Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Foster Care (a Lutheran Social Services program)
War and persecution because of race, religion, ethnicity, social or political beliefs often force children to flee their homes and seek sanctuary in refugee camps. In the process, families of these children may be lost, imprisoned or killed.
An unaccompanied refugee minor is a refugee youth, age 18 or younger, who arrives in the United States without a parent or legal guardian. These youth are placed in foster homes until they can be reunited with family or reach the age when they can live independently. Unaccompanied refugee minors come from various countries around the world. Most of our youth come from the Middle East, Africa and Central America.
Lutheran Social Services provides initial and ongoing training for foster parents, case management support, and financial reimbursement for the youth’s basic needs.
A home for every child.
Lutheran Social Services
Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program
3911 20th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103