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Positive Avenues Provides Warmth On Cold Days

WQOW, News 18 in Eau Claire broadcasted a story on how Positive Avenues is helping the area's homeless stay warm during the bitter cold of recent days.
Broadcast December 2016

National Adoption Month Interview on KTI Country

Kim Westfahl, director of adoption and out of home care for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan talks about how the adoption process works.

Broadcast November 2016

Appleton Family Welcomes Daughter from Kyrgyzstan

Sofia, who has Down syndrome, was in an orphanage in Kyrgyzstan that’s part of the LSS International Adoption program. With the help of LSS, and after three trips to Kyrgyzstan, Angie and Nathan Schlesner brought Sofia home. Hear their interview during National Adoption Month.
Broadcast November 2016

PATH Program Featured in Appleton Post Crescent

LSS licensed counselor, Kristine Sack, spends two days a week at Appleton East High School as part of the PATH program. Read more in this article from the Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper.
Published November 2016

Union Commons to Receive LSS Wraparound Services

An article in Isthmus announced the planned senior living project at Union Commons. The development is designed to appeal to "grandfamiles" or grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. It will utilize LSS's wraparound services to deliver intergenerational programming.

Published September 2016

LSS Offers Low-Cost Mental Health Counseling

LSS has adopted a sliding scale fee structure for its counseling services, as reported in a recent article in the Sun Prairie Star newspaper.

Published August 2016

Opening Doors to Refugees

Raphael Al Rubaye, an LSS case manager for the refugee resettlement program and an Iraqi refugree, shares in the Wisconsin State Journal how LSS and other organizations help newcomers coming to the United States.

Published August 2016

Homme Featured in Shawano Leader Newspaper

The Homme Youth & Family Programs was featured in a profile in the Shawano Leader newspaper.
Published July 2016

Couple Adopts Down Syndrome Child through LSS International Adoption Program

A recent article in the Onalaska-Holmen Courier-Life, features Angie and Nate Schlesner’s adoption of a child with Down Syndrome through the LSS Kyrgyzstan Adoption Program.

Published July 2016

LSS Foster Care Featured on WKBT- La Crosse

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

Video: Urban Threads Featured on CBS 58

Urban Threads was featured on CBS 58 for its work in providing clothing to homeless children in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Broadcast May 2016

Urban Threads Helps Homeless MPS Students

An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features the work that Urban Threads is doing to provide clothing to homeless children in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Published May 2016

Friendships Unlimited Staff Featured on KTI-Country Connections

Kathy Mack, certified peer specialist, and Shannon Hammer, Friendships Unlimited supervisor, did an in-studio interview with Libby Collins of KTI Country Connections on May 8.
Broadcast May 2016

Wellspring Interview on WFRV-TV, Green Bay

Jane Jordan was interviewed by news anchor Kris Schuller on May 4 to promote Mental Health Awareness Month.
Broadcast May 2016

Wellspring Interview on WBAY-TV, Green Bay

Jane Jordan of Wellspring appeared on WBAY-TV, Green Bay to talk about Mental Health Awareness Month and to share information on resources available to women at Wellspring.
Broadcast May 2016

Wellspring Promotes Mental Health Awareness Month, WTAQ AM, FM

Jane Jordan, program manager of Wellspring, did an interview with reporter Jeff Flynt to promote Mental Health Awareness Month.
Broadcast May 2016

A PATH Forward

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

A Good Drive

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

Off The Square Club to Offer Shower Facilities to Members

An article in the Wisconsin State Journal featured Off the Square Club and its plans to move forward with the installation of a shower and accessible restroom to serve its members. Many Off the Square Club members are homeless and find it difficult to maintain their hygiene while on the streets.
Published February 2016

Open Adoption a Blessing for All

A Kenosha, Wis., couple welcomed a daughter, Ellie, into their family through a local, open adoption facilitated by LSS.

Published October 2016

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