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 At LSSNWO, people have found hope – that they can emerge from the chaos of addictive lifestyles and build a life free of destructive behaviors. This is not easy. It requires change. 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

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

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

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

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, 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.

Four Lutheran Agencies 20th Annual Golf Outing

The Four Lutheran Agencies 20th Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Stone Ridge Golf Club, 1553 Muirfield Drive, Bowling Green, Ohio.  There is a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. 

The cost is $85.00 per golfer with a scramble format.  Registration fees include coffee and donuts during morning registration, green fees, ½ golf cart, use of driving range, and a lunch buffet prepared by the chef at Stone Ridge. 

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Scott Hub Awesome & Active in the Community

On Saturday, April 22, more than 2,800 youth were at over 75 sites volunteering across Northwest Ohio from 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. as part of Global Youth Service Day.

About 10 youth and volunteers from the Scott learning community gathered and put in a day’s worth of hard work tending to the urban farm on Mentor Street, about eight blocks from the school.

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Got a Gift? Plan it Well

A person who is a Gift Planning Counselor is a fellow Lutheran who shares your love for the Lord and understands your desire to help spread the Gospel.

Gift Planning counselors are experienced professionals who can assist you with Christian estate gift planning and the transfer of blessings to family, heirs and the ministries you love.

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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.