Immigrants And Refugees


LEFSA was founded in 1986 by Sr. Dorothy Gallant, SC and Sr. Teresa Skehan, RSM in order to create faith communities with people who are homeless. LEFSA fills a critical void for those in the city shelter system and on the street, who are offered a cot and perhaps a meal without the spiritual support necessary for climbing out of severe poverty. Since then, LEFSA has touched over 3,000 lives annually and continues to expand its care and programs. LEFSA is a ministry and a community, made up of people who have been there—many of our team members were formerly homeless and have now devoted their lives to helping others.

LEFSA’s Mission:
The mission of Life Experience and Faith Sharing Associates is to:

Extend the Reign of God by realizing and responding to our call to live as sisters and brothers with one another as responsible members of a global community;
Make a discernible commitment to work for liberation with people who are oppressed;
Stand in solidarity with people striving to create a more just society.