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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Viktoria's Story

From Ukraine to the U.S.

I decided I needed to do something.

After Viktoria fled Ukraine, she spent several months in Europe waiting for a chance to reunite with family in the U.S. While there, she found a surprising way to support herself—cooking and selling traditional Ukrainian dishes.

Her entrepreneurship helped her survive. Now, with the help of Bethany Christian Services and the Global Refuge network, she’s starting a new life with her family in Philadelphia.

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Global Refuge is actively engaged with the legislative issues that impact those we serve. Stay abreast of important legislative efforts and join us in demanding policy changes that support new Americans.

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