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

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

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

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

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.

Four Agency Golf Outing

The Four Lutheran Agencies 22nd Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Stone Ridge Golf Club, 1553 Muirfield Drive, Bowling Green, Ohio.  There is a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. 

The cost is $85.00 per golfer with a scramble format.  

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Ohio is your ministry partner in offering evidence-based, compassionate, licensed, accredited mental health services delivered by people you know and trust. As some people have said, we are “large enough to serve your needs and small enough to care.”

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Spring LSS Newsletter

As members of the Ohio chapter of Lutheran Services in America, Lutheran Ministries of Mercy affiliates actively support Lutheran disaster relief services in our state.  Together, the member agencies in Ohio have joined together to assist in building a statewide, interfaith network addressing both the immediate and emergent needs following a disaster in our communities.  

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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.

Feed Your Neighbor

The New Year brings with it new opportunities to serve our community at LSS! Formerly, the Toledo Area Ministries coordinated and directed the network of emergency food pantries. Recently the President of the TAM Board of Trustees commended the volunteers who serve at the pantries, "We are grateful for the many dedicated men and women who have volunteered their time over the years to TAM and the many gifted staff members who faithfully served thousands of citizens in the Toledo area with warmth and compassion.

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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.