Become a Sponsor
Sponsor a newly-arriving family through the LSS Center for New Americans. When your business, congregation or family becomes a sponsor, you–
- Welcome refugees into our community, providing support as they rebuild their lives.
- Surround these New Americans with helping hands, security and understanding to promote healthy social and cultural adjustment.
- Assist and mentor refugees to become self-reliant.
Levels of Sponsorship
LSS of South Dakota appreciates sponsor support for immigration services. There are two levels of sponsorship opportunities for the Center for New Americans.
Full Sponsors will:
- Greet the family at the airport.
- Set up their home.
- Provide for rent and utilities for four months.
- Orient the family to the community.
- Practice English with the family.
- Assist in job placement.
Partial Sponsors will do any of the following:
- Provide rent or cash assistance for a family for one to four months.
- Provide furnishings for an apartment.
- Provide mentors to assist the family in social, cultural and community adjustment.
The LSS Center for New Americans will:
- Present the sponsorship program and answer questions.
- Provide sponsorship training.
- Provide ongoing support for sponsors and refugee families.
- Provide case management and employment services for the family.
- Provide English Language Training.
Apply to be a Sponsor with the Center for New Americans
To learn about how you can help sponsor a newly-arriving family, contact:
CENTER FOR NEW AMERICANS
300 East 6th Street, Suite 100, Sioux Falls, SD 57103-7020