We need friendly faces to welcome arriving refugees to Jacksonville and help them get to appointments around town during their first days in the U.S. No need to speak a foreign language!
Newly arrived refugees have a lot to do in the first 30 days, including visits to the health department, Social Security, and Department of Motor Vehicles. Imagine trying to do all this while navigating an unfamiliar public transportation system in an unfamiliar city with signage in an unfamiliar language. Welcome drivers help relieve that one stress point during the first 30 days to allow newly arriving refugees to get acclimated.
About Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida
4615 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32207, US
"Motivated and guided by the compassion of Christ, we serve and care for people in need."
Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) has been helping refugees resettle in the Jacksonville area since 1980. Refugees are people who have had to flee their home countries due to violence and persecution. They are granted legal refugee status by the United Nations and the U.S. State Department. LSS helps refugees find housing, employment, and connects them with other vital services they need to rebuild their lives in the U.S.