Category Archives: News

07 Mar
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LSS Finds Dynamic New Leadership in Mary Strickland

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida has selected Mary Strickland as the organization’s new president and CEO. Strickland’s career includes a broad range of professional experiences. She started as an emergency room nurse and later ...

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02 Mar
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Do You Really Know Where Your Cell Phone Comes From?

From L to R: Ahmad Mehry, Nyaok Biluony, Soki Vihugho, Mi Nge, Iddy Manzi. Ni Win also participated but is not pictured. That was the question posed by six 9th- and 10th-grade Englewood High School students in their submission to ...

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10 Feb
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SNAP Changes Affect Local Families – and Pantry Shelves

Sometimes one small change has unintended consequences. Recently, our Nourishment Network food pantry has seen the ripple effects of a change that the Florida Department of Children and Families made to the distribution schedule for SNAP benefits, commonly known as ...

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28 Jan
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What Can We Do About Florida’s High HIV/AIDS Rate?

Heather Vaughan, director of LSS’ AIDS Care and Education (ACE) program, spoke with WJXT’s Jennifer Waugh today, responding to recent reports that Florida leads the nation in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Heather spoke about the importance of education, breaking down barriers, ...

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18 Dec
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Food for Thought on Food Donations

Our director of human services Heather Vaughan appeared on WJXT’s River City Live yesterday to give some tips on the best types of food to donate to your local food bank, pantry, or feeding program. She had some good tips, such ...

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02 Dec
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ACE Client Bravely Shares Her Story on World AIDS Day

Last night on First Coast News, a very brave woman told her story to help and educate others. “Windi,” a client of our AIDS Care and Education (ACE) program, is a married mother of three, a registered nurse, and also ...

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30 Nov
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LSS Staffer Talks with “The Chat” About Syrian Refugee Issues

LSS’ director of advancement Jennifer Arnold appeared on First Coast News’ “The Chat” on Monday, November 23 to talk about the refugee screening process, concerns about resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S., and the community’s history of welcoming refugees. “I ...

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18 Nov
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Another Successful Empty Bowls Event!

Another successful Empty Bowls Luncheon is in the books! This was our 31st year, believe it or not — and because of that long history in Jacksonville, Empty Bowls has become a multi-generational tradition for many local families. This year ...

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12 Nov
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LSS Client: “I Feel So Much Better Knowing I Got Someone in My Corner”

Our longtime client, George Mixson, shared his story with First Coast News reporter Lisa Robbins this morning. As part of a series of stories on veterans’ issues this week, Lisa talked with George about the growing problem of homeless veterans living ...

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12 Sep
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LSS Staff Address Syrian Refugee Crisis

We're now in the midst of the largest refugee crisis since World War II. About 50 percent Syria’s pre-war population of 23 million are either listed as refugees with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees or displaced within the country ...

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