As Afghan and Haitian refugees are forced to leave the volatile and unsafe conditions of their home countries and make their way to the United States, LSF is working hard to arrange housing assistance, provide food, secure medical support, offer translation services, and equip them with pathways to employment and self-sufficiency.
Category Archives: Refugees & Immigrants
Congo refugee family arrives in Tampa after 17 years of living in refugee camps. When they arrived in Tampa, they were greeted by one of LSF’s CRS representatives who assisted in finding them a place to live and schools for the children to attend.
St. Petersburg, FL –Lutheran Services Florida along with other community partners will celebrate refugees and their successes during World Refugee Day on June 14th at Pinellas Technical College (PTC), St. Petersburg Campus.
Imagine never experiencing Christmas or Easter. No family gatherings, church services, or holiday traditions. No opportunity to experience the love and awe that surrounds the most significant days of the life of Christ. Instead, these holidays are exactly the same as every other day – filled with worries about the future and the challenge of meeting basic necessities.
Tampa, FL – Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) has partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southwest Immigration Freedom Initiative (SIFI) to send legal support to the Folkston Ice Processing Center in Georgia. LSF’s attorneys will leave on Sunday February 3 for a week-long stay with the goal to provide pro bono legal representation and support to immigrants currently detained. As licensed attorneys, the
LSF in collaboration with Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints and Catholic Charities celebrated WORLD REFUGEE DAY on Saturday, June 3rd at the Golden Gate Community Center. The focus of the celebration was to learn more about the refugee community and those agencies and community partners who serve them. This year, the celebration focused on Giving and
Metropolitan Ministries provided boxes of non-perishable food and hams and turkeys for 40 of our Refugee Services families. A few families were able to come in person to pick up the food. One of the LDS church groups (LDS – Tampa Stake) was delivering food to the remaining households. The second LDS church group (LDS
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) SW-Comprehensive Refugee Services program celebrated Welcoming Week with their clients, neighbors and new community partners on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Welcoming Week is a national initiative of annual events when communities bring together immigrants and U.S. born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming