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Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Refugee & Immigrant Services

Challenge Grant Will Benefit Refugee Resettlement

The Siebert Lutheran Foundation has provided a generous $30,000 challenge grant to help offset recent disruptions to federal funding for the LSS Refugee Resettlement Program. The challenge is to match the grant with $30,000 in donations from other supporters. With this grant, your gift can double in value, with 100% going to support our Refugee Resettlement Program.
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Welcoming the Stranger

Since 1974, our structured program for refugee resettlement has started more than 10,000 refugees on a new life in the U.S. As the Wisconsin affiliate of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, LSS provides comprehensive resettlement services to refugees fleeing from war and persecution around the globe.

Currently, LSS has the capacity to welcome and resettle 500 refugees per year within a 50-mile radius of Milwaukee or Madison. Our program provides high-quality services, including initial housing, food, clothing, school enrollment for children, English lessons, and assistance with job placement.

We actively seek donations to help keep our Refugee Resettlement Program operating at full capacity and ready to respond in emergency situations. Any contribution you can make will help us assist refugees as they become independent, vibrant members of our communities.


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Volunteer Information 

We are so grateful to everyone who has expressed interest in volunteering. All of our volunteer slots in Madison have been filled, but we are accepting new volunteers in the Milwaukee office. If you are interested, call 414-246-2526.


In Kind Donations 

If you wish to make an in-kind donation, we accept new or very gently used clothing and household items. Refugees who arrive in Wisconsin are most in need of coats and boots (sizes for adults and children are appreciated). To schedule a donation drop-off, call:

  • Milwaukee office: 414-246-2526 
  • Madison office: 608-250-2671

We also ask for your prayers as we work through these challenging times together. With your support, we know that love and human dignity will prevail.



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Refugee and Immigration Story

Changing Lives - Bojana Bozic

Bojana Bozic is a Bosnian refugee transformed from a LSS client to a LSS colleague. Learn more about her story.
Published February 2016

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