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In Their Shoes

At Lutheran Social Services, all our programs focus on giving people the support they need to become self-sufficient. In fact, some of our own staff members know firsthand what it’s ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ayleen

Meet Ayleen! As a volunteer in our Match Grant* program, Ayleen was paired with a newly arrived family from Afghanistan, and helped them to get settled into their new life ...

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Help LSS Feed Families This Summer

Food drives are very popular around the holidays. But did you know that food donations tend to slow down right about the same time need increases? When school is out ...

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Spreading Joy Generously

It’s easy to get in the holiday spirit here at LSS when we have so many dedicated donors and volunteers to help us make sure that our clients have something ...

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Jam Packing the Food Pantry for the Holidays

Every holiday season, generous members of our community are finding ways to give back. Read this story by LSS Case Manager Sean Hammond about how local realtor Debbie Tufts uses ...

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LSS Requests Food Donations to Help With Hurricane Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, many families are finding themselves in need of emergency food assistance as they put their homes–and their lives–back together. That’s why LSS is now ...

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Strangers Become Neighbors

Last year, 294 refugees arrived in the U.S. through LSS with no more possessions than they could carry. As clients of LSS’ Refugee Program, they may have come to the ...

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Refugee Teen Determined to Succeed

Every refugee faces unique hardships both before and after they arrive in the U.S. For 16-year-old Burmese refugee Khing Ming, it was juggling school and motherhood. When she first joined ...

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Opportunities, Not Obstacles

Note: Client’s name has been changed and a stock photo used to protect his privacy. Imagine living your whole life without a bed to sleep on. That’s what some of ...

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CEO Mary Strickland Featured in Jacksonville Business Journal

LSS president/CEO Mary Strickland recently sat down with Joanna Richards of Shift 7 Leadership for the Jacksonville Business Journal’s new Leaders to Leaders feature. Below are some excerpts, but check out the ...

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