Our Work

Driven by our faith and our nation’s values, LIRS works to protect and embrace refugees, migrants, and children seeking a new life in America. Having carried out this work for more than eight decades, LIRS and our national network of service providers are uniquely equipped to provide holistic, trauma-informed, and age-appropriate care to the vulnerable individuals we serve.

Areas of Our WOrk

Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Resettlement

Leading the Lutheran movement to resettle refugees since World War II.

Foster Care Services

Foster Care Services

Connecting vulnerable migrant & refugee children with safe, loving homes.

Family Reunification Services

Family Reunification​

Ensuring that migrant children are safely united with their loved ones in the U.S.

Empowering New Americans

Empowering New Americans

Equipping new Americans to be independent, contributing members of society.

Detention Center

Welcoming Migrants

Offering compassionate services to recently arrived migrants.

Engaging Communities

Engaging Communities

Empowering communities nationwide to join us in welcoming the stranger.

My new life started here, in a peaceful country. No matter what difficulties I have been through, either in my origin country or adjusting here, I can only say it was worth all of the sacrifices.

Rana Almishlib

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