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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:

300 East 6th Street, Suite 100, Sioux Falls, SD 57103-7020
605-731-2000, 866-242-2447