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  • "We are passionate about inspiring hope, changing lives, and building community. Our work is testament to what can happen when we commit ourselves to a common cause."

     - Mark A. Peterson, Former President and CEO

  • Employee Vision

     LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.

  • Values

    LSS affirms the following values:

    • We believe in the worth of each person.
    • We strive for innovation and excellence as standards in our serving.
    • We partner with individuals, families, communities, churches and government in working toward the well-being of all. 
    • We are committed to the creative stewardship of human and financial resources.
    • We promote a culturally diverse workforce.
    • We believe the pursuit of social and economic justice through service and advocacy is fundamental to our mission.

    Organizational Priorities

    Breakthrough/Velocity and Results-Driven Service
    LSS pursues innovative ways to serve vulnerable Minnesotans. It is important to make breakthrough thinking part of our daily work and to be quick and agile in our actions. Breakthrough thinking opens up new possibilities. Moving on these possibilities quickly supports the realization of our vision – that all people have the opportunity to live and work in community with full and abundant lives.

    Employee Engagement 
    We believe in the importance of creating and maintaining a work environment that allows employees to experience work that provides an expression of their passion for our mission and for working at LSS.

    Commitment to Anti-Racism
    LSS actively fosters an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity. LSS values multiculturalism and people of all races, languages, faiths and cultures. LSS takes responsibility to ensure that the communities we serve and the members of our organization see themselves valued and reflected within the organization.