Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

A nonprofit organization

$2,263 raised by 19 donors

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is the largest faith-based nonprofit dedicated to welcoming newcomers to the United States of America. For nearly 85 years, our compassionate service has touched some three-quarters of a million New Americans rebuilding their lives in safety, hope, and welcoming communities across Colorado and throughout the United States.

You can give our newest neighbors a warm welcome for Colorado Gives Day 2023. With your generosity, LIRS can continue:

  • Welcoming refugees fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, like Olesia and Kira, a mother and daughter from Ukraine.
  • Reuniting children and families separated at our border and placing young people like Juanita in stable, loving foster homes.
  • Meeting basic needs for asylum seekers, like Ana Rosa and her family from Venezuela, who risked everything in hope for a better life in the United States.
  • Connecting employers with skilled, motivated workers, like Ziarmal and Abdul, who now live and work in the Fargo-Moorhead area after escaping the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
  • Advocating for fair, sensible immigration policies in Washington, DC.

See how St. John's Lutheran Church welcomed a refugee family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Please join our movement of welcome today. Make your Colorado Gives Day gift here, by phone at 410-230-2858 or at Thank you.

410-230-2858 • • EIN 13-2574854


As a witness to God’s love for all people, we stand with and advocate for migrants and refugees, transforming communities through ministries of service and justice.

Background Statement

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is the largest faith-based nonprofit dedicated to serving vulnerable immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the U.S. Simply put, we resettle refugees, reunite children and parents, and rekindle the American Dream.

Since 1939, LIRS has been a champion for migrants and refugees from around the globe. Our legacy of compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of more than 500,000 people who have sought safety and hope in America’s communities. Our history reflects our own deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need.

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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

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Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Human Services, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, Religion-Related

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700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

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