January 2019 News

Jan 25

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) will host two events to raise awareness about the signs of sex trafficking and educate Brainerd area residents on what they can do to prevent it.

January Soup-Off 

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 25

Where: Rooms 1 and 2 of the Land Service Building, 322 Laurel Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

Jan 25

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), along with partners Big Stone County Memory Link Group and First English Church of Ortonville, will host an event providing training on more effectively serving consumers who may struggle with symptoms of Dementia.

The Dementia-Friendly County Resource Fair will take place on Thursday, January 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First English Church, 9 NW. Third St., Ortonville, Minnesota. Please join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by training until 1:30 p.m.

Jan 25

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) is combining the reach of three regional services in Rochester in a new office. LSS Financial Counseling, Older Adults Services and Youth Services welcomes the community to join us for an open house celebration Wednesday, January 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at our new office in the Metro Sales Building, 1610 NW 14th Street, Suite 300 in Rochester.

Jan 14
Kathy Hermes, a longtime educator and advocate for youth, has received the Changemaker Award from the Minnesota Women’s Press. The annual award recognizes women who “have not only changed the lives of women and children but those who are (also) changing narratives of what it means to be a collaborative, connected community.”

December 2018 News

Dec 20
Susie Emmert has been named Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer for Saint Paul-based Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), which is among the largest human service organizations statewide. Emmert will oversee state and national advocacy initiatives for the organization to improve services and public policies that support full and abundant lives for all Minnesotans.
Dec 14

Check out answers to the Top 5 Money Questions that Americans have in this story by Nerdwallet. Learn important tips from Elaina Johannessen, with LSS Financial Counseling, who was interviewed for this story.