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About Us

Our History

In 1917, a group of seven Lutheran entities pooled their resources knowing if they came together they would  have a greater impact on their community. Over the course of our history, LSSNCA has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community, while staying true to our  mission of walking with those in need to offer hope and help rebuild lives. 

The most notable events of our time - World Wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, women's liberation - have played an influential role in the needs of our community. It is here - at the core of every era - that LSSNCA has found its place, always heading the call when others may see the challenge as too great. 

Today, we continue that tradition of service by resettling refugees fleeing war and persecution, providing vital clinical health interventions with immigrants, building new families through adoption, offering foster homes to unaccompanied refugee minors, and empowering youth through healthy relationships education and leadership workshops. 

We serve our neighbors in need despite their race, faith, or gender. We are an independent 501(c)3 non-profit that partners with all faiths in welcoming refugees, building families, and offering wellness support to youth. 

Download our centennial history book - a complete overview of our program and agency development.