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“She Wished for a Chance to be a Successful Family…”

Mu Dah and her husband Pah Kyar spent nine years living in three different refugee camps in Thailand with their children. Finally, in 2011, they got the news they had been ...

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Refugee Students in the News

Local media outlets continue to highlight the hard work and successes of our refugee students. Junior Wude, a refugee from Uganda and a brand new graduate of Englewood High School, was ...

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Local Media Helps Spread Word About Refugee Student Campaign

LSS has been in the news this week in a big way, with front page coverage in today’s Florida Times-Union and premier placement in last night’s 11 p.m. broadcast of ...

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LSS CEO on First Coast Connect

LSS’ president and CEO Mary Strickland appeared on WJCT’s First Coast Connect radio program today, talking with host Melissa Ross about the agency’s new direction (Mary’s segment begins at 40:55). ...

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Betzy Santiago Joins LSS as Director of International Programs

Betzy Santiago recently joined Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) as the director of international programs. She is responsible for overseeing the success of the nonprofit’s refugee services programs that ...

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LSS Finds Dynamic New Leadership in Mary Strickland

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida has selected Mary Strickland as the organization’s new president and CEO. Strickland’s career includes a broad range of professional ...

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Do You Really Know Where Your Cell Phone Comes From?

From L to R: Ahmad Mehry, Nyaok Biluony, Soki Vihugho, Mi Nge, Iddy Manzi. Ni Win also participated but is not pictured. That was the question posed by six 9th- ...

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SNAP Changes Affect Local Families – and Pantry Shelves

Sometimes one small change has unintended consequences. Recently, our Nourishment Network food pantry has seen the ripple effects of a change that the Florida Department of Children and Families made ...

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What Can We Do About Florida’s High HIV/AIDS Rate?

Heather Vaughan, director of LSS’ AIDS Care and Education (ACE) program, spoke with WJXT’s Jennifer Waugh today, responding to recent reports that Florida leads the nation in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. ...

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Food for Thought on Food Donations

Our director of human services Heather Vaughan appeared on WJXT’s River City Live yesterday to give some tips on the best types of food to donate to your local food bank, ...

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