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

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

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

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.

People who fall victim to alcoholism and drug abuse find themselves caught in a destructive cycle that seems to take on a life of its own, determined to block every effort to overcome. Desiring to stop, they think they can when something happens that takes them back. People around them, loved ones see and experience hurt, they try to help and try again. “Why don’t they just quit? Why can’t it stop?” The cost is relentless, demanding sacrifice of resources, property, relationships. Love and families are tested and sometimes lost, along with faith and trust. 

Our scriptures speak to people in bondage and despair. They understand the importance of breaking the chains of oppression; and setting free those who are oppressed. At LSSNWO, we aspire to walk with God’s People through valley shadows – to find again the light of hope that no darkness can overcome. 

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.