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Accreditations and Association Memberships

 Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is proud to have received the following accreditations and certifications and to be a member of associations listed below: 

Accreditations and Certifications


Council on Accreditation 
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child and family service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying and promoting accreditation standards.


Center for Guardianship Certification 
The Center for Guardianship Certification enhances the quality of guardianship services by providing examination and certification of guardians and fiduciaries.


Charities Review Council  
LSS is proud to have achieved the “Meets All Standards” report granted by the Charities Review Council. As one of the largest private, nonprofit social service organizations in Minnesota, we value this evaluation as a way of honoring the support of this community and by committing to the highest standards of conduct in our work in Minnesota and worldwide. 



National Council on Aging 
A national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities.


Minnesota Association for Guardianship & Conservatorship  
The Minnesota Association for Guardianship & Conservatorship (MAGiC) is committed to ensuring that the appropriate level of quality substitute decision-making is applied consistently.


National Guardianship Association 
The National Guardianship Association (NGA) advances the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship. NGA believes that those appointed to the care of guardians, conservators and fiduciaries deserve quality services and that every person should be provided respect, due process, rights and dignity in guardianship.


National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs 
The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) is a national membership organization for persons across the country working to provide older adults healthful food and nutrition through community-based services.


Meals on Wheels Association of America 
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based senior nutrition programs in all 50 U.S. States, as well as the U.S. Territories.

Americorps Senior Logo

This is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations like LSS that are dedicated to the improvement of communities. LSS Caregiver & Companion Services partner with AmeriCorps.


Minnesota Board on Aging 

Our state funding is administered through the Minnesota Board on Aging.