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Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) is an Arizona nonprofit serving refugees, asylum seekers, foster children, young families, older adults, people with disabilities, and those experiencing hunger and homelessness. Founded by Lutheran congregations in 1970, LSS-SW serves and partners with people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Since 1975, Lutheran Social Services has been resettling refugees in Arizona. Violence and armed conflict chase millions of people from their homes, forcing them to seek safety in other countries around the world. LSS-SW welcomes refugees in our community and provides stability, helping them start life in a new country and build solid foundations to thrive. Your support of the LSS-SW refugee resettlement program provides housing, case management, employment support, cultural orientation, help navigating transportation and basic services, K-12 education services, youth mentorship, women’s empowerment, and immigration services. Thank you for supporting refugees and helping them resettle and thrive in our community!

Visit their website ( to learn more about LSS-SW refugee services ( and volunteer opportunities ( Advocate for refugees by writing letters to your elected officials in support of the GRACE Act (