Living Purposefully With Dr. LaSharnda

December 24, 2021

As 2021 quickly comes to a close, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Prosperous New Year! With all of the challenges facing the world in 2021, Lutheran Social Services Southern California was blessed to move forward establishing new programs, refining existing systems and building for the future. I have had the privilege…

December 17, 2021

Relaxation to me means not letting the grass grow under my feet. I love to see things get better, visualize the possibilities, take risks, and develop. I like being on the cutting edge of things and making things happen. I believe, if we try something and it doesn’t work, I say, Oh well, let’s try something else. LSSSC allows me…

December 3, 2021

I hope you are well-rested from your holiday and pray this week was full of beautiful experiences. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to this weekend. It’s Christmas Decorating weekend for me and I must admit, when I decorate, I am known to go overboard. Last evening, some items arrived at the house, and my husband…

November 5, 2021

November is the month we set aside to focus on GRATEFULNESS. For years I have been intentional not to rush from Halloween to Christmas, and I take time to be grateful in November by focusing on joy! That is where I start today. Psalms 118:24, “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!

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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!