Helping People Across Wisconsin and Michigan
Dedicated to representing God’s love through programs and services that help people in need, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan traces its origin to 1882 when Pastor E.J. Homme opened a home for orphaned children in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Now, 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.
We change lives in many different ways: with a meal for someone who hasn’t eaten lately; a course of treatment for someone struggling with addiction; or a comprehensive set of services for an individual, family or community.
Affiliated with congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, LSS welcomes and serves people of all faiths and backgrounds. We thank the ELCA churches that support our ministry of social service; we’re also grateful to the United Way, county and state governments, corporations, foundations and thousands of caring individuals. Learn more: