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
SFV Food Drive
Voices of Hope – August 2020
Please take a moment to look at our current LSS Southern California newsletter. In this edition you will read an…

LSS President and CEO Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith Lends Global Expertise to Discussion on Systemic Racism
Dr. La Sharnda Beckwith, President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services Southern California recently met with prominent women from across…

Remembering a Special Avanti Participant
For over 70 years, Lutheran Social Services has reached out to those on the margins of society: men, women and…

Bringing Hope to Children in Need
Guadalupe, a single mom, lived with her three children in their apartment.  She tried to provide her young ones with…
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!


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