Emergency Choice Food Pantry

LSS food pantries helped families to prepare more than 100,000 meals last year – a huge and vital offering gathered from 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 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

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

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

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a faith based social service agency that has been changing lives in the Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan area for more than 100 years. Assisting communities within a 24 county area, LSSNWO touches the lives of thousands of people each year through a variety of services - providing hope, compassion and stability to those in need.

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio has branch offices throughout the region offering specialized services that help strengthen people of every race, creed and economic status.

  • Counseling services are located in Toledo, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Findlay, Fremont, Archbold, Lima, Galion, Fostoria, Wapakoneta.
  • Suboxone medically assisted recovery from opiate addiction is available at the Lima office.
  • Emergency food pantries are available in Toledo and Findlay and Crossroads Financial Opportunity Center of LSS.

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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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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Letter from Lucy Wayton

By the time you read this the election will be over and we will have elected a new President. This campaign for president has been the most negative of any that I can remember. And I fear that no matter who wins the election, our country will remain very divided. It will take many people working together to bring about healing and restore hope in the future of our country.

“Hope” is a word that we use often without really thinking about the depth of its meaning. For example, “I hope it does not rain for the Thanksgiving parade.” A deeper meaning is “I hope they find a cure for cancer soon.” 

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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.