Tags: "Jacksonville"

12 Nov
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The 8th Annual RedTie Affair

The RedTie Affair benefits the Teddy Bear Touchdown, a Christmas party for local children affected by HIV and AIDS. Join us November 12 at the River City Brewing Company for heavy hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and live entertainment, and a silent ...

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11 Jul
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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 waiting for: they’d been granted refugee status and would be ...

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09 Jun
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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 featured June 8 by Action News Jacksonville.  (Junior is pictured above ...

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02 Jun
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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 First Coast News! Both features highlighted our refugee student program ...

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07 Mar
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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 experiences. She started as an emergency room nurse and later ...

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10 Feb
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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 to the distribution schedule for SNAP benefits, commonly known as ...

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18 Dec
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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, pantry, or feeding program. She had some good tips, such ...

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02 Dec
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ACE Client Bravely Shares Her Story on World AIDS Day

Last night on First Coast News, a very brave woman told her story to help and educate others. “Windi,” a client of our AIDS Care and Education (ACE) program, is a married mother of three, a registered nurse, and also ...

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30 Nov
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LSS Staffer Talks with “The Chat” About Syrian Refugee Issues

LSS’ director of advancement Jennifer Arnold appeared on First Coast News’ “The Chat” on Monday, November 23 to talk about the refugee screening process, concerns about resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S., and the community’s history of welcoming refugees. “I ...

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