Your Support Will Change Lives

Your Support Will Change Lives

Please donate now to help refugees find stability in the Northwest and read the list of other ways you might contribute.

A Historic Moment

A new wave of refugees from war-torn Ukraine is starting to land in the United States. Meantime, tens of thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan are in the midst of being resettled in the US. This response is an expression of our collective responsibility to the Afghan people after 20 years of occupation and the pullout of US troops in August.

Our Refugee Response initiative hinges on the generosity of our partners and your compassion for those who fled and may yet flee.


“Our conservative estimates are that we will need to raise $5,000 per refugee in addition to federal funding“

- LCSNW CEO David Duea

“It’s a very bewildering experience for
refugees. Everything is so new and you have to start from ground zero to rebuild your lives. What makes it a little bit easier are the people who surround you.“

- Salah Ansary, LCSNW senior district director
who left Afghanistan in 1978

"The benefits of saying 'yes' and the value of that totally outweigh the reasonable possibility of being minorly inconvenienced."

- Kaisa Lightfoot, temporary host for
an Afghan family of 7

Your Impact

Finding refugees a safe place to stay and greeting them at the airport is just the start of our journey with them.

Our staff and volunteers walk alongside refugees for as long as it takes them to gain self-sufficiency, often several months.  

Connecting them to a sustainable support system is a key to long-term success. We can't do it without you.

How You Can Help

LCSNW is currently resettling nearly 800 emergency evacuees from Afghanistan. That’s why we launched a $2.5 million campaign. And this doesn't account for the many desperate Ukrainians headed our way, given our history of resettling more than 2,000 Ukrainians over the last five years.

Please donate now to help refugees find stability in the Northwest. Or read this list on how else to help.

We all will be enriched by the strength and diversity of new neighbors who triumph over adversity.

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Our Community

You are welcome here.

We offer services without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious belief, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ability, military or veteran status, source of income or political affiliation.

In communities across Washington, Oregon and Idaho, vulnerable people are thriving because you care enough to support Lutheran Community Services Northwest.

Our Numbers


Refugees Assisted (including non-Afghans)
In LCSNW History


Refugees (including non-Afghans)
resettled by LCSNW in 2021


Afghan refugees expected to be
resettled by LCSNW by mid-February


Ukrainian refugees resettled in the past five years

Collective Efforts


Afghan refugees expected in Washington state by mid-February


Afghan refugees expected in Oregon by September