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 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 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 Read More

Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Break the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free… -Isaiah 58:6 Addiction Counseling 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 Read More

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, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Findlay, Fremont, Archbold, Lima, Galion, Fostoria, Wapakoneta.
  • Suboxone medically assisted recovery from opiate addiction is available at the Lima office.
  • Emergency food pantries are available in Toledo and Findlay and Crossroads Financial Opportunity Center of LSS.

Lutheran Ministries of Mercy Appoints New President

Following an extensive search process which began in November of 2016, the Board of Directors of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy (LMM} has selected its next President. At a special meeting held on April 3, 2017, the LMM Board unanimously supported the recommendation of its Executive Committee, naming Terri Rodriguez to succeed Pastor Don Wukotich as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy. Terri will assume these duties effective May 1, 2017.

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Lutheran Ministries of Mercy Annual Meeting Update

The three agencies of the Lutheran Ministries of Mercy converged on the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, once again for the 2017 Annual Meeting. With the theme “Free in Christ, Light of the World!”, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Luther Home of Mercy, and Filling Homes welcomed LMM Board Members, clergy and delegates from our supporting congregations, volunteers, donors and many friends of our ministries for an evening of looking back and looking forward.

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Ohio Benefit Bank Free Tax Preparation Clinics

Crossroads Financial Opportunity Center

Ohio Benefit Bank Free Tax Preparation Clinics

Income Guidelines: Annual gross incomes of less than $65,000 for individual returns and $95,000 for joint returns

Call 419-475-3258 to schedule your appointment

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Financial Education Workshops

The Crossroads Financial Opportunity Center is offering Financial Education Workshops during the months of January-April. The different topics are listed below with the dates and times. Please call 419-475-3258 to register.  

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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.