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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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