Supreme Court Decision Stays Travel Ban

Since early December, the US has blocked an unknown number of people from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Venezuela from entering the US. Individuals from banned countries are theoretically eligible for waivers, but in practice, waivers are few and far between. After one month, 8,400 people had applied for waivers; and … More Supreme Court Decision Stays Travel Ban

LSS/NCA Closes Traditional and Therapeutic Foster Care Program After 60 Years of Service

While LSS/NCA says goodbye to the children, foster parents and birth families to whom we’ve  provided foster care services for almost fifty years, we continue to keep our doors, and our hearts and minds, open to the needs of the surrounding community.  LSS/NCA’s mission is to ‘walk with those in need by mobilizing partners and … More LSS/NCA Closes Traditional and Therapeutic Foster Care Program After 60 Years of Service

THE 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN THE UNITED STATES

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 people assume that refugees live … More THE 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN THE UNITED STATES

LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

Author: Dana Lea, Guest Blogger 2017 was a year full of headlines concerning refugee crises, immigration hurdles, and immigration bans to the United States. This relentless barrage of news had many looking towards local resettlement agencies to better understand the refugee process itself, immigration executive orders and refugee arrival interruptions, and to learn how to … More LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

ON WORLD AIDS DAY: A Call to Remember An Epidemic Has Not Passed

By: Emily Page, Guest Blogger Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day takes place every year on December 1st as an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for those people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from and AIDS-related illness. While recent advancements in … More ON WORLD AIDS DAY: A Call to Remember An Epidemic Has Not Passed

BEADS OF FAITH

By Guest Blogger Kristina DeVesty In our last blog post, you met Asinate Vitusagavulu, an LSS/NCA Refugee Resettlement Case Worker who has worked to help dozens of refugee families establish new roots here in the United Stated.  Today, she offers a story of respect and kindness that might impact how you see your refugee neighbors. … More BEADS OF FAITH