LSS provides case management services, job placement and sponsorship to refugees. Sponsors of refugees agree to locate and furnish housing, meet and welcome the refugees, supply food and clothing for a short period of time, help the refugee family to sign-up for schools and other community services, and educate the refugees about American culture and customs. English and employment are two main focuses for this program.
In the past, LSS has resettled refugee individuals and families from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Liberia, Somalia, Burma and many other countries.
Read the story of Bojana, a refugee from Bosnia who now works as an LSS staff member.
5300 W. Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53219
Contact: Mary Flynn
Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)
LSS will connect newly arrived refugees with programs that will help them learn basic English and help them become better prepared for employment. There are two types of classes available to students: ESL and Job Skills. LSS also recruits volunteers to do individual tutoring at clients' homes.
Download a PDF of the Volunteer Application.
Download a PDF of the Refugee Resettlement Information Packet.
ESL tutors and volunteers, visit this website for additional resources.