate their own as well as their neighbors’ cultural traditions. Everyone will feel safe and demonstrate compassion for newcomers or strangers.

The Impact of MVMC's 2017 services could be measured in its ability to expand the reach of its presence in Moab. The Center saw increases in youth program attendance, interpretation services provided, and most notably, an increase in people searching for life skills support services with housing, employment, and education. We strongly believe that our services are helping vulnerable populations in Grand County gain greater access to resources, have a better understanding of those resources, and most importantly, a greater confidence in themselves.

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In 2017, MVMC:

  • Provided 3,076 hours of direct service
  • Helped over 3,000 people with language services and over 1,000 people with crisis services
  • Had over 3,000 people attend a cultural event
  • Interacted with over 1,000 youth within a variety of programs and multicultural activities
  • Had 208 volunteers
  • Collaborated with 103 outside organizations

pdfDownload our 2017 Annual Report