Category Archives: News

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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20 Jun
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Hundreds of Refugees Celebrated in Hemming Park

Along with Catholic Charities, World Relief and the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Refugee Services Program, Lutheran Social Services hosted a celebratory event on June 19 to honor the thousands of local refugees who have restarted their lives in ...

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01 Jun
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Community Prepares for 25th Annual FOODFIGHT

Local restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers will come together on June 4 for the 25th annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT – an event that provides attendees with the opportunity to sample specialty dishes and signature cocktails while raising funds to fight hunger ...

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05 Mar
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Sharing Place Shopper Featured as Hometown Hero

Ruth Taylor shops as if it were her mission. The retired officer who now ministers at Families of Slain Children, Inc., or FOSCI, on Myrtle Avenue literally sees shopping at Lutheran Social Services’ The Sharing Place as part of her calling ...

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04 Feb
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ACE Client Justin Bell Shares His Incredible Story

Justin Bell never thought he would contract HIV. He and his partner were in a committed, monogamous relationship and consistently tested negative for the virus. But in 2007, Justin suffered a heart attack and slipped into a coma due to ...

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