New name, same mission! LIRS is becoming Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Welcome & hope since 1939.

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New name. Same mission.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is now Global Refuge. Learn more about our work to resettle refugees, reunite families, and rekindle dreams.

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Ana Rosa and Her Family: Seeking Hope

After being forced to flee Venezuela, Ana Rosa and her children, all born deaf, embarked on a long, dangerous journey through Central America to seek refuge in the United States.

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Mission and Impact

Driven by the belief in human dignity and the intrinsic value of every individual.

For more than 80 years, Global Refuge has provided the resources, guidance, and community to help forge a way forward for New Americans. We’re committed to helping people reimagine the possibilities while providing a soft place to land. 

With more than 1,000 partners and 50,000 volunteers, we are the largest faith-based national nonprofit exclusively dedicated to helping restore a sense of home to immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. Since 1939, we’ve built a legacy of compassion by walking alongside more than 750,000 new neighbors as they rebuild their lives in the United States.

  • 750k+ Newcomers welcomed to the U.S.
  • 8k+ Children and families reunited in 2022
  • 50k+ Volunteers across the U.S.

What We Do

Everyone deserves a place to call home.

What We Do

Asylum Services

Helping the most vulnerable find safety.

Family and Children

Reuniting families and a sense of security.

Mental Health

Providing essential care to achieve stability and success.

Advocacy

Promoting just, humane immigration policy.

Impact Story

Ana Rosa and Her Family:
Seeking Hope

A journey to hear.

After being forced to flee Venezuela, Ana Rosa and her children, all born deaf, embarked on a long, dangerous journey through Central America to seek refuge in the United States.

You can change lives.

Explore the many ways to support Global Refuge.

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Explore the many ways to support Global Refuge.

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We’re here to guide you toward the next steps on your journey home.

Visit our Get Help page for more resources and assistance.

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