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December 2021 News

November 2021 News

Wednesday
Nov 3

November is National Family Caregiver’s month—a time dedicated to recognizing all the hard work and support that family caregivers offer to their friends and loved ones. Caregiving can be difficult, and caregivers often need a much-deserved break. Even just a few hours alone can make a big difference.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking Caregiver Support AmeriCorps volunteers to provide family caregivers this much-needed break to relax, re-charge, practice self-care and reduce isolation.

October 2021 News

Tuesday
Oct 19

KEYZ News Director Robin Travers chats with the Program Director of North Dakota Companion Services for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) Becky Telin.

LSS assumed operations of the Senior Companion service in North Dakota February 1, 2021, assuring that essential support through this service continued for older adults. Now, they need your help! LSS is currently recruiting for more Senior Companion volunteers throughout North Dakota.

Saturday
Oct 16

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) recently announced that it will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of LSS Host Homes. LSS Host Homes service empowers people with disabilities to lead independent lives and currently supports 90 individuals in 34 counties across Minnesota.

Tuesday
Oct 12

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Host Homes, a service that empowers people with disabilities to lead independent lives in community while receiving support in a family home.

Host Homes matches people with disabilities with individuals or families who provide personalized support in their homes.

September 2021 News

Wednesday
Sep 29
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking volunteers in North Dakota for its Senior Companion service, in partnership with AmeriCorps Seniors, a national service agency, to offer friendship and support to older adults in the community. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota a 156-year-old organization assumed operations of the Senior Companion service in North Dakota February 1, 2021, assuring that essential support through this service continued for older adults. Senior Companion volunteers are age 55 and older and visit older adults weekly, providing friendship, offering encouragement, sharing their time and talents, assisting with errands, grocery shopping and transportation to appointments to support older adults in remaining healthy and independent.
Wednesday
Sep 8

With the fall school season upon us, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) is seeking volunteers statewide for its Foster Grandparent service to offer guidance and encouragement to children and youth in the community. Foster Grandparent volunteers are older adults who traditionally offer one-to-one mentoring in the classroom and other settings to children and youth who may be experiencing academic or social challenges.

August 2021 News

Thursday
Aug 26

It started as a question. When committee members who have overseen construction of a commercial kitchen at Zion Lutheran Church talk about the project, they say it all started with a question about food service needs at Kids of the Kingdom, the child care center based at the church.

Monday
Aug 23
Heidi Wiste, a longtime adoption expert, became president of Children’s Home Society of Minnesota (Children’s Home) on August 19. She was also named associate vice president for Adoption and Foster Care at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS). The two organizations have been partners in Adoption Services since 2012. “It is an incredible honor to step into this role and lead the Adoption Programs at Children’s Home and LSS,” Wiste said. “I am fueled by my passion for this work, the energy of our incredible adoption team and our collective commitment to our mission to help all children thrive.