Frequently Asked Questions
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- LSI is the only nonprofit agency in Des Moines with a primary focus to provide extended support services for people of refugee status in Polk County. For decades, LSI has partnered with people from countries such as Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iraq, Bhutan, Liberia, Burma, Eritrea, Burundi and the Congo.
- Those entering the U.S. with refugee status arrive with long-term needs, but resettlement happens in a flash. Families are provided a mere 90 days of support upon arrival and are expected to learn many new systems in America such as health care, education, public transportation and more.
- LSI fills the gap by providing elderly services, intensive work readiness courses, capacity building initiatives and English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED prep classes based at our Refugee Connection Center.