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About Us

  • Collaborative Service Partners

    Lutheran Social Service has established innovative partnerships and works collaboratively with individuals, groups, organizations, government agencies, congregations and volunteers to provide a continuum of care in support of our vision that all people have the opportunity to live and work with full and abundant lives.

  • Featured Collaborative Service Partnerships

    LSS has established dozens of collaborative partnerships; a few examples are featured below.

    FP_CFCLfamilCenter for Changing Lives

    With the opening of the Center for Changing Lives, LSS brought together uncommon service partners to provide housing and support services. Together with our partners, Messiah Lutheran Church, Kleidoscope Place, Suitably Yours, and virtually all levels of government, we give new expression to the power inherent in partnerships. The Center for Changing Lives transforms how we deliver social service and serves as a model of innovation and collaboration.

    EFC Building

    Eastside Financial Center

    The Eastside Financial Center (EFC) is a unique community-based center that offers families and individuals the opportunity to create and build financial assets to improve their financial wellbeing through the combination of innovative financial services and programs. The EFC empowers people to create and build assets, protect themselves from predatory financial practices, and create a strengthened and equitable community. Located on the eastside of St. Paul, the EFC offers budget, credit, and debt counseling, financial coaching, career coaching, screening for public benefits programs, banking and financial products, customized matched savings programming, free tax preparation services, and job-seeker and money management workshops.

    FP_VetsCORECORE Military/Veteran Family Services

    Minnesota Service C.O.R.E. is a nation-leading program designed to bring essential, community-based services directly to veterans, military members and their families. This joint partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) provides access to a broad range of wellness services, including individual and family counseling, financial counseling, debt management, addiction counseling, disability services and in-home counseling. The goal is to help all veterans and their families develop skills and draw on their own strengths to bring about successful and lasting family stability.