The Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program (URM) of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is the only program in the New England states that assists refugee and migrating youth exclusively. The program is responsible for refugee, asylee and trafficked young people under age 18 who are in the U.S. with no parent or guardian. The program places the minors in foster care with specially trained families and provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support. Since 1983, this program of Lutheran Social Services has placed more than 400 unaccompanied minors with foster families in Massachusetts. Currently, over 160 youth are in our care.