LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF INDIANA INC

Help you need. Hope you can trust.

aka Lutheran Social Services of Indiana   |   Fort Wayne, IN   |  www.lssin.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1952

President/CEO

Angela Moellering

Main address

333 E. Lewis Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802 USA

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EIN

35-0868124

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

Family Services (P40)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For ever a century, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) has been reaching out to Indiana communities, meeting needs with Christ's love. Today, that commitment to serve our neighbors remains steadfast. WE continue to express the love of Jesus Christ for all people through services that empower indiviudals and families to move toward social, emotional and spiritual wholeness.

Our programs

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

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

LSSI (Lasting Stability and Success for Individuals) Works is a workforce initiative committed to providing personal and professional skills to help individuals find a lasting career.

Population(s) Served

Northeast Indiana's faith-based mental-health provider offering proven integrated mind-body-spirit therapy for children and adults. We empower individuals to overcome barriers, conquer traumatic experiences, and live life freely. We offer targeted help within a broad network of support.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation 2007

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana has an impact statement that focuses the mission of the organization:

To promote the overall health of our community, LSSI focuses on equipping willing families facing the most challenging obstacles with the skills necessary to make positive life choices as evidenced by advancement toward economic and family stability.

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana provides holistic support of the entire family structure with a variety of programs all focused on moving individuals and families toward economic and family stability. Each program has a focus to directly build skills toward stability. To accomplish this, the programs will work in tandem with each other to address each area of a individual/family situation that could bring further stability.

LSSI employs the use of evidence-based practices in each program to ensure effectiveness toward individual client and programmatic goals. The organization uses a Balanced Score Card system to track program and agency progress and is accredited every 4 years by the Council on Accreditation.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF INDIANA INC

Board of directors
as of 6/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Michael Wakeland

Lutheran Life Villages

Gregory Messman

Central Lutheran School

Lee McAllister

Financial Advisor

Michael Wakeland

Lutheran Life Villages

Nancy Berning

Doc Dancer, Inc.

Steve Gilbert

SVP (Retired) Star Financial Bank

Doug Schwartz

Col (Retired) USAF

Laura Goff

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

Kevin Morse

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

Rich Bienz

University of Saint Francis