Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope

Creating a Better World

By Serving People in Need

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LSS offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people. Through our programs, we reach 29 counties in Ohio.

Impact You Can See

Each program within the Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope is unique and diverse, serving a different function in achieving our mission of creating a better world by serving people in need. We are always striving to restore lives and communities, one person at a time. We are humbled by the number of neighbors we’ve been able to serve.

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We couldn’t have this kind of impact without the generosity of our donors, volunteers and staff. Together we’re delivering help and hope to people in need in our communities.

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Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope

You can help people in need in many ways. From those experiencing homelessness and families without food, to domestic violence victims and their children, your support makes all the difference.

Our Stories

Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope

People come to LSS at different stages in their lives and for different reasons. Each person’s story is unique. We strive to meet our clients, residents, volunteers, partners and donors where they are in life and serve them as individuals so that their lives may be fulfilled. Here are some of those unique stories.

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"All my life I have taken care of people, for 20 years as a nurse aide in a nursing home. I was down in the dumps after my sister died and felt so alone. I thought I would die with no one to care for and had health problems. My case worker took me to Woodridge Place and shortly after submitting my application I got a place. I made friends and I cook all the holiday meals to feed the people in the building. That is what makes me happy." Juanita, resident of an LSS Affordable Housing community ... See MoreSee Less

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All my life I have taken care of people, for 20 years as a nurse aide in a nursing home. I was down in the dumps after my sister died and felt so alone. I thought I would die with no one to care for and had health problems. My case worker took me to Woodridge Place and shortly after submitting my application I got a place. I made friends and I cook all the holiday meals to feed the people in the building. That is what makes me happy. Juanita, resident of an LSS Affordable Housing community

Congrats to LSS Lutheran Village and The Good Shepherd for both being recognized by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce for going a full year without a lost time injury. TGS was also recognized for reducing our incidence rate from prior year, having the lowest incident rate in our group and working over 500,000 hours without a lost time injury! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats to LSS Lutheran Village and The Good Shepherd for both being recognized by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce for going a full year without a lost time injury. TGS was also recognized for reducing our incidence rate from prior year, having the lowest incident rate in our group and working over 500,000 hours without a lost time injury!

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It's #NationalVolunteerWeek and many of our LSS programs are having special appreciation events. We couldn't help so many people in need without our wonderful volunteers!
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Its #NationalVolunteerWeek and many of our LSS programs are having special appreciation events. We couldnt help so many people in need without our wonderful volunteers!

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is a United Way agency, a member of Lutheran Services in America and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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