70 Programs
Throughout Southern California
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California annually serves thousands of individuals and families throughout Southern California with over 70 different programs/services at many different locations.
Emergency Services

Serving individuals and families throughout Southern California with basic needs like food, hot meals, clothing, housing, transportation and more.

Social Services

Operating over 50 specialized programs offering training that equips individuals and families with tools and resources that move them toward independence.

Transitional Services

Includes support for seniors, grief counseling, mentorship programs, workforce training, supportive housing and more!

Sharing the love of Christ, we are a community to care and be cared for…
Southern California
Lutheran Social Services serves people in need throughout Southern California with programs and services in multiple locations in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. We are planning future services in the counties of Imperial, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. In all our programs, we seek to improve the lives of those in need.



From the Blog

33rd Annual Hal Manthei Memorial Golf Classic
PLEASE JOIN US! Monday, May 15, 2017 at the beautiful Moorpark Country Club for a special day of golf. From…

President’s Awards
    Honoring Ruth Foelber & Friends Free Fundraising Breakfast to benefit the mission and vision of Lutheran Social Services…

Project Promise Ingathering Fall 2016
DO YOU HAVE LWR QUILTS & KITS TO DONATE? Send them through an Ingathering! Around the U.S., congregations, groups and…

PGA Golf Tournament: Sign Up To Volunteer
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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!