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Since 1917, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) has served boldly in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Today, we provide services that foster healthy and self-sufficient livelihoods. We serve the DMV through community services - including refugee and immigrant resettlement, workforce development, and interpretation; family and children services - including foster care for unaccompanied refugee minors and adoption services; and health and wellness services - including CARE for Newcomers, healthy relationships education and Youth Haven. Together and with the help of partners and volunteers we work to promote welcoming and compassionate communities.

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) welcomes the news from President Biden on July 8 that efforts are underway to safely evacuate Afghan allies prior to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on September 11.

“For many, evacuation is a matter of life and death, said Kristyn Peck, CEO of LSSNCA. “The devil is in the details, and we are waiting for those details to include eligibility requirements and a timeline. Timing is crucial as friends and heroes to the U.S. mission are being left behind in harm’s way,” she said.

Immigrants often need help adjusting to their new lives in America, especially if they are survivors of human trafficking or are seeking asylum from war-torn countries. Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area CEO Kristyn Peck explains to iHeart's Bernie Lucas what her organization does to help.

Our CEO, Kristyn Peck, shares the vulnerabilities of refugees and immigrants to human trafficking on the Truckers Against Trafficking podcast. This episode is for anyone wanting to learn more about indicators of trafficking and what to do if you suspect trafficking -- you do not need to be a trucker to listen or to get something out of it! Report suspected trafficking by calling the National Human Trafficking hotline here: 1-888-373-7888. LSSNCA is grateful for its new partnership with U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to provide services to foreign national survivors of human trafficking in the DMV.

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