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

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

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

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

Lutheran Ministries of Mercy Appoints New President

Following an extensive search process which began in November of 2016, the Board of Directors of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy (LMM} has selected its next President. At a special meeting held on April 3, 2017, the LMM Board unanimously supported the recommendation of its Executive Committee, naming Terri Rodriguez to succeed Pastor Don Wukotich as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy. Terri will assume these duties effective May 1, 2017.

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Lutheran Ministries of Mercy Annual Meeting Update

The three agencies of the Lutheran Ministries of Mercy converged on the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, once again for the 2017 Annual Meeting. With the theme “Free in Christ, Light of the World!”, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Luther Home of Mercy, and Filling Homes welcomed LMM Board Members, clergy and delegates from our supporting congregations, volunteers, donors and many friends of our ministries for an evening of looking back and looking forward.

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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.