WELCOME TO THE REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Since 1980 the Refugee and Immigrant Children’s Program, a program of Lutheran Community Services, has provided safe haven to refugee and immigrant children from around the world. Through our agency, children resettling alone in the United States are welcomed by foster families who have made a long-term commitment to their care.
We welcome you to learn more about refugee children and their needs, as well as how you can help. We are currently seeking families in the Seattle area (King and Snohomish counties) who can provide long-term foster care for children in need. Right now, children are waiting overseas in refugee camps for homes. Will you help?
“Over the last couple months we continued to ask ourselves if this was the right thing to do. Our social worker told us that many kids from the Congo are in need of a home — so we did a bit of research on the issues there. After seeing just a handful of pictures of the horrors covering the countryside it no longer was a question of “Should we do this?” — it became a question of “How could we not do this?” I don’t know how things will turn out — but I do know we have to try — we have to give at least one child a chance.”
-Foster parent for Congolese refugee children