Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
Meet Jill and Randy Polifka who have welcomed more than 40 foster children into their home. Hear their story and that of Jessie, who came to live with them when she was 16.Published February 2017
Learn about Spring City Corner Clubhouse, a LSS daytime drop-in center in Waukesha offering a safe environment for those living with a mental illness. Published July 2015
Cole is in his 30s and he’s living on his own for the very first time. He takes the bus, has a job and leads a full and active life in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Watch his story.Published November 2016
John Schaller was adopted as a baby through LSS. Today, he serves as the organization's Board Chairman. Published July 2015
Sara Meyer and Mike Witzke of LSS talk about the need for more foster care homes in the La Crosse area in a TV interview with Eric Jacobson of WKBT.Broadcast July 2016
Learn how Jim used the services and support at the Cephas House in Waukesha, Wisconsin to get his life back on track. Published July 2015
Our Providing Access to Healing Program helps student struggling with mental health issues by bringing counseling and support directly to them during the school day. Published April 2016
Our SCAN program helps children recognize child abuse so they can tell trusted adults and get help. Published July 2015
When Jackson was adopted through LSS, his adoptive parents and birth mother created a circle of love that will surround him for years to come. Published April 2016
Homme, a LSS residence aimed at helping individuals overcome their struggles, helped Damario break free from his troubled past. Learn more.
The staff at Wellspring, an adult resource center in Green Bay, helped Linda get back on her feet when she needed it. Published April 2016
LSS Foundation Board Member Patricia Wesner enjoys serving our organization during her retirement. Published April 2015
With the help of LSS Connections, Tyler Fech has accomplished a lot in his 18 years. Learn about his accomplishments.
LSS helped Rick overcome its drug and alcohol addictions to become a functioning member of his community. Published April 2015
Jonalyn found her forever family with the help of the LSS Ambassadors Program. Published April 2016
Samuel, born with a rare genetic condition, beat the odds with the help of the LSS Birth to Three program. Learn more.
The Alseth family of South Range received the Outstanding Adoptive Family Award, after adopting two special needs children and fostering a third. Published April 2016
Learn how the LSS Wellspring daytime walk-in center serves as a sanctuary for women in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
LSS helped Max, a boy with autism, reach key milestones, including attending a public high school and even joining the school's basketball team. Published April 2016
Meet John Howman, the LSS Board of Directors chairman.
The Make the Ride Happen program provides transportation to those who need it in Northeast Wisconsin. Read how one volunteer, Russ Van Straten, makes a difference. Published March 2016
Learn how LSS helped families in southern Wisconsin rebuild their homes after record flooding in 2008.
If you're experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, here are some things you should keep in mind before making any decisions. Published March 2016
LSS staff members helped Doug get on his feet with a one bedroom apartment and medical assistance. Published January 2015
Ciara thought no one wanted her - until Greg and Joelle Scheithauer asked her to be their daughter. With the help of LSS, they are now a forever family. Published February 2016
647 W. Virginia Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204