A New Home for the Holidays
Sofia and Ana walked into a bustling home that they’d never known before. They were just 5 and 6 years old – and they didn’t speak any English. But on this day, they were celebrating Christmas with an American family that greeted them with hugs and warm smiles.
The Full Story
LIRS has welcomed more than 500,000 refugees and migrants
For almost 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for refugees and migrants from around the globe.
Our legacy of compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have found safety and hope in America’s communities.
Our history reflects American Lutherans’ deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need. Through the Long Welcome
, we help ensure that refugees and migrants are protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.
About Our Work
LIRS was founded
In the News
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This Tuesday, November 20th, is Universal Children’s Day! The United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated each year to promote…
This holiday, give to a cause that really matters. Your donation to LIRS will enable us to continue providing life-changing services to children and new Americans.
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