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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.