Resettling Refugees

Family arrives late at nightLutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is one of 9 national organizations that resettle refugees on behalf of the U.S. government. In partnership with local organizations and congregations, we strive to create welcoming communities to receive refugees.

We carry out our work in refugee resettlement through a national network of partners that are housed mainly in Lutheran social ministry organizations. To learn more about our partners, you can view this list of organizations making up the LIRS Refugee Resettlement Network.

Our refugee resettlement service is funded in large part by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration and the Office of Refugee Resettlement within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Additional support is provided by individuals, congregations and Lutheran denominations. View our financial reports.