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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
For 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for migrants and refugees from around the globe. Our legacy of courageous and compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have sought safety and hope in America’s communities. Our history reflects American Lutherans’ deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need. In partnership with community-based legal and social service providers nationwide, LIRS has helped over 500,000 migrants and refugees rebuild their lives in America.
Transforming entire communities one life at a time, Samaritas has been sending ripples of positive change across Michigan since 1934. Today, Samaritas spans the state’s Lower Peninsula with more than 60 program sites in over 40 cities, through nearly 2000 dedicated staff and volunteers. Those programs include Adoption, Foster Care, Senior and Affordable Living. Our New Americans program offers refugee resettlement, job training, and school readiness. Disability services are offered through group homes and in-home supports. Some other support services include Home Health, community services, prison to community reintegration for women, and we have the largest family homeless shelter program in the state.