June 2019 News

Jun 27

Camp NoahCamp Noah headed to Redding, California to help kids local kids who experienced the Northern California wildfires process their feelings, learn coping skills and build resiliency.

Jun 25

Camp BenedictFor 66 years, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota's Camp Knutson outside of Crosslake has been known for its charitable camps for children and families in special circumstances. From heart conditions, skin conditions, autism and Down syndrome, Camp Knutson is a special place for campers to congregate for a fun time.

Jun 24

Nearly a year after the Carr Fire hit Northern California, people are still rebuilding and healing.

Camp Noah, which helps kids heal from trauma, came to Shasta County because of the Carr Fire.

"Without this, these kids would tend to keep it inside if they don't have a parent or loved one to talk to," said the camp's mental health professional Hal Ledbetter.

Read more and watch the video at KRCR News

Jun 18

Eager cooks of all ages gather at the St. Peter Co–op every third Tuesday of the month to learn a little about healthy cooking while still being conscious about the almighty budget.

“We have four recipes that we print out and we usually cook three of them. The last one is a simple supper that you can throw together in five minutes,” said Stephanie Hailperin, founder of Friends in the Kitchen, a service by LSS and the St. Peter Co-op.

On today's menu: rhubarb thyme chicken, rhubarb lemon rosemary spritzer and apple pie tacos.

Jun 11

Minnesota Public RadioA new documentary, “A Lost Homeland,” details the history of Vietnamese refugees who fled their country after the Fall of Saigon in 1975, which marked the end of the war in Vietnam and the loss of a homeland for hundreds of thousands of people.

Jun 1

The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners recently endorsed a Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota homeless prevention service, the only one of its kind in the Brainerd lakes area and surrounding region.

LSS is seeking renewal funding through the state's Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program. Lutheran Social Service has experience administering these services to Crow Wing, Todd and Morrison counties since 1999.

May 2019 News

May 30

According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, approximately 185 children each week go into foster care. Becoming a foster parent starts with the commitment to ensure the children will be loved and taken care of.

"The plan was that we wanted to eventually adopt and we had ages and things we really wanted and then as we get calls you just feel the calling,” says Cullen Kennedy. “You don't want to say no, you take whatever the need is, you want to give them the opportunity."

May 18

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking foster parents for children and youth in need.

Changes in child welfare practices and the rise of parental drug abuse have contributed to the increased need for foster families. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, on an average day there were approximately 10,050 children in foster care in Minnesota in 2018, up from 9,900 the previous year.