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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO                                       

Changing Lives for more than 100 Years! 

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio is a faith based social service agency that has been changing lives in Northwestern Ohio for the past 100 years. Assisting communities within a 24 county area, LSSNWO touches the lives of over 13,000 people a year through a variety of services– providing hope, compassion and stability to those in need.LSSNWO has seven branch offices throughout Northwest Ohio and other specialized services that provide help to people of every race, creed and economic status. Counseling services are located in Toledo, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Fremont, Findlay, Fostoria, North Baltimore, Archbold, Defiance, Bryan, Lima, Kenton Prospect and Wapakoneta. Most counseling offices and social service centers also provide emergency food to needy families. Lutheran Social Services provides effective, high-quality family, individual and group therapies focused on the unique issues experienced by Military Service Members,Veterans, and their loved ones. Counseling services are provided by pro­fessionally trained and state licensed staff.We accept: Tri-Care, Most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, Ability to pay available

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 New Location for the LSS Findlay Office & Emergency Food Pantry - Now located at: 1701 Tiffin Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840-6846 on the campus of St John Lutheran Church




PERRYSBURG OFFICE now offering a new Medication Assisted Recovery Suboxone Clinic!!

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CROSSROADS Financial Opportunity Center offers coaching in several locations throughout TOLEDO Click Here   

Ohio Benefit Bank Free Tax Preparation Clinics at Crossroads

February 2, 2016 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (check back or call for March dates 419-475-3258)


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The Stable Families Collaborative

The Stable Families Collaborative Program has been successful in the community at keeping families in their homes as well as children in their same schools.

  • In calendar year 2013 - 2014, a total of 99 households were referred and 97 enrolled.
  • Out of 86 households exiting the program 82 did not become homeless.
  • Out of a total of 257 children enrolled 164 remained in the same school for the entire school year (i.e. had no mobility). 

Lutheran Social Services of NW Ohio is privileged to serve along with the United Way of Greater Toledo and the Siemer Foundation in the Stable Families Collaborative.

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Mission Statement
In response to God's love for all persons, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio provides human services that will strengthen the mental, moral, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing of those who seek this agency's services.


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