Lutheran Children and Family Service Information Page



"I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew 25:35

Introduction to Lutheran Children Refugee Resettlement Program

 Lutheran Children and Family Service is a church-related, non-profit social service organization.  LCFS commits itself to serve vulnerable children and families in partnership with churches and others in the local and world community.

LCFS is a local affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.  The U. S. Department of State, Bureau of Refugee Programs, contracts with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service which then sub-contracts with LCFS to provide for the initial reception and placement of refugees in the United States.  LCFS works with "anchor relatives" of refugees, as well as volunteer church-related individuals and families, in providing resettlement sponsorship.  Stabilizing services are offered by LCFS, which include case management, employment services, English as a second language and referrals to other needed services.

 LCFS resettles refugees from a variety of countries, ethnic groups and communities.  In 2003, LCFS largest resettlement groups have been from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.

 The Refugee Resettlement Program is located directly below Christ Assembly Lutheran Church in West Philadelphia.  This church is made up of primarily West Africans, many of whom are refugees.

 Lutheran Children & Family Service,
231 N. 63rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 747-7500 / (215) 747-7707 (fax)


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