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

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 are offering best practice, evidenced based Medically-Assisted Recovery services.   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 northwestern Ohio. Our licensed and experienced therapists can provide individual and group psychotherapy for: 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

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

Blue Holidays – A service of honor and hope

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Advent Lutheran Center

Grief Group

Begins September 26

Wednesdays from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Weekly Recovery Group

Tuesdays from 4-6 PM

Heart and Soul Harvest Dinner Theater

October 18 

Hope Lutheran Church (Larson Hall)

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

Heart and Soul Harvest Dinner Theater

Heart and Soul Harvest Dinner Theater
October 18, 2018
Hope Lutheran Church (Larson Hall)
2201 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH

Please come and share an evening with Chef Kevin Maxey & Issue Box Theater as they create an unforgettable experience of culinary delights and the magic of theater.

Harvest Dinner tickets may be purchased by clicking the “Donate” button. Please select “Harvest Dinner” to make your purchase.

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Blue Holidays

Blue Holidays – A service of honor and hope.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Advent Lutheran Center,
6735 W. Sylvania Ave, Corner of McCord and Sylvania, Sylvania, OH

For some people the Holiday Season is not a season of joy…for them the loss of a loved one or a job, feelings of fear, or powerful emotions of anxiety and grief are just too strong.

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Financial Education Workshops

Develop strategies to recover financially from economic hardships.  Create a budget/spending plan. Establish savings after experiencing a financial setback. Repair and rebuild credit.

Workshops to be held at two locations.  Call 419-475-3258 for registration.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

For many years, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) has provided food and encouraging words to thousands in our community who feed their families with the help of LSS food pantries. Most recently, LSS became the coordinating agency for 13 additional pantries operating as part of the “Feed Your Neighbor” network.

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A New Service of LSS for Companies in Northwest Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio is serving the community in a new and exciting way as the lead partner for an innovative, collaborative, public/private partnership, linked to a network of for-profit companies in Lucas County. The new service is designed to address common workforce needs of the employers and employees.

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Director of Planned Giving

Lutheran Ministries of Mercy (LMM) is currently seeking a Director of Planned Giving.  

The Director of Planned Giving holds primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts and various other financial avenues that reflect planned and deferred giving opportunities to LMM and its affiliates (Luther Home of Mercy, Filling Homes and Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio).

This is a part-time position.  

Applicants please send a letter of interest to: Terri Rodriguez, President/C.E.O. of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.