About Us

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) serves thousands of people in need each day in 29 Ohio counties by addressing the four core societal issues of food, shelter, safety and healing. LSS offers food through the LSS Food Pantries, housing and supportive services through LSS Faith Mission and LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County homeless shelters, domestic violence services through LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, senior living and health care, affordable housing communities, and other services that uplift families and strengthen communities.

LSS is the 2017 recipient of The Columbus Foundation Award for helping central Ohioans in need for more than 100 years.

Mission & History

While LSS services have evolved since our inception in 1912, the core of who we are is still the same. By fulfilling our vision that respect, compassion and love overcome poverty, fear and loneliness, we strive to create a better world by serving people in need. 

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Board Members / Leadership Team

LSS’ board and leadership are deeply connected to the mission and values of LSS. We are ambassadors of the organization – promoting unity of purpose; contributing talent, perspective and resources; providing governance; and collaborating to optimize our impact.

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Business Model

The LSS business plan brings together many different programs and services to work towards the realization of our agency mission.

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Our Stories

Over the years, LSS has touched thousands of lives. Meet some of these inspirational individuals here.

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News

Want to learn more about LSS? Click here for recent press coverage, annual reports, newsletters and more. 

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Financials

Need more information about our Network of Hope? Click here for tax information, annual reports and more. 

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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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