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:
|Florida||Lutheran Services of Florida, Tampa, Miami|
|Georgia||Lutheran Services of Georgia, Atlanta|
|Maryland||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|
|Texas||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.