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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Wilmot's Story

Civil War to Civil Service

Before he became the first Black mayor of Helena, Montana, Wilmot Collins was a refugee fleeing from the deadly Liberian Civil War of the 1990s. Here, he shares his inspiring journey from near-starvation and bureaucratic red tape to starting a family and paying it forward in the city he loves.

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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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