January 2019 News

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.

November 2018 News

Nov 16

Tonia Brinston, financial educator for LSS Financial Counseling, received an award as one of the Top Women in Finance by Finance & Commerce Newspaper on November 15. Brinston, based in Minneapolis, was recognized at an awards dinner attended by more than 450 people at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Each year, this award recognizes 45 outstanding women who make notable contributions to their professions and communities.

Nov 9
The Hometown Focus highlighted Minnesota Service CORE, which is celebrating a decade of supporting Minnesota veterans and strengthening military families. CORE, which stands for counseling and case management, outreach, referral and education, is dedicated to strengthening service members, veterans and their families by providing access to care for mental and behavioral health, employment, housing and financial counseling. The CORE program is a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS).