Military & Veteran Services


Strengthening Service Members and Their Families


Since 2008, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) to support military members, veterans and their families in maintaining their wellbeing through the Minnesota Service CORE program. CORE stands for casework, outreach, referral and education.

CORE services can foster greater peace of mind and resiliency, support the development of new skills to cope with challenges and improve relationships. PsychArmor Institute certified veteran-ready organization seal

LSS is a PsychArmor Institute certified Veteran Ready organization committed to supporting those who have served and their families.


Our Services

Behavioral Health Counseling

Our dedicated, trauma-trained team understands that the military has its own culture, and that civilian life can be challenging both during and after service. Our team offers compassionate, effective support and are trained in understanding military culture. 

Our services include:

  • Individuals and Couple's Counseling.
  • Family Counseling and Support.
  • Deployment and Reintegration support.
  • Diagnostic Assessment.
  • Trauma-Focused Behavioral Therapy.

Contact Behavioral Health Counseling

Caregiver Support & Respite

Our services can empower you, increase your caregiving skills, reduce isolation, offer breaks and support your overall well-being.

Our services include:

  • Classes and Workshops.
  • Coaching and Counseling.
  • Emergency Care Planning.
  • Respite Care.
  • Support Groups.

Contact Caregiver Support & Respite

Case Management

Whatever challenges you are facing, our case managers assess each individual's situation. They create a personalized plan identifying beneficial services and resources found at LSS or through our large network of providers across the state.

Fill out the contact form below to reach a case manager and find supportive services or call 844.577.2673.

Financial Counseling

We offer nonjudgmental, confidential guidance and support that equip you to achieve financial wellness.

Our financial counseling services include:

  • Budgeting.
  • Credit Improvement.
  • Debt Mangement.
  • Foreclosure Prevention.
  • Homeownership.
  • Student Loan Counseling.

Contact LSS Financial Counseling

LSS Meals

We offer nutritious, homestyle meals through LSS Meals to Go — a convenient frozen meal shipment service. Our meals are designed by a registered dietitian to provide variety, balanced nutrition, and to meet dietary needs.

Contact LSS Meals

Homeless Initiative

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, in collaboration with Minnesota Heading Home, is committed to ending homelessness for Veterans. We work with you to find solutions for short-and long-term shelter.  

Contact Homeless Initiative

Veterans Support Groups

Our support, therapy and wellness groups are facilitated by team members trained in trauma informed care and experienced in working with veterans, military members and their families.

Some of the groups we offer include:

  • Men's Veterans PTSD Support Groups.
  • Women's Support Groups for Family Members of Veterans.

Contact Veterans Support Groups

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“The support I found in LSS CORE services brought me from hopeless to hopeful.”

~ Bea, widow of a longtime Army Intelligence Officer, benefitted form Behavioral Health and Financial Counseling services.