Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida has welcomed refugees to Jacksonville for more than 35 years. We’ve helped people escape desperate situations in Vietnam, Laos, Bosnia, Ukraine, the former Soviet Union, Bhutan, Sudan, Iran, Afghanistan, Burma, Eritrea, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Our diverse Refugee Services program team – hailing from nine countries and speaking 10 languages – helps refugees create new lives in this country. Ours is the only area program that offers refugees employment services designed to foster self-sufficiency.
We have the experience needed to help. With our network of supporters and community partners, we’re ready to do everything we can for refugee families when they arrive.