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Women's Support Group

The SHE women's empowerment group at LSS aims to uplift women in our community.

SHE (Social. Healing. Empowerment.) by Lutheran Social Services supports refugee women in Jacksonville, fostering connections and empowerment. All women are welcome.


The support group aims to unite women from diverse backgrounds, offering social engagement, professional development, and a vision of empowering income-generating projects.

Group activities 

Weekly Meetings

The women's group meets weekly with each other for coffee, tea, and English classes. 

  • Monday-  at LSS from 10 A.M. -11:30 A.M.

  • More dates to be announced!

(both classes are facilitated by LSS SHE volunteers)

Monthly Field Trips 

Group members participate in monthly field trips and workshops in collaboration with our LSS Refugee Health Program

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Volunteers teach the women in the group creative activities such as sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. The women then learn to develop their entrepreneurial skills by learning how to sell their handmade products. Sales of their products directly support the women who made the products, and the support group. Handmade products created by the women are available at Cultivate.​

Refugee Services

Many group participants are eligible to receive support from LSS Refugee Programs. Support group leaders are able to help the women with intensive case management services. 


Support the SHE group today

Donate Supplies 

Part of the SHE program involves helping women develop entrepreneurial skills, including crafting and sewing. The following material and fabric donations are accepted by the program:  

Volunteer Your Time 

The program is seeking volunteers to support the SHE mission of uplifting women. You can volunteer to teach a conversational English class; volunteer to drive women to activities; help facilitate a group session; translation; and beyond!​


Any amount that goes toward sustaining program activities is appreciate. You can place a donation by clicking the button below. Please indicate that your donation is intended for the women's support group for it to go specifically to support the program. 

Get in Touch!

Reach out to us to learn how to join the SHE Group or to volunteer in group activities!

Please email

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