Hope Starts

WITH A MEAL AND A BED

Support for Homeless & Hungry Adults in Fairfield County

LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County serves people in need by offering a broad array of services to people experiencing homelessness. Through this program clients have access to services such as emergency shelter, employment assistance, housing for veterans and case management.

Our Mission

As a part of the Lutheran Social Services’ Network of Hope, our mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. We live out our faith by ensuring  all people in need of shelter, food and other resouces are received and treated with unconditional kindness, respect and dignity.

Our Services

At Faith Mission of Fairfield County, our services help clients meet their basic food and shelter needs, while also giving them the resources and support to improve their lives. These services include:

  • Emergency Shelter and Food
  • Case Management
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Sober Housing
  • Veteran’s Housing and Supportive Services

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Steve’s Story

Steve came to Lancaster from Florida to live with his sister. Shortly after his arrival, his sister was imprisoned for a parole violation, and Steve lost his place to stay. With no job and no local relatives or friends to help, Steve found himself on the street. He connected with LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County and stayed there for a couple of months. After leaving though, things began to slip sideways. There was a shoplifting incident involving food at a grocery store; a suicide attempt; an official diagnosis of bi-polar disease, ADHD, and depression; and again homelessness. Steve is back at Faith Mission and grateful for the assistance. “I’d be on the street right now without this place. It gets rough out there,” said Steve. He appreciates that Faith Mission offers a variety of programs to help people like him to get back on their feet. With their help, Steve hopes to soon get a job and a home of his home so he can be self-sufficient.

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LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County is a United Way agency and is certified by the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board.

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