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

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

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

Grief Group

Begins September 26

Wednesdays from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Weekly Recovery Group

Tuesdays from 4-6 PM

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.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

For many years, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) has provided food and encouraging words to thousands in our community who feed their families with the help of LSS food pantries. Most recently, LSS became the coordinating agency for 13 additional pantries operating as part of the “Feed Your Neighbor” network.

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A New Service of LSS for Companies in Northwest Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio is serving the community in a new and exciting way as the lead partner for an innovative, collaborative, public/private partnership, linked to a network of for-profit companies in Lucas County. The new service is designed to address common workforce needs of the employers and employees.

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Lutheran Social Services Volunteer of the Year

A celebration of generous acts of compassion and service to the people served by LSS ministries was experienced by everyone at the Lutheran Church of the Master, Perrysburg. Our most important advocates share the good news of LSS by word and deed on behalf of our clients and they also do an amazing job of recruiting new volunteers.

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Director of Planned Giving

Lutheran Ministries of Mercy (LMM) is currently seeking a Director of Planned Giving.  

The Director of Planned Giving holds primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts and various other financial avenues that reflect planned and deferred giving opportunities to LMM and its affiliates (Luther Home of Mercy, Filling Homes and Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio).

This is a part-time position.  

Applicants please send a letter of interest to: Terri Rodriguez, President/C.E.O. of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.