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 27 counties in Ohio.

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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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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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The Medical Respite at Faith Mission had a wonderful visit with Fiona the therapy dog! Fiona and her mom, Sally, will be visiting monthly. The staff and clients loved having them here! ... See MoreSee Less

17 hours ago

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Therapy dogs provide such a wonderful service. My mom would light up when they would visit her assisted living .

Fiona’s the best!!

Dre is a vent patient at LSS The Good Shepherd and his mom rented a whole movie theatre so he could see the new Space Jam: A New Legacy movie. (He is LeBron’s number 1 fan). Unfortunately, circumstances beyond anyone's control canceled the outing. We were so sad for Dre, but his mom said a cheeseburger and fries from Wendy’s will make him happy! Dre had lunch with a nurse and she hooked up her link on his tablet to watch a private viewing of the movie! When things do not turn out as you plan you make a better plan! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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So glad to hear that he was able to watch the movie. ❤️

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❤ How awesome! Glad he was able to watch the movie! LeAnn your awesome!

Glad he could see the movie

What a kind deed

Love this! Love the family, patient, & our amazing caregivers. ❤️

Hi Dre!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ten gold stars for LeAnn Barnard😀

This is awesome!❤

I love this! Margaret Davis ❤️

You guys are awesome! Thank you for all you do! ❤️❤️

Sending prayers 🙏🙏🙏

Soo great

Such kindness and mercy. 💕

Lord your mercy and grace is sufficient. ❤️



Love this.

Download HBOMax you can watch it on there 💕💕

LeAnn Barnard Margaret Davis

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LSS Kensington Place residents were able to go to Johnson's Real Ice Cream and Leah had her first banana split in two years! ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
LSS Kensington Place residents were able to go to Johnsons Real Ice Cream and Leah had her first banana split in two years!

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And I’ll bet Dickie Richard K. Brackin got his frozen banana!

And she looks so happy about that! how wonderful

Oh it looks so good Fantastic idea

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