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 and serve them as individuals so that their lives may be fulfilled. Here are some of those unique stories.

Janice’s Story

LSS Faith Mission

Eric’s Story

LSS Faith Mission

Maria’s Story

LSS CHOICES

Donetta’s Story

LSS CHOICES

Traci’s Story

LSS Food Pantries

Traci has been coming to the LSS Champion Ave Food Pantry every other month while she gets back on her feet. She has also attended nutrition class at the pantry. She really enjoyed the last class about healthy snacks. Traci used to be a “cookie queen” but the nutritious meal ideas she’s learned have helped her eat healthier. The snacks are great for her children too, and their favorite snack is ants on a log.  Her version is made of celery, peanut or almond butter, and dried cranberries.   “I’m so thankful for the pantry and all the ways it has helped me,” said Traci.

James’ Story

LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County

James, 31, was in the Marines for nearly seven years, four of them in Iraq. When James left the service, things did not go well.  Employment issues, a failed marriage, drug use and a general unhealthy lifestyle lead to James’ homelessness.  He feels lucky to have found LSS’ Faith Mission of Fairfield County. “There is hope,” he said.  “Faith Mission is a good thing.  I don’t know where I’d be without them.  They are great.”  James has been working on his issues and hopes to achieve permanent housing soon.

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