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

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

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

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

Blue Holidays – A service of honor and hope

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Advent Lutheran Center

Grief Group

Begins September 26

Wednesdays from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Weekly Recovery Group

Tuesdays from 4-6 PM

Heart and Soul Harvest Dinner Theater

October 18 

Hope Lutheran Church (Larson Hall)

Gray Wolves

Mr. Terry Bossert is a friend of LSS of Northwestern Ohio and has been for many years. Terry recently retired from ProMedica but has turned his energies towards helping others in some very special ways. His charitable giving plans reflect his heart as Terry works with the ELCA Foundation to support important ministries, including LSS.

It is not surprising to learn that Terry was recognized by Lourdes University in the “At Lourdes Magazine” as a philanthropist who is committed to making a difference in the lives of Lourdes students. He does this by making provisions in his will for 14 scholarships.

Terry also supports the Tim Berta baseball scholarship named after the inspirational player who survived the Bluffton Baseball team accident of 2007 that claimed the lives of six people, the bus driver, and the driver’s wife. Tim Berta is now a coach for the catchers on the Lourdes Baseball team.

Back when the accident happened however, LSS therapists from the Lima office were of the fi rst to respond to the emotional and spiritual needs of the students at Bluffton University at the time of the accident.

What a blessing that Terry Bossert has chosen to support LSS with a Charitable Gift Annuity that will provide mental health services to communities throughout northwest Ohio! We are grateful for Terry’s generosity and commitment to the mission of LSS.   

At Lourdes Magazine, Fall 2015

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.