Give Thanks and Give Light!

Lutheran Social Services can help you to “Give Light”. The light of hope also shines on the hearts of people who arrive at our door seeking recovery from alcohol and drug addictions. A team of light bearers greet people at LSS who are seeking recovery with medications and mental health therapy to assist them in achieving and maintaining sobriety.

A gift of $170 provides light for people in the medically assisted recovery from heroin and other opioid drugs program.

A gift of $100 increases the light of recovery for an hour of parenting and mental health services.

A gift of $50 can feed 24 families of four with emergency food from the LSS Pantry for three days.

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse

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 offer Medically-Assisted Recovery services which began in April, 2017.

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Our Meals Need Wheels

At LSS we are thankful to be able to provide more than 114,660 meals annually to residents of the Toledo area and Hancock County.  Our agency food pantries, operating in Toledo and Findlay, are stretched to capacity as we work side by side with program participants in an effort to create wholesome and nutritious family meals.  Integrated into the fiber of the neighborhoods, we offer welcoming and supportive sites that affirm the dignity of each individual. Donations of food are welcomed into these food pantries from a variety of sources.  Individuals, churches and groups contribute thousands of items each year.  We also receive food distributions from our large community collection sites.  In Toledo there are two, Toledo Seagate

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Toledo Pantry Blessings

In September several members of St. Peter, Blackberry ,and St. Luke’s, Yondota, came to the Toledo pantry on God’s Work Our Hands Sunday. They came ready to work and for two hours they sorted and shelved donated food.  As a result of this, the pantry has a new volunteer!  God does work to fulfill our need and we did need another volunteer.

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Toledo Jeep And United Way Of Greater Toledo Team Up

We have all heard about the new Wrangler going into production soon. The Toledo Assembly Complex (Jeep) will be launching the new Wrangler this fall. Over the course of six weeks, about 3,000 Jeep employees are being coordinated through United Way of Greater Toledo to volunteer at 35+ agencies as part of their orientation/emersion. In addition to volunteering, they have three days of training at the University of Toledo and also get to do some off-roading at the complex. They will return to work gradually through the month of October after being off since April.

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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.