Assistance for Refugees and SIV Applicants | LIRS

Resources for Refugees and SIV Applicants

Are you a refugee or Special Immigrant Visa applicant in need of help? 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has refugee resettlement offices in 33 locations throughout the U.S. LIRS is committed to ensuring the provision of safe, secure, and culturally competent services to clients served by our local offices. Refugees and SIVs served by LIRS offices will receive a comprehensive set of services including Cultural Orientation, school enrollment, coordination of initial health appointments, referrals to English classes, family reunification, and employment preparation and placement. 

If you are an SIV or refugee in need of help, please email

Our Offices

LIRS offices are located in committed and welcoming communities. Locate a resettlement office near you!  Below, please find a list, alphabetized by state, of the local agencies that carry out this life-transforming work.

ArkansasCanopy of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville
ArizonaLutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Phoenix
ColoradoLutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado Springs, Greeley
FloridaLutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville
Lutheran Services Florida, Tampa
GeorgiaInspiritus (formerly Lutheran Services of Georgia), Decatur/Atlanta, Savannah
MarylandLutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Hyattsville
MassachusettsAscentria Community Services, West Springfeld
MichiganSamaritas, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Troy
MinnesotaLutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Cloud
NebraskaLutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Omaha
New MexicoLutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Albuquerque
New YorkThe Center, Utica
North CarolinaLutheran Services Carolinas, Raleigh
North DakotaLIRS North Dakota (Field Office), Fargo
OregonLutheran Community Services Northwest, Portland
PennsylvaniaBethany Christian Services, Allentown, Lancaster, Jenkintown/Philadelphia
South CarolinaLutheran Services Carolinas, Columbia
South DakotaLutheran Social Services of South Dakota, Sioux Falls
TexasRefugee Services of Texas, Fort Worth, Houston
VirginiaLutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Fairfax, Woodbridge/Dale City
WashingtonLutheran Community Services Northwest, Tacoma, Vancouver
WisconsinLutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Milwaukee


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