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

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

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)

Volunteers Impact Food Pantry

LSS food pantries helped families to prepare more than 100,000 meals last year – a huge and vital offering gathered from donations and served up by some of the most devoted volunteers on the planet. These programs are extra busy through Fall and Winter months; and LSS volunteers step up in response to increased needs. Our Volunteers were thankful and greatly encouraged by a Thrivent Action grant for our Toledo Emergency Food Pantry.

This gift enabled purchase of quality, nutritional and much needed food – right now for families experiencing emergency needs. 

Thrivent Action Grants encourage “hands on” ministries. Highlighting just a couple examples of how this works: 

  • LSS Volunteers were thankful and greatly encouraged by a Thrivent Action Grant for our Toledo Emergency Food Pantry. This gift enabled purchase of quality, nutritional and much needed food – right now for families experiencing emergency needs.
  • Belle Osburn, a former Volunteer of the Year, applied for a Thrivent Grant, matched it with her own $250.00; and bought 154 pounds of ground chuck for the our Toledo Pantry. 

Thank you Thrivent. Thank you Belle and all LSS Volunteers!

For the Emergency Food Pantry locations and hours, navigate to the Emergency Choice Food Pantry page.

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.