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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Veteran Executive Becomes First African American CEO to Lead Venerable Institution FULLERTON, Calif. – The Board of Directors of Lutheran Social Services Southern California (LSSSC), today announced the appointment of Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith as President and CEO of LSS Southern California. Dr. Beckwith becomes the first African American CEO in the agency’s 75-year history. Beckwith joins the...Read More
Carla’s life had consisted of one disaster after another. She grew up in foster care, and struggled with mental health issues from her early childhood. By the time she was 35, she had four children between the ages of four and ten, all of who had special mental health needs. She couldn’t find a job, and if she had, there...Read More
Sol is an 18-year-old high school graduate who attends San Diego State University. Her mom and dad came to the United States from Mexico, and she was born in California. Her parents have no formal education, but her mother wanted her four daughters to have a better life than she and her father had. Spanish was the only language spoken...Read More
Lutheran Social Services has operated the Cathy Hopper Clairemont Friendship Center since 2017. The facility is owned by the city of San Diego, and LSS has a 20-year lease. We offer a combination of programs and services to people over 55 years of age: Nutrition: Lunches are offered in a congregate meal setting, along with a variety of informational...Read More
Jessica and her mother never had a permanent mailing address. Jessica's father abused her mom, whose lack of education made it impossible to find substantive employment. As a result, the two of them—mother and daughter—moved from one city to another, from one state to another, running away from abuse. On a hot summer day, they came into our local Lutheran...Read More
The LSS Long Beach Center sponsors the “Saturday Club” every week at Trinity Lutheran Church, from 9:30 - 12:30 PM. This outreach program addresses the needs of the whole family in several ways: literacy training (ESL) for adults; educational & craft activities for children; lunch for the entire family; presentations concerning health, wellness and family issues; small discussion groups; and...Read More