The LSSM mandate focuses on approaching each individual as if they are a member of our own family. With that in mind, we aim to provide services, programs and support in ways that build up the entire life and well-being of every person. We are shifting from stemming the tide of a crisis to beginning our work before a crisis can occur.
To do that, we need your help. To impact even one person, we need the generosity of donors like you to carry our innovative, inspiration-driven programs forward.
Your donation could send a foster care to camp. Your donation could help a foster youth go to college. Your donation could help a refugee build a new life in America. No matter where your money goes, we promise that 93.5 cents of every dollar you donate will go directly to support our programs.
Your donation helps us more than you can ever know. Whether small or large, one-time or ongoing, every donation builds a foundation of service that helps promote dignity and support others. Give Now. We need you more than ever.
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan employs more than 1,600 people in more than 70 programs throughout 44 cities in Michigan. Join our team!
We seek additions to our staff who are caring, talented individuals interested in promoting the dignity and health of all. LSSM is the place where you can build a meaningful career, helping people build a life full of meaning.
Mentor an adolescent leaving foster care. Help a refugee family learn the ins and outs of life in America. Read to an older adult. Help in any way you can. Lutheran Social Services of Michigan seeks devoted volunteers to help a little, or a lot, from the heart.
Incorporated in Detroit in 1934 as the Lutheran Inner Mission League, we evolved to become The Lutheran Charities in 1935 and Lutheran Social Services of Michigan in 1959. Our work is vast and deep; we help people at every age and stage of life, with unique situations guided by the love of Christ.
Last year, we cared for 80 people with developmental disabilities in group homes; created adoptive families for 440 children; served nearly 40,000 meals at Neighborhood House’s after-school program; helped 600 families stay intact; welcomed 134 women to the Heartline residential program as they transitioned from prison to home.
We provided subsidized housing for 1,667 seniors, families and persons with disabilities. We provided shelter for 79 homeless families and helped 50 of those families find permanent housing. We provided home-based care in more than 534 homes and served more than 800 seniors in skilled nursing facilities.
Our refugee services program is the largest of its kind in the U.S., resettling more than 2,128 refugees – 68% of whom achieve self-sufficiency within 180 days of arriving on American soil.
LSSM is dedicated to sharing God’s love as we help people build lives of meaning, in their natural environment, toward everyone’s benefit.