Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope

Creating a Better World

By Serving People in Need

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By joining this special group of monthly donors, you'll give people in need access to lasting solutions all year long. Join today to help ensure that we're always ready to serve nutritious meals, offer safe shelter, and provide clean clothing to the neighbors who need them most.

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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.

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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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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This week is National Volunteer Week! We are so grateful for our volunteers. Without them, we could not provide the services we do to people who are homeless, hungry and in need of safety or care. From all our programs - Faith Mission, LSS Food Pantries, Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence, Kensington Place, The Good Shepherd, Lutheran Village and all the rest - THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less
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LSS Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence has been told to expect around $208,000 in funding from the federal Victims of Crime Act in FY22. In FY20 it was more than double that at $467,000. These cuts are not sustainable and hurt victims of domestic violence! ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
LSS Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence has been told to expect around $208,000 in funding from the federal Victims of Crime Act in FY22.  In FY20 it was more than double that at $467,000. These cuts are not sustainable and hurt victims of domestic violence!
“Kensington’s residents are friendly and it is so nice to talk to my neighbors in the dining room during meals. My apartment is spacious and comfortable. We have an amazing Senior Fit facility! The contributions of Margaret, the personal trainer, enhance the health and well-being of Kensington residents. I have felt safe here during the COVID-19 pandemic and overall have highly positive thoughts about Kensington Place.” - Marcia, Kensington resident ... See MoreSee Less
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“Kensington’s residents are friendly and it is so nice to talk to my neighbors in the dining room during meals. My apartment is spacious and comfortable. We have an amazing Senior Fit facility! The contributions of Margaret, the personal trainer, enhance the health and well-being of Kensington residents. I have felt safe here during the COVID-19 pandemic and overall have highly positive thoughts about Kensington Place.” - Marcia, Kensington resident

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I love working with Marcia in SeniorFit. She is doing great and works hard. 👍

I enjoy Marcia as a client in the salon, she is always positive and friendly! ❤️

My mom and dad lived there. My dad helped get it built. It’s CC a wonderful place.

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