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February 2022 News

Wednesday
Feb 9

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) honored several employees with the Anti-Racism Leadership Award in 2021. The award recognizes the contributions of each recipient that further LSS’ efforts to create a more inclusive, equitable organization and society. Each recipient was nominated for the award by their colleagues and selected by a subcommittee of LSS’ Anti-Racism Task Force. The subcommittee noted that all nominees were worthy of recognition as leaders working to create equitable workplaces and communities for all people.

Tuesday
Feb 1
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) offers frozen, shipped meals to older adults statewide through its LSS Meals to Go service. LSS Meals equips older adults to live healthier, more active and independent lives and makes eating fun and easy. They also serve individuals experiencing food insecurities or who need assistance with nutrition or nutrition requirements.

January 2022 News

Thursday
Jan 20

Jane Vader, Safe Harbor Regional Navigator at LSS serving south-central Minnesota, served as a featured speaker on sex trafficking awareness and prevention at Martin Luther College in New Ulm. LSS Mankato manages a 24-Hour Hotline (507.381.5511), connecting youth and young adults to transitional housing services, education and employment support, caring adults, necessities to meet one’s basic needs and other community resources. Read the story here.

Wednesday
Jan 19
Effective January 1, 2022, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota assumed Pooled Trust services operated by The Arc Minnesota that serves individuals with disabilities. The transition will ensure that individuals served through The Arc Minnesota’s Master Pooled Trust continue to preserve their Pooled Trust assets and maintain eligibility for important public benefits, such as social security income and Medicaid. The change is being made due to the retirement of The Arc Minnesota’s Master Pooled Trust Manager, Steve Egly.
Monday
Jan 10
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is dedicated to preventing sex trafficking among youth and to providing support for young people who have experienced sexual exploitation. A virtual “Lunch and Learn” will be offered on Thursday, January 27, from Noon-1 p.m. to hear from Lutheran Social Service leaders across the state about what is being done to prevent trafficking and support youth, and how the community can get involved. The effort is part of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, designed to create awareness and support for individuals who have been affected by this issue. Visit this news post to access the registration link.

December 2021 News