Refugee Services

LSG’s Refugee Services assists hundreds of refugees each year on the path to citizenship. LSG aims to help refugees achieve economic self-sufficiency, integrate successfully into their new communities and country, and strive for citizenship. We are a Lutheran Immigration and  Refugee Services (LIRS) affiliate.

LSG provides services to newly arrived refugees to help them become economically self-sufficient, socially integrated, and culturally acclimated. 

Refugee Services are offered at the following locations: 


In order to fulfill our mission of guiding refugees find surviving to thriving, we offer the following refugee services in Atlanta:

  • Resettlement: Intensive services include providing for the day-to-day needs of newly arrived refugees: an apartment, food, health screenings, orientation, legal documents, and school registration for children.
  • Social Adjustment: Extended case management services to assist families with home management, accessing medical care, and emergency situations.
  • Job Placement and Employment: Orients newcomers to the American workplace. Offers employment counseling, job placement services, and post-employment follow-up.
  • Intensive Employment Services: Additional support empowers refugees to quickly find a job and reach early self-sufficiency. Through intensive employment services, matching grant provides refugees with an alternative to public assistance.
  • Youth Education:  In partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Centers, LSG offers Bright Futures, a school-based after school enrichment program that provides youth who are refugees with academic and language support.

    Here is our Bright Futures newsletter with information about our program and areas of focus for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Detention Visitation and Pen Pals: LSG's Friends in Hope volunteers bring hope, compassion, and friendship to detainees in immigrant detention centers through visits and letters.
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We also offer these refugee services in Savannah:

  • Resettlement: Intensive services include providing for the day-to-day needs of newly arrived refugees: an apartment, food, health screenings, orientation, legal documents, and school registration for children.
  • Social Adjustment: Extended case management services to assist families with home management, accessing medical care, and emergency situations.
  • Cultural Orientation: Cultural orientation to recently arrived refugees. Topics include transportation, home management, healthcare, computer skills, and employment.
  • Employment: Orients newcomers to the American workplace. Offers employment counseling, job placement services, and post-employment follow-up.
  • Matching Grant: Additional support empowers refugees to quickly find a job and reach early self-sufficiency. Through intensive employment services, matching grant provides refugees with an alternative to public assistance.
  • Refugee School Impact Grant

How You Can Help

Refugee Services relies on the dedicated support of our numerous volunteers and other supporters. Find out more about how you can help by volunteering, donating household items and furniture for refugee apartments, employing a refugee, or hosting a fundraising event.

To refer someone to our Refugee Services department please call 404-875-0201 or 800-875-5645