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Family Reunification Partners

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) works with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Division of Children’s Services (ORR/DCS) to promote the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children (UC) apprehended in the United States. We serve UCs and their families through our network community-based approach built on the strengths, assets, and leadership of our local partners in targeted communities with high rates of release.

LIRS local partners provide Home Study and Post Release Services in the following locations:


Lutheran Services of Florida, Tampa, Miami


Lutheran Services of Georgia, Atlanta


Bethany Christian Services of Maryland, Crofton
Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Esperanza Center

Massachusetts and New England regions

Bethany Christian Services of New England, North Andover

North and South Carolina

Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas, Salisbury

New Jersey

Bethany Christian Services of New York/New Jersey, Fairlawn


Refugee Services of Texas, Houston

Virginia – Northern and Central Virginia regions

Northern Virginia Family Services


For more information on the LIRS Family Reunification Partners or to send a referral, please email