Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM) creates communities of service. We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions.
A social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), LSSM is not just for Lutherans. The church has been meeting people’s needs since the early 1900s when a Lutheran "city missionary" arrived in Detroit to provide services to the poor. From the very beginning, Lutheran Social Services has reached out to individuals regardless of their religion, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
The organization was incorporated as the Lutheran Inner Mission League in 1934. Today, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan spans the state’s Lower Peninsula with more than 70 programs in 40 cities. Lutheran Social Services’ diverse staff share a dedication to serving their fellow humans by doing the right thing, for the right reasons, every day.
Serving people as an expression of the love of Christ
Communities of service that meet the needs of people, upholding human dignity, advocating equality and justice
OUR CORE VALUES:
Energy and love for the people we serve
Respect for human worth that allows for self-determination
Compassion which finds its fulfillment in actions that build self-fulfillment and wholeness
Excellence in all things we do
Faith that supports and drives our mission