Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Break the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free… -Isaiah 58:6 Addiction Counseling At LSSNWO, people have found hope – that they can emerge from the chaos of addictive lifestyles and build a life free of destructive behaviors. This is not easy. It requires change. Read More

Military Service Persons

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. Read More

Behavioral Health/Counseling

Behavioral Health Mental Health Counseling Services are available at the LSSNWO regional offices as well as numerous counseling sites throughout northwestern Ohio. Our licensed and experienced therapists can provide individual and group psychotherapy for: Read More

Emergency Choice Food Pantry

The Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) operates an Emergency Choice Food Pantry to help the families of the area in times of need. For more information call Joyce Willier at 419-243-9178. Read More

Hope for Families Affected by Domestic Violence

A bruised reed he will not break, a flickering candle he will not quench… -Isaiah 42:3 Why would anyone turn violent against people they love? Violence is frightening, and it hurts. When violence comes to a home, it is called “Domestic Violence.” Read More

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a faith based social service agency that has been changing lives in the Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan area for more than 100 years. Assisting communities within a 24 county area, LSSNWO touches the lives of thousands of people each year through a variety of services - providing hope, compassion and stability to those in need.

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio has branch offices throughout the region offering specialized services that help strengthen people of every race, creed and economic status.

  • Counseling services are located in Toledo, Bowling Green, Findlay, Fremont, Archbold, Lima, Galion, Fostoria, Wapakoneta.
  • Suboxone medically assisted recovery from opiate addiction is available at the Lima office.
  • Emergency food pantries are available in Toledo and Findlay and Crossroads Financial Opportunity Center of LSS.

Renewal - Terri Rodriguez, President & CEO

As we welcome the New Year at Lutheran Social Services we are thankful for the holiday season just past. The treasured memories of these days carry us, with grateful hearts, into the promise of a new year. As we move forward in faith, our Lutheran Ministries of Mercy affiliation; the internal goals we set for ourselves; and how we interact with one other and our community sets us apart from many other non-profit agencies.

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Feed Your Neighbor Now Being Directed by the LSS Emergency Food Pantry Services

The New Year brings with it new opportunities to serve our community at LSS! Formerly, the Toledo Area Ministries coordinated and directed the network of emergency food pantries. Recently the President of the TAM Board of Trustees commended the volunteers who serve at the pantries, "We are grateful for the many dedicated men and women who have volunteered their time over the years to TAM and the many gifted staff members who faithfully served thousands of citizens in the Toledo area with warmth and compassion.

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LSS Breathes New Life into Toledo Area Ministries Personal Needs Pantries

Another casualty of the closing of Toledo Area Ministries was the Personal Needs Pantries. LSS was contacted by two concerned Toledo pastors whose churches have been long and deeply involved in the Personal Care Ministry. Both Pastor Jerry Rayl of First St. John and Pastor Al Swartz of Grace, along with their volunteers, said the need is great and the use of an assessor was high on their list of needs to start up again.

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Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a Christian agency founded in 1911 by the Fremont Conference of the American Lutheran Church. LSSNWO is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). More than 200 Lutheran congregations in Northwestern Ohio are corporate members of LSSNWO. Lutheran Social Services also is a member of one of the nation’s largest service organization – Lutheran Services of America.