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

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

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

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)

LSS Happy Family

Michael is a young man who lost a job and has had difficulty finding enough work to pay the bills. His wife was very pregnant with their second child, so was unable to assist with finding income. The family was evicted from their apartment and, while in the shelter, their child was born. Michael has found part-time work that will shortly lead to full-time, permanent employment.

LSS has been assisting the family with locating affordable housing that is convenient to shopping, bus lines, and other young families for socialization and support. LSS will assist with the down-payment and rent for the few months it will take Michael and his family to get back on their feet. 

When Michael and his wife came into the LSS offices with their landlord for the lease signing, Michael looked around him at the LSS offices.  “You know,” he said, “It’s like a full circle. I was adopted through this Agency.”

 

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.