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Spreading Joy Generously

It’s easy to get in the holiday spirit here at LSS when we have so many dedicated donors and volunteers to help us make sure that our clients have something ...

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Jam Packing the Food Pantry for the Holidays

Every holiday season, generous members of our community are finding ways to give back. Read this story by LSS Case Manager Sean Hammond about how local realtor Debbie Tufts uses ...

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LSS Requests Food Donations to Help With Hurricane Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, many families are finding themselves in need of emergency food assistance as they put their homes–and their lives–back together. That’s why LSS is now ...

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Strangers Become Neighbors

Last year, 294 refugees arrived in the U.S. through LSS with no more possessions than they could carry. As clients of LSS’ Refugee Program, they may have come to the ...

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Refugee Teen Determined to Succeed

Every refugee faces unique hardships both before and after they arrive in the U.S. For 16-year-old Burmese refugee Khing Ming, it was juggling school and motherhood. When she first joined ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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