Our mission is to walk with those in need and mobilize community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives. We invite you to learn more about our services and to help us build stronger communities.
At LSS/NCA, we believe no one should have to walk through life alone, especially children. Through our adoption and foster care services, we provide loving, nurturing homes to vulnerable children.
Community Education and Congregational Partnerships
Community action begins with education. Throughout the year, our professional staff and dedicated volunteers join together to inspire local residents to support important local issues such as homelessness, disaster, immigration, poverty, and community service through public education forums.
Disasters do not discriminate. They can affect any family at any time. To ensure our neighbors are safe in times of crisis, LSS/NCA works in partnership with local organizations to provide disaster preparedness training and coordinated disaster response and recovery.
From the airport to their first job interview, LSS/NCA accompanies newly resettled refugees and immigrants along their journey to self-sufficiency. Our comprehensive case management services are designed to ensure newcomers begin their lives in the U.S. with promise.
Youth Haven Camps
Everyone enjoys summer camp, especially the children who participate in LSS/NCAs Camp Kids Haven and Teen Retreats. Designed specifically for young adults with HIV/AIDS, both events offer a supportive space for children to share their experiences with one another while having fun and learning valuable skills.
Local Leadership: National Network
Across the country, there are nearly 300 Lutheran health and human services groups, and together we serve more than six million of our neighbors. Although each organization is independent from one another with our own board of directors and by-laws, we all work closely with the Lutheran congregations in our community to offer hope and rebuild lives.
We are also connected through our individual relationships with national organizations such as Lutheran Disaster Response, Lutheran Services in America and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. We often exchange ideas, resources and advocate as a united voice in the face of injustice. LSS/NCA is proud to be part of a national network of partners who share a mutual commitment to protecting the most vulnerable members of our society.