Who We Are

Dedicated to representing God's love in the form of programs and services that help people in need, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan can trace its origin back to 1882, when Pastor E. J. Homme opened a home for orphaned children in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Through the decades, LSS has grown and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of people and communities throughout our service area. Our 1,100 employees and 1,800 volunteers provide an array of services to meet the needs of people all along the human life span and across a wide variety of situations.

Who We Serve

We are a provider of essential social services for children and families, adults, older adults and persons with disabilities. Services are open to all, no matter their religious affiliation or background. We operate 262 programs at 196 sites in 115 communities.

What We Do

LSS strives to provide life-changing services that meet the most urgent needs of individuals and communities throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. We often work in collaboration with county agencies, state organizations and other valued partners.

Why We Serve

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, LSS helps people improve the quality of their lives and works to change the world-- one grace-filled life at a time.