'Abrazos' Means Hugs  Published 5/26/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMESisters hug each other in ABRAZOS

This guest post is by Paul Erbes, LIRS Gift Officer Imagine hugging your grandmother for the first time, or a brother you’d never met, or your mother whom you haven’t... more

A Year+ Later: How First Steps Has Supported Migrants and Asylum Seekers  Published 5/19/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEFirst Steps Guide

Over a year ago, we published the First Steps guide and supplemental volumes for asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents. These three resources have proven invaluable for over two-thousand people who have purchased hard copies or downloaded complimentary e-books. Step-by-Step Stories "At... more

Honor International Day of Families: Stop Separating Families!  Published 5/11/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEStopSeparatingFamilies

As we celebrate International Day of Families on May 15th, we are thankful for the blessing of togetherness. Unfortunately, not all families have this luxury. Many refugee families from Central America make the brave decision to uproot their families and come to the United States in search of... more

Meet Dayanara, A Mother Searching for Safety  Published 5/8/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMECentral American family sits

On Mother's Day, this story about one mother who fled... more