The Church's Response To The Heroin Epidemic

Drug addiction is one of the most damaging habits in our society today.  WGTE discusses with a panel of Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LLSNWO) staff the trap that opioids gradually have on people in every socially economic demographics. 

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International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

The Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition at the University of Toledo Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute hosted the 13th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference on September 22 – 23, 2016.

Lucy Wayton, Vice-President of LSS of NW Ohio, Lucas County Coalition member, attended and presented at one of the sessions at this conference. 

Great Expectations

“The power of any life,” said Phillips Brooks at the end of our Nineteenth Century, “lies in its expectancy. What do you hope for? What do you expect?”

Six and a half foot Bishops received considerable notice a hundred years ago; but the enduring picture of Pastor Brooks is that of a gentle giant playing on the floor with Sunday School children, frequently leading them in songs made-up just for them. One such children’s song provides inspiring insight into his own expectations:

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The Community Care Award

The Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition awarded the Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio with the Community Cares Award.

This award recognized the Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio for helping the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition by serving as a fiduciary agency and providing office space. 

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#GivingTuesdayNWO

Giving TuesdayNWO is our way of committing to one of the core services Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio provides to the community. Throughout the region we provide the highest quality, compassionate and evidence based counseling that is proven to strengthen and change lives.

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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.