The Impact of the DC Child Welfare System’s Redesign on LSSNCA’s Service Delivery

By: Kichelle Coleman, Children’s Services Director  2017 is proving to be a pivotal year for the LSSNCA Children Services Program.  As we are celebrating 100 years of Serving Boldly, LSSNCA’s foster care program is facing a huge shift in continuing care to abused and neglected children. In late March, the Child and Family Services Agency … More The Impact of the DC Child Welfare System’s Redesign on LSSNCA’s Service Delivery

World Refugee Day: Celebrating our Refugee Neighbors

Author: Annalane Miller, Intern World Refugee Day is designated by the UN as a day to become informed about the plight of refugees, celebrate their strength, courage and contributions, and show your support for these families and the cultural diversity they contribute to our communities. In fiscal year 2016, 84,995 refugees came to the United … More World Refugee Day: Celebrating our Refugee Neighbors

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN AMERICA

AUTHOR: Kristina DeVesty, Guest Blogger There has been a lot of heated political discussion about refugees lately and how they maintain their livelihood once they arrive in the United States. The fact is, most of us are probably a little in the dark when it comes to understanding the employment process for a refugee. Some … More 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN AMERICA

Volunteers Take to the Streets Celebrating LSS/NCA’s 100 Years of Service

May 8, 2017 (Washington, DC) On a May Saturday, dozens of volunteers, staff and partner organizations joined Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) in celebration, solidarity and service to celebrate 100 years of LSS/NCA.  Into the Streets, the single largest community-wide day of service in the organization’s known history was a bold demonstration … More Volunteers Take to the Streets Celebrating LSS/NCA’s 100 Years of Service

Resettling the Rasoolys (WAMU 88.5 Features LSS/NCA refugee family)

ORIGINAL POST: WAMU; Carmel Delshad On a recent afternoon, Hashmatulla Rasooly and his wife sat at the dining table in their Maryland home going through a cultural orientation session with their case worker, Tanya Vitusagavulu. The couple’s two-year-old son squirmed in his mother’s lap. The family, which also includes a daughter, arrived from Afghanistan just under two … More Resettling the Rasoolys (WAMU 88.5 Features LSS/NCA refugee family)

Long Term Implications of the President’s Executive Order

In last week’s blog we addressed the short term implication’s of the President’s new executive order on both refugees and residents here and abroad. Today, the executive Order would have officially taken. Hours before its initiation, Federal judges halted the new executive order saying it was targeted to exclude one religion and group of people. … More Long Term Implications of the President’s Executive Order

Immediate Implications of the New Executive Order

On March 6, 2017 President Trump released a new Executive Order, effective on March 16, 2017, addressing refugee resettlement in the United States, revoking and replacing the controversial Executive Order 13769 that was released in January. The new order has significant similarities to and differences from the original order. It is important to be aware … More Immediate Implications of the New Executive Order