Lutheran Family Services of Virginia is now enCircle!


Safe Release Program


EnCircle is part of a network of agencies coordinating with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) to help reunite unaccompanied immigrant children with family or sponsors in the United States.

We provide a comfortable, friendly place for family members and sponsors to receive fingerprinting required for background checks that ensure children are placed in a safe and secure home. Our bilingual staff aims to make this step fast and efficient, so families can more easily move through the reunification process.

The program is supported by funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and families, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

To learn more about refugee services, visit the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services website.

If you have questions, please contact Safe Release Program Supervisor Maurice Gallimore at