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Fargo Welcome Center
Welcome to Fargo, ND!
For more than 75 years, Fargo, North Dakota has welcomed newcomers from all over the world in partnership with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS).
LIRS opened a field office in 2021 to continue the community-based services to resettle refugee families after the closure of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. In close coordination with the State of North Dakota, refugees served by LIRS North Dakota in Fargo will receive a comprehensive set of services including cultural orientation, school enrollment, coordination of initial health appointments, referrals to ESL classes and employment preparation and placement.
- Refugee Resettlement
- Referrals to Community Based Programs and Services
- Family Reunification Services
- Employment Services
Dan Hannaher, LIRS North Dakota Field Director
Dan Hannaher is a life-long resident of the Fargo-Moorhead community with a successful background in business and government service. Hannaher previously served as the ND State Refugee Coordinator and Director of New American Services at Lutheran Social Services
New Beginnings in Fargo
Learn how the Fargo community has opened its arms to New Americans—and revitalized their city in the process.Watch the Video