Military & Veteran Services
Strengthening Service Members and their Families
LSS values veterans and their contributions to Minnesota and the United States. Recognizing the impact of military service, LSS is committed to supporting veterans, military members and their families through a broad range of high-quality, supportive services.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is a PsychArmor Institute certified Veteran Ready Organization. PychArmor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating civilians and organizations serving veterans to better understand military culture and veteran experiences.
LSS serves more than 16,000 veterans and their family members each year. We have established long-standing partnerships with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) and County Veterans Service Officers (CVSOs). We want each veteran, veteran family member or military service member to find the right supports at the right time.
Through our partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), LSS responds directly to the challenges veterans and their families face through the C.O.R.E. (Casework, Outreach, Referral and Education) program. C.O.R.E services are free to eligible veterans (you meet the MN Statue definition of veteran) and include casework, caregiver support, financial counseling, housing and behavioral health services. Learn more about C.O.R.E.
Services for Military Members, Veterans and their families
Mental Health Services
Helpful Websites and Resources
We provide confidential services to all our Minnesota neighbors, regardless of religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. We work with veterans to find the best solutions and are committed to their health and wellbeing. Veterans, their spouses and family members are welcome.