Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
LSSWis - Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

A Story of Hope

Brian’s addiction progressed quickly and he soon dropped out of college, overdosed twice, and lost his job, vehicle and home. The supportive LSS therapists and counselors at Genesis House helped Brian to realize that the progressive disease of addiction had taken root and encouraged him to take responsibility for his recovery.

LSS is responding to the opioid crisis. In collaboration with Waukesha County, LSS will provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment at a newly renovated residential care facility at 2000 West Bluemound Road. LSS Aspen Center will offer a wide range of psychosocial rehabilitation and therapeutic services focused on addiction treatment for men and women.

Read more of Brian's story and to find out how you can help!

Our Mission

Act Compassionately.

Serve Humbly. 

Lead Courageously.

Humbly called to serve, we help improve the health and wellbeing of those most in need. We compassionately provide quality services for: a child in crisis with no one to turn to, a family in turmoil, a loved one struggling with mental health or addiction, an elderly person or a person with a disability needing support to live independently and successfully in the community, or a refugee who is fleeing from war and persecution.

Over the last century we have lived our values and co-created programs, along with our partners, to address our states’ most complex challenges for multiple generations. We have changed and innovated new programs to ensure positive outcomes and impact, shown courage by providing services that others have been unwilling to provide, and led with love and compassion – always believing in the infinite worth of those we serve and helping them realize their potential.

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LSS Strengthens Families. Heals Communities. Creates Avenues for Belonging

Foster Care Champion


Sarah Howe, of Janesville, Wisconsin, felt called to give back for her entire life. As an infant Sarah was adopted, leading to a strong desire to pay it forward in her adult life by becoming a foster parent.

A Recovery Story


The day Brian showed up at Genesis House, he had lost everything. Brian, looking much older than his 26 years, was once a star athlete and on the honor roll. He described his life growing up as “normal".

A Mentor for Mason


Mason is 16 years old and has been enrolled in the CCS program for about a year and a half. He is a charming, funny teenager with amazing artistic abilities. .

Max Continues to Reach His Milestones


LSS helped Max, a boy with autism, reach key milestones, including attending a public high school and even joining the school's basketball team.

LSS Programs and Services


6737 W. Washington Street
Suite 2275
West Allis, WI 53214

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