The Good Neighbor Partner Program is designed for faith communities and civic groups in mind. Learn how you can help welcome refugees into the Baltimore area, and how to match the gifts of a Good Neighbor Team with the aspirations and gifts of newly arrived refugees. Imagine being among their first friends, helping them find their footing in a new country and to achieve their goals for a brighter future. Feel free to share this invitation with other faith communities.
LSSNCA no longer charges administrative fees to participate in our GNP or Champions programs. Volunteers are expected to offset the processing fees for background checks.
On February 7th, Presbytery of Baltimore was pleased to to host Eva Ng’ongolo-Simon, the new Volunteer Coordinator at Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area for this special program. LSS has opened a brand new resettlement office in Arbutus, MD as an extension of their long history of refugee resettlement in Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Additional Information from LSSNCA
3 New Offices in Maryland
- Arbutus – The Churches of the Holy Apostles and St Stephen, 901 Courtney Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227
- Frederick – Grace United Church of Christ, 25 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701
- Greenbelt – 7474 Greenway Center Dr, Greenbelt, MD 20770
We thank you for your interest in supporting the program. All GNP requests are processed through this online form. Please fill out the form with as much detail as possible. A follow-up email will be sent to you to schedule an orientation and start the next steps! We look forward to discussing our Good Neighbor Partner Program with you.
If interested, please reach out to Emily Orner, Community Engagement Specialist, email@example.com
View or download the Good Neighbor Partner Program Overview (pdf)
Preparing Welcome – A guide developed for congregations in their preparation for welcoming refugees as “good neighbors.” It offers some critical conversations and reflections for your congregation. Written by Susan Krehbiel and Amanda Craft