One can’t tell the story of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota without
sharing stories of the amazing people we work with, both the LSS staff and the
individuals who receive their support. People are at the heart of our mission –
helping them live their best lives is what we’re all about. It’s a very
personal business that requires skilled, passionate staff to understand the
nuances of each situation and provide the right support to empower individuals
and their families.
Fueling our work are the hundreds of stories of the individuals
supported by LSS of MN – stories of caring and innovation. The stores of Yuri,
Nicole and Jeff highlight our recent work.
Yuri and Nicole live in an LSS Host Home, an innovative housing
option that offers people with disabilities the ability to experience the
comfort of living in a family home, along with the freedom to choose what
support they need to lead full, independent lives in their community.
Jeff, as a result of skilled person-centered planning through LSS,
identified a goal to ride his bicycle more independently. He soon realized he
was capable of much more – and has moved out of a four-person residential home
and into an apartment.
Yuri, Nicole and Jeff have all expressed excitement and pride in their
new-found independence as a result of services offered through LSS of MN. Our
new approaches to person-centered work have provided them, and hundreds of
other individuals, the opportunity to live their best lives. We thank you, our
friends and supporters, for making this possible through your generosity.
Chief Executive Officer
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