Tags: "Lutheran Social Services"

29 Nov
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Giving Tuesday

Have you heard about Giving Tuesday? It’s a worldwide initiative to encourage charitable giving during the holiday season, specifically on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, LSS’ Giving Tuesday campaign will benefit its Backpack Program. Backpack Program provides take-home food ...

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28 Sep
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What Would You Do?

No money. No connections. No ability to communicate with those around you. Your children are hungry. You fear for their safety. What would you do? These are the questions that University of North Florida students grappled with last night as ...

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20 Sep
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Different Path, Same Destination

Today’s guest blogger is Natalie Holland, a student at University of North Florida who is interning with LSS this semester. Natalie is pictured, above left, with the children of the refugee family she mentors. As a first year biology student, ...

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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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23 May
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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 serve thousands of refugees in Jacksonville every year. Santiago joined ...

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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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02 Mar
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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- and 10th-grade Englewood High School students in their submission to ...

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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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28 Jan
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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. Heather spoke about the importance of education, breaking down barriers, ...

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