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 shared Faith Mission's photo.

We are so appreciative of all our LSS volunteers! Without them, we could never provide so many services to people in need. Last year, volunteers served 118,194 hours across our agency.
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This week is volunteer appreciation week and we love our volunteers! Genoa Church volunteers three times a month and says, “ We just love serving people in whatever capacity we can.” We appreciate them!

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We are so appreciative of all our LSS volunteers!  Without them, we could never provide so many services to people in need.  Last year, volunteers served 118,194 hours across our agency.

What a sweet picture that captured a special moment between Mary, LSS The Good Shepherd resident, and Amelia, 2. We think it's important for children to spend time with seniors and seniors to spend time with children! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

What a sweet picture that captured a special moment between Mary, LSS The Good Shepherd resident, and Amelia, 2.  We think its important for children to spend time with seniors and seniors to spend time with children!

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio added 2 new photos.

The Gospel Crusaders came to sing at LSS The Good Shepherd and then ate lunch with us to celebrate volunteer week!
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4 days ago

The Gospel Crusaders came to sing at LSS The Good Shepherd and then ate lunch with us to celebrate volunteer week!

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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