Welcome to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest Refugee Services

What’s going on here?!?! Did my favorite nonprofit Refugee Focus disappear? 

Refugee Focus has always been a program of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, a respected nonprofit that has been resettling refugees in Arizona since 1975. 

So many people know us only by the name of “Refugee Focus” that it started to become confusing. We want to be transparent to our donors and public about who we are. We want to integrate our services - ranging from early childhood development, foster care, emergency food, utility assistance, and lodging, and refugee resettlement – under a single umbrella to more effectively build foundations for our most vulnerable neighbors to thrive. 

Please update your bookmarks to lss-sw.org, and also note that some staff emails may have changed as well.