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LSS CEO on First Coast Connect

LSS’ president and CEO Mary Strickland appeared on WJCT’s First Coast Connect radio program today, talking with host Melissa Ross about the agency’s new direction (Mary’s segment begins at 40:55). ...

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Betzy Santiago Joins LSS as Director of International Programs

Betzy Santiago recently joined Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) as the director of international programs. She is responsible for overseeing the success of the nonprofit’s refugee services programs that ...

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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 ...

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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- ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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