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Safe Release Support 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:


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


Alabama Inspiritus, Birmingham
Arizona Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Phoenix
California St. Ferdinand’s Outreach Center, San Fernando
California The Women’s Building, San Francisco
California Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
Colorado Lutheran Family Services of Rocky Mountains, Denver
Delaware Catholic Charities of Wilmington, Dover
Florida Lutheran Services Florida, Miami
Florida Lutheran Services Florida, Tampa
Georgia Inspiritus, Atlanta
Iowa Lutheran Services Iowa, Des Moines
Kansas Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, Garden City
Kentucky Catholic Charities of Louisville
Louisiana Catholic Charities Baton Rouge
Massachusetts Ascentria, Boston
Maryland Associated Catholic Charities of MD (Formerly: Esperanza), Baltimore
Maryland Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Hyattsville
Michigan Samaritas, Troy
Minnesota Lutheran Social Services Minnesota, Minneapolis
Missouri Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City
North Carolina Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Charlotte
North Carolina Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas, Raleigh
Nebraska Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Omaha
New Jersey Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Newark
New York Lutheran Social Services New York, Long Island
New York Lutheran Social Services New York, Mid-town NYC
Ohio Catholic Charities SW Ohio, Cincinnati
Pennsylvania Bethany Christian Services PA, Philadelphia
Tennessee Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Nashville
Tennessee Community Legal Center, Memphis
Texas Catholic Charities Galveston-Houston
Texas Mosaic Family Services, Dallas
Texas Refugee Services Texas, Austin
Utah Lutheran Family Services of Rocky Mountains, Salt Lake City
Virginia Encircle (formerly LFSVA), Richmond
Virginia Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Woodbridge
Virginia Northern Virginia Family Services, Falls Church
Washington (state) Lutheran Community Services Northwest, SeaTac
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