Human Services

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF INDIANA INC

  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • www.lssin.org

Mission Statement

To express the love of Jesus Christ for all people through services that empower individuals to move toward social, emotional and spiritual wholeness.

Main Programs

  1. Case Management Services
  2. Children's Village Early Learning Center
  3. Education Creates Hope and Opportunity (ECHO)
  4. Cup of Kindness
  5. Financial Literacy
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

Northern Indiana including Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wells, and Whitley counties

ruling year

1952

President/CEO

Self-reported

Angela Moellering

Keywords

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Social Service Agency, Early Childhood Education, Daycare Provider, Case Management

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Also Known As

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana

EIN

35-0868124

 Number

0506623164

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Child Day Care (P33)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Help you need.  Hope you can trust.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Case Management Services

Our case managers provide in-home services that offer assistance to families by helping them set and attain goals. Whether it’s helping with a short-term housing crisis, job search, or family-management and parenting skills, our staff is always here to help clients.

Category

Family-Based Services

Population(s) Served

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Budget

Program 2

Children's Village Early Learning Center

Children's Village is a state-of-the-art early-learning center that strives to meet children's developmental needs while promoting school readiness using the High/Scope Curriculum.

In addition, Children's Village offers intergenerational programming that joins students with residents of Lutheran Life Villages. Residents and students participate together in arts and crafts, exercise, and other activities that benefit both groups. Students sometimes deliver mail to residents, and they often enjoy lunch together. Older adults have so much wisdom to offer, and young children are eager to learn. At Children's Village, they become "co-explorers," learning and growing together.

Category

Early Childhood Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

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Budget

Program 3

Education Creates Hope and Opportunity (ECHO)

ECHO (Education Creates Hope and Opportunity) provides one-on-one, home- and school-based case-management services to pregnant and parenting teens. Our goal is to help these teens complete their high school education, either through a high school diploma or GED certificate. Teen parents who participate in ECHO are more likely to develop life skills that break the cycle of dependence. Case managers assist clients in setting their own goals and help them work toward reducing barriers such as child care, transportation, and other life circumstances that may prevent them from being successful in school—and in life. Currently, we offer services in Allen county.

Category

Case Management

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Budget

Program 4

Cup of Kindness

referrals from social-service agencies and churches, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) offers financial assistance to families in times of crisis. Oftentimes, this help with mortgage, rent, or utility payments prevents disconnection or even eviction.

Cup of Kindness offers much more than a check. A legacy of caring since 1926, Cup of Kindness offers assistance that keeps individuals moving toward their goals. Ultimately, Cup of Kindness is a ministry that provides a connection to the hope that lies in Christ.

Category

Emergency Assistance

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Budget

Program 5

Financial Literacy

LSSI offers free one-on-one or group lessons to provide information and teach skills that prepare people to make wise financial decisions.

Clients have the opportunity to attend lessons that cover topics ranging from budgeting and expense tracking to managing credit cards and becoming an informed consumer. Each lesson can stand alone or be taken as a series.

The Financial Literacy Program offers people an opportunity to understand and manage their finances, enabling them to take steps to create a secure financial future for themselves and their families.

Currently in partnership with community volunteers, we are able to offer a mentoring program to individuals and families who want to spend more time understanding how to face their financial choices head on.

Category

Financial Counseling

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

Northern Indiana including Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wells, and Whitley counties

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Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation

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Financials

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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF INDIANA INC

Leadership

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President/CEO

Angela Moellering

BIO

Since joining LSSI in 1995, Angie has held many positions including Director of Organizational Advancement, Chief Operating Officer, and most recently, President/CEO. Angie has extensive experience in the social services field with a focus on program development, multi-agency collaborations, employee coaching, and fund development.

STATEMENT FROM THE President/CEO

"LSSI is a social-ministry organization that has served people through the love of Jesus Christ for more than a century. Community partners, churches, and families in northern Indiana count on LSSI to provide serves to those with social, emotional, and spiritual needs. The professional social services that we deliver through the love of Jesus make a significant and unique impact in the community and in the lives of those served.

Every day at LSSI, we make a positive impact on families as we empower them toward social, emotional, and spiritual wholeness. I have the privilege of watching God use LSSI to make such a difference. I'm thankful to be a part of what God does through the work of our agency."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ann Trzynka

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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