Category Archives: News

13 Jul
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Opportunities, Not Obstacles

Note: Client’s name has been changed and a stock photo used to protect his privacy. Imagine living your whole life without a bed to sleep on. That’s what some of our clients experience as they live in refugee camps waiting ...

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07 Jul
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CEO Mary Strickland Featured in Jacksonville Business Journal

LSS president/CEO Mary Strickland recently sat down with Joanna Richards of Shift 7 Leadership for the Jacksonville Business Journal’s new Leaders to Leaders feature. Below are some excerpts, but check out the whole interview by clicking here!   What is one of ...

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30 Jun
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LSS Discusses Revised Travel Ban

This week, LSS’ Cristina Parcell and Ayad Shamsaldin sat down with News4Jax and First Coast News to discuss how the revised travel ban will affect local refugee resettlement efforts. Watch below! The leadership team at LSS is working to understand the ...

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28 Jun
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After Leaving Jail, Client Finally Headed in the Right Direction

(Stock photo used for client’s privacy) Not sure what our Money Minders do? Read a story from one of our clients below to find out how our financial coordinators are helping people living with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and other ...

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01 Jun
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Helping Refugees Get to Work

Within the last five years, Jacksonville has become home to almost 6,000 refugees, representing almost 50 different countries. These new U.S. residents are required to attain employment within 90 days, and transportation is a key factor to their success. It ...

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17 May
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Meeting the Client at Their Level

Guest Blog by Charlene Arnold, Ryan White Medical Case Manager (AIDS Care & Education program) Medical case management is a job I take very seriously. Ensuring access to HIV care and medications is my number one priority with each client. ...

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17 Feb
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Money Minders Featured on WJCT

LSS team member Melody Perry was delighted to talk to WJCT’s Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect recently about the Money Minders program. Click here to listen! Money Minders is a service of LSS that manages income for clients to ensure their ...

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05 Feb
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Veteran, Refugee, Case Worker

Ayad Shamsaldin put his life on the line as an interpreter and soldier in Iraq fighting for the United States. He is now living in the U.S. helping refugees like himself adapt to life in America as a case manager ...

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02 Feb
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Local Car Wash Hosts Holiday Fundraiser for LSS

Most of us don’t need another reason to get a car wash… it’s one of those things always on our to-do lists, right? This December, though, two local business owners gave people a very good second reason to get a ...

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19 Dec
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New HIV Clinic to Open Onsite at LSS

You may have seen AIDS Care & Education director Heather Vaughan on the news a lot lately. It’s because LSS has exciting news to share–the opening of an HIV clinic onsite this spring! The announcement was made in conjunction with ...

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