Create a Better World

By Serving People in Need

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LSS offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people. Through our programs, we reach 29 counties in Ohio.

Impact You Can See

Each program within the Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope is unique and diverse, serving a different function in achieving our mission of creating a better world by serving people in need. We are always striving to restore lives and communities, one person at a time. We are humbled by the number of neighbors we’ve been able to serve.

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Thank You

We couldn’t have this kind of impact without the generosity of our donors, volunteers and staff. Together we’re delivering help and hope to people in need in our communities.

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Get Involved

You can help people in need in many ways. From those experiencing homelessness and families without food, to domestic violence victims and their children, your support makes all the difference.

Our Stories

People come to LSS at different stages in their lives and for different reasons. Each person’s story is unique. We strive to meet our clients, residents, volunteers, partners and donors where they are in life and serve them as individuals so that their lives may be fulfilled. Here are some of those unique stories.

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Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio added 3 new photos.

Thanks to Crossroads Church in Columbus for helping residents in a couple of our senior affordable housing communities by putting together furniture, flipping mattresses and doing other household chores.
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Thanks to Crossroads Church in Columbus for helping residents in a couple of our senior affordable housing communities by putting together furniture, flipping mattresses and doing other household chores.

Congrats to Fred Ehrman, LSS Kensington Place resident, who was selected to be on a recent Honor Flight to Washington! Fred is a veteran of the Korean War and had a surprise mail call on the flight back with hundreds of letters from his fellow Kensington residents and members of his church. Thank you for your service, Fred! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats to Fred Ehrman, LSS Kensington Place resident, who was selected to be on a recent Honor Flight to Washington! Fred is a veteran of the Korean War and had a surprise mail call on the flight back with hundreds of letters from his fellow Kensington residents and members of his church. Thank you for your service, Fred!

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio shared Faith Mission's photo.

You can make a difference in the life of someone experiencing homelessness. You can make it a Summer of Hope at LSS Faith Mission!
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Thank you to everyone who supported our community's homeless individuals at our Summer of Hope radiothon yesterday on 104.9 The River! Enough was raised for 22,500 meals, but more is needed. We serve more than 220,000 meals a year. You can still help! Give now at www.lssnetworkofhope.org/faithmission/summerofhope

4 days ago

You can make a difference in the life of someone experiencing homelessness. You can make it a Summer of Hope at LSS Faith Mission!

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is a United Way agency, a member of Lutheran Services in America and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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