Since 1917, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area has boldly served, confident in the knowledge that every small gesture is a miracle.
We offer love to those in need, creating new families in the process. We engage our communities to welcome the displaced. We embrace those whose present circumstances make them feel unwanted and marginalized by society, strengthening their lives and providing hope for the future.
As we embark on another century of service, join us as we collaborate and connect individuals, groups and congregations united in the mission to serve. Together we are stronger and capable of making the impossible, possible.
We extend love to children in need, creating families in the process through adoption and foster care for unaccompanied refugee youth. These connections strengthen families, save lives and change futures. After living in a broken home, Kimora was afraid to love. But because she believes in hope and a better future, she is a fighter.
We embrace those who may feel marginalized for any reason – including those stigmatized by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, or mental illness – by offering education, care navigation, and peer connections. Donovan and his family are not another statistic or a box on a form, they are bold and courageous.
We welcome the millions of displaced families and children who seek refuge from war, poverty and persecution. Through advocacy, employment services, and mentoring, our community rebuilds lives and offers security. Living happily before the war began, Ibrahim's life changed when he was forced to flee Baghdad with his children and wife seeking a new beginning.
Public Comment Opportunity
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website.
For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.
If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.
Thanksgiving marks an important season for all of us to take a moment and remember the little things in life—and every little thing we’re thankful for.