Seafarers International House welcoming the immigrant and the refugee for 144 years.

Always have. Always will.

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“Seafaring is like being in jail, with the chance of being drowned…” Dr. Samuel Johnson

Welcome to Seafarers International House, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where we provide a Harbor of Hospitality to seafarers, sojourners, and people on the way.  Whether in the ports of New York, New England, New Jersey, Baltimore, Philadelphia, or at our guesthouse on Union Square in Manhattan, we care for you because nobody should be isolated or forgotten, whether at sea or ashore.

Learn more about our Immigrant and Asylum Seeker Ministry here.

Click on the State of Liberty image below to purchase tickets for the 5th Annual Right of Asylum Reception.