Free Citizenship Classes

LSSNY is partnering with Women for Afghan Women to offer free ESL and citizenship exam preparation.

Classes are available regardless of gender, race, nationality, age, religion or sexual orientation.

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LSSNY’s Immigration Hotline – a New Resource for Immigrants

Individuals can call and ask general questions about immigration law, current immigration policies, and where to access additional assistance. 

Call: 212.870.1179

Calls will be answered in person from 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. At other times, callers can leave a message and someone from the Immigration Legal Program will call them back.

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Immigration Legal Program Expansion


“Lutheran Social Services of New York is excited to be a part of the expansion of the Action NYC program into new communities,” said Lisa Bagley, Director of the Immigration Legal Program at Lutheran Social Services of New York. “At a time when there is such hateful rhetoric about immigrants coming from the federal government, we cannot overstate our appreciation for the continuing commitment of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to helping immigrant New Yorkers access free, high-quality legal services. With this expansion of the program into hard-to-reach communities, more people than ever will have access to legal services, right in their neighborhoods.”

Press Release

Congratulations to Sarah Strole, Program Director at our Safe Haven for Children Program, who was recently recognized by New York Nonprofit Media as one of New York’s 40 rising stars under the age of 40 in the nonprofit world!


Lutheran Social Services of New York has been strengthening lives, families and communities for more than 125 years. This has been made possible through the work of dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and supportive congregations and communities.


View press releases, our latest news and announcements.

Life Services

Lutheran Social Services offers several service branches: Community Services, Residential Services, Child and Family Services, and Education.


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