May 2024 News

May 13

In 2023 on any given day, 6,150 children and youth experienced out-of-home care, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota are affiliated organizations seeking foster parents to partner with them in caring for children and youth in need.

April 2024 News

Apr 9

St. Paul-based Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, among the largest human service organizations in Minnesota, announced promotions for three organizational leaders to new executive positions: Joe Khawaja, Alexis Oberdorfer and Janine Fugate.

Apr 8

Legislation called the Minnesota Debt Fairness Act is being considered and would ban medical providers from denying non-emergency care to patients with large overdue bills, lower the interest rate on medical debt to zero, and keep medical debt from showing up on credit reports. Listen to a rebroadcast from 2022 as MPR News host Angela Davis talks about medical debt with experts including Kim Miller with LSS Financial Counseling.

March 2024 News

Mar 30

Shannon Doyle, financial education program manager with LSS Financial Counseling, talked with Pam Lundell on KTIS Radio's Community Spotlight program about the wide range of services available, including Debt Management Plans -- an effective way to tackle credit card debt -- as well as identity theft prevention strategies. Check it out!

Listen to the interview.

Mar 15

The Greater Pine Island Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on Hurricane Ian recovery efforts, hosted a free spring break camp in March designed to support elementary school-aged children from Greater Pine Island and Matlacha who have been affected by disaster.  

Mar 14
Charlie Korinta, a life-long resident of Detroit Lakes, is going on 27 years as a Senior Companion volunteer through Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), serving as a friendly visitor to older adults in the community to help them remain healthy and living independently.