“My mom used to say ‘you’re good for nothing’ a lot,” said Johnathan. “She was always mad at us…I think because my dad left and we didn’t have any money.” It frustrated Johnathon when his mom couldn’t stay sober and take care of him and his sisters. After his sisters were adopted without him, he was devastated. He started to argue a lot, disrespect authority and house rules, and he refused to engage with his foster family. With the help of his caseworker and foster parents, Johnathon is learning to be more positive and control his temper. “I don’t want to be bad,” said Johnathan.
You and LSSM’s many supporters do so much good… not for anything in return but for God’s grace. You rescue children like Johnathan. I pray that you will make a gift today to help another person feel wanted and worthy.
The children we serve are broken in a way that makes it hard for them to recover. Together, we have the opportunity to fill that need, rescue that heart and enable him or her to thrive. They deserve loving homes, good nutrition, resources – whatever it takes.
Will you contribute to that investment today? Your generosity will help another person, who feels like nothing, to feel like something.
We all need a solid home base to help us grow to our full potential. If it takes a village to raise a child, it may also require a community to form a healthy family.
At Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, we seek to empower families toward strength and wholeness. Our programs guide families along the path of staying intact, and when that is not possible, we help children find safe, nurturing alternative settings where they can flourish and thrive.
LSSM Home Care solutions offer independence and a sense of connection, allowing people to remain in their natural environments for as long as possible – perhaps throughout the duration of their lives. Our Group Homes offer Persons with Disabilities independence while fostering community among residents. Outings, activities and camaraderie form the backbone of life for these communities. Our HUD Subsidized Housing provides safe, clean, affordable homes for people who need it. We are proud to offer exactly what Michigan residents need to maintain home and community at every stage of life.
LSSM serves older adults through senior living residences, rehabilitation services, assisted living facilities, memory care units, skilled nursing programs, home care and HUD subsidized housing. Connecting with our overall vision of sharing in life with all, and upholding every individual’s dignity and health, we help older adults find their place in the aging process so they can fulfill their life’s potential every single day.