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.
- LCSNW CEO David Duea
- Salah Ansary, LCSNW senior district director
who left Afghanistan in 1978
- Kaisa Lightfoot, temporary host for
an Afghan family of 7
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.
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.
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.
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
Afghan refugees expected in Washington state by mid-February
Afghan refugees expected in Oregon by September