America Offers Refuge and Hope to New Asylee

(Editor’s note: We have changed the name of this story’s subject to protect his family.) Hailu never dreamed that his research work in Ethiopia would make him a political target who feared for his life. Five years ago, Hailu would have described his personal life in his native land as good. He was a young…

LCS Northwest will Continue to Welcome All Refugees

By David Duea, President and CEO At Lutheran Community Services Northwest, we have a rich history of welcoming, resettling and meeting the critical needs of refugees. We’ve welcomed more than 35,000 refugees over the past 40-plus years in Washington and Oregon. LCS Northwest remains committed to refugees, especially in light of President Donald Trump’s executive…

Fighting for Sexual Assault Victims in Washington Legislature

Not all sexual assault victims have equal rights in Washington. LCS Northwest Spokane and the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center in Seattle have formed a cross-state partnership to raise awareness and pass a bill that would standardize protection orders. We are advocating for House Bill 2033, which proposes to modify the sexual assault protection…