About Us

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a faith based social service agency that has been changing lives in Northwestern Ohio for the past 100 years.

Assisting communities within a 24 county area, LSSNWO touches the lives of over 13,000 people a year through a variety of services–providing hope, compassion and stability to those in need. LSSNWO has seven branch offices throughout Northwest Ohio and other specialized services that provide help to people of every race, creed and economic status.

Counseling services are located in: Archbold, Bowling Green, Bryan, Defiance, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Kenton, Lima, North Baltimore, Prospect, Toledo, Wapakoneta.

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. Most counseling offices and social service centers also provide emergency food to needy families. 

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.