Since 1882, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) has empowered communities to better their health and well being. Inspired by Christ, we help improve the lives of those we serve. Our history began when Pastor E.J. Homme opened a home for orphaned children in Wittenberg, Wisconsin.
Today, LSS is one of the largest and most experienced health and human services organizations in the Midwest. Our services extend across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, helping people all along the lifespan with services as essential as housing and life-changing as adoption.
Read more about our organization and the programs and services we offer to build healthy communities filled with people using their God-given gifts to serve below.
Healthy communities filled with people using their
God-given gifts to serve.
Act compassionately. Serve humbly. Lead courageously.
We believe each individual's situation is unique and personal. By accompanying them on their journey, we’re better able to show love, dignity and respect.
We believe we are stronger working together. We combine our unique gifts with those of others to serve a greater good, strengthening the whole community as a result.
We believe leadership takes courage. We explore options that challenge the status quo and better enable us to assist others in reaching their objectives.
We believe curiosity helps us to find better ways to make an impact. We make change possible by reading what’s on the horizon and embracing bold new ideas.