FILLING THE GAPS FOR NEIGHBORS IN NEED

For 35 years, Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida has helped hundreds of thousands of very different people through a broad range of services. Initially, it may seem that our programs are disconnected lines of support. Yet if you take a broader look, you’ll notice how the outstanding teams supporting all of these programs are simply filling in the gaps for neighbors in need and creating one big beautiful picture of improved lives in the process.

STATEMENT OF STATUS OF OUR REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida implores our leaders at the state and federal level to continue upholding our nation’s longstanding tradition of providing a safe refuge for those seeking escape from persecution in countries around the world. We believe the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program has been, and should remain, open to those who qualify under existing U.S. law.

REFUGEE VETTING

The United States only resettles individuals who have been thoroughly vetted over the course of years. The U.S. handpicks every refugee who is resettled here. Refugees must pass through a series of security screenings, including biographic and biometric checks, medical screenings, forensic document testing, and in-person interviews. A refugee’s identity is checked again law enforcement and intelligence databases including those of the National Counterterrorism Center, the Department of Defense, the FBI, the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER, DONATE ITEMS, MAKE A MONETARY DONATION

Interested in getting involved with Lutheran Social Services? Each of our four main programs can benefit from your support, but right now we are most focused on helping our Refugee Services program. We thank you in advance for considering become a volunteer, donating items or making a donation to any of our programs.

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