Your Support Will Change Lives

A Historic Moment

Tens of thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan are likely to be resettled in the United States over the next year. This response is an expression of our collective responsibility to the Afghan people after 20 years of wartime 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.

“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
and former Afghan refugee (1979).


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

Connecting them to a sustainable support system is a key to long term success.

Our staff walk alongside refugees for as long as it takes them to gain self-sufficiency, often 6-12 months.

How You Can Help

LCSNW has been asked to resettle an estimated 550 emergency evacuees in the next year. That’s why we have launched a $2.5 million campaign.

Please donate now to help refugees find stability in the Northwest.

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) to be
resettled by September 2022

Collective Efforts


Afghan refugees expected in Washington State


Afghan refugees expected in Oregon