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

Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) has been a leader in providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services throughout Northwest Ohio for over 100 years.  We recognize the devastating impact of the opiate and heroin addiction epidemic in our communities, and are offering best practice, evidenced based Medically-Assisted Recovery services.   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

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

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, Wapakoneta.
  • Suboxone medically assisted recovery from opiate addiction is available at the Toledo office.
  • Emergency food pantries are available in Toledo and Findlay and Crossroads Financial Opportunity Center of LSS.

LMM Launches Combined Fundraising Campaign

LMM launches first combined fundraising campaign that will continue to ensure access to community programs and resources.

IN A FEW SHORT weeks Lutheran Ministries of Mercy will be launching our first combined fundraising effort. This is a big step for us as we move forward together…LSS, Luther Home and Filling Home…under the LMM umbrella. We are thankful that many of you, whether a new donor or a donor who has been with us for decades, supports the mission of LSS, a mission you truly believe in. We are additionally grateful that Luther Home and Filling Home also count many LSS donors among their supporters.

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2019 Spring Newsletter

The 2019 Spring Newsletter has been published.  

Life.Support. LSS helps people gain back their life by supporting and strengthen individuals, families and communities.

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Toledo Walleye Visit Scott HUB

Members of The Toledo Walleye Hockey team visited Scott High School’s HUB to participate in the cooking class. 

The HUB received a grant last year from the Walleye Wishing Well administered through the Toledo Community Foundation. The grant was used to start a cooking class and teach life skills to the students.

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LMM Welcomes Karen R. Mathison, CFRE

Karen joins Lutheran Ministries of Mercy as the Director of Planned Giving. Karen has 20 years of experience in successful fundraising, non-profit management, strategic planning, board development and organizational development and is an accomplished leader in the non-profit sector.

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Administrative Offices

2149 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: 419-243-9178
Fax: 419-243-4450


Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a faith-based 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.