The Rotary Club of Toledo Awards Grant to LSS’s “Our Meals Need Wheels” Initiative

Good news! LSS received a grant from the Toledo Rotary Foundation!

Our sincere and deepest thanks goes to the Rotary Club of Toledo for a generous gift of $10,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle to pick up food for the LSS Emergency Choice Food Pantry and the Feed Your Neighbor Pantries. This grant for the “Our Meals Need Wheels” project is very much appreciated and accepted by Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio Emergency Choice Pantry on behalf of the individuals and families we serve throughout Lucas County and the City of Toledo.  

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Zion Endowment Awarded to Support Returning Citizens

LSS has been awarded a grant from the Mission Endowment Fund of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterville to support a new program that will serve people who are returning to the community from incarceration in jail or prison. In this program, an LSS employee will work with people at no cost to them to help them to overcome the obstacles encountered when returning to the community, such as finding suitable and stable housing, arranging for transportation, and finding and keeping a job. Social research shows that when these needs are not met in stable and dependable ways, the likelihood of returning to criminal behavior rises and people are more likely to return to jail or prison.

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Women’s Empowerment Group

The Women’s Empowerment Group will resume after taking the summer off. It has resumed on Thursday, September 6 from 1-2:30 P.M. The focus of the group will be on personal growth and self-knowledge through effective boundary-setting based on the book, “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend.

Participants may call the B.G. Office 419-352-0702 to schedule an assessment prior to attending group. Most insurances including Medicaid can be assessed for group treatment.

A Time to Give Thanks

Each year, the first Sunday of November, we gather for All Saints Day to remember those who have gone before us in faith. It is a time to commemorate those we have lost… to celebrate the inspirational people we have met on our journey and the joy of our shared history.

These often aren’t famous folks, but rather those everyday people who have touched our lives in the most meaningful of ways…our neighbor who shared their backyard garden harvest or a friend whose presence and companionship meant so much in our lives. And so it is this early November, when our thoughts turn to the friends of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy that we have grown to know and love.

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Dr. Grossman Joins LSS Family

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

Dr. David Grossman has recently joined the LSS family of clinicians in our Toledo office to offer Medically-Assisted Recovery. Prior to joining LSS Dr. Grossman served as the Lucas County Health Commissioner and currently is in a private practice.

Body • Spirit • Mind


23 Apr 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group
30 Apr 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group
07 May 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group
14 May 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group
21 May 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group

Contact Us

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.