Lutheran Social Service
Social & Welfare Services in Madison, WI
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota traces its history to 1865 when a young Swedish pastor named Eric Norelius and his congregation took in four orphaned immigrant kids and later opened Vasa Lutheran Home for Children. LSS is the biggest, statewide non-profit social service organization in Minnesota with over 2, 200 employees who serve in 300 communities. It is owned by the six Minnesota synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Lutheran Social Service
read moreIf we serve where we are, with what we have, it will make a difference. This belief has grown Lutheran Social Service into one of the largest and oldest human service nonprofits in the state. Each year, we have the opportunity to connect one in 65 Minnesotans to community, health, safety, housing and prosperity through personalized support.
read moreMinnesotans rising together to practice compassion. And we are here to support you with personalized services that inspire hope, change lives and build community. Since 1865, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has responded to Minnesota's changing needs. Explore our history. Our 2,300 staff support one in 65 people in Minnesota through a comprehensive range of innovative services and networks. We have a presence in all 87 Minnesota counties. With an annual budget of nearly $150 million funded from public, private and charitable sources, LSS is one of the state's largest nonprofit social service organizations.
read moreAcross the state and beyond, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota connects people with opportunities to live and work with dignity, safety and hope. Services span physical health and safety and emotional well-being. We are passionate about empowering you to create your best life through strong mental health and well-being. No matter what the circumstances, we focus on giving you the tools you need to successfully navigate the challenges you are facing.
read moreWe offer families services including adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, housing services, crisis nurseries, financial counseling, marriage preparation, mental health services and educational groups. We are dedicated to finding loving adoptive families for children in foster care, infants, and older children/sibling groups here and internationally. We also help people build their family through adoption and provide non-directive counseling to expectant parents facing an unplanned pregnancy.