- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
5 people are interested
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) welcomes hundreds of refugees to Nebraska every year. Newly-arrived refugees need support for daily tasks such as shopping, connecting to others in their new community and learning financial literacy. Your faith, civic, or educational group can empower newly-arriving refugees through co-sponsorship. Co-sponsors are guides, friends and advocates for newly-arrived refugees, helping refugees become self sufficient quickly. By working together, your group and LFS can best assure refugees succeed in their new community.
As guides, co-sponsors supply initial food, goods and clothing for refugees. They introduce refugees to U.S. culture, acquainting them with important aspects of American life, culture and customs. As friends, co-sponsors offer friendship, emotional support and encouragement as refugees adjust to U.S. culture. Co-sponsors share in the cultural heritage of refugees and honor their customs and traditions. As advocates, to help ensure refugees are not exploited, discriminated against or taken advantage of, co-sponsors encourage refugees to connect with other refugees for mutual support, and to network with other groups to foster multi-cultural communication and understanding.
We'll work with your schedule.
2301 O St.Lincoln, NE 68510
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Encouraged to make a 90-day commitment