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YOU CAN BE HEALTHY,
YOUR FAMILY SAFE,
YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ACCEPTED.

THROUGH OUR WHOLE-PERSON, FAMILY-CENTERED
APPROACH TO CARE, AND CONTINUUM OF SERVICES.

Individuals, families and communities have access to the support and resources they need to thrive. Children and families have safe, stable home environments. Our community is a welcoming and inclusive place for people of all ages, faiths, races & economic statuses.

Where Life Stories Take Shape

Last year, LSS helped to transform the lives of South Dakotans with diverse and vital services statewide. But to see the whole picture and truly understand LSS, you have to see what is missing. You may know us as one specific service, but there is so much more. LSS helps individuals, families and communities of all shapes and forms. All have a place at LSS.

LSS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, a ministry of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA, a member of Lutheran Services in America, a United Way agency and licensed by the State of South Dakota.

LSS Services
Adoption  Services • Alternatives to Detention • Behavioral Health Services • Better Together • Center for Financial Resources • Center for New Americans • Multi-Cultural Center • Childcare & Education • Disaster Response Services • Foster Care Services • Independent Living Services • Kinship Services • Mentoring Services • Pregnancy Counseling Services • Re-Entry Services • Residential Services for Children & Youth • Resource Family Services • LSS Cares Wraparound Services


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“If I don’t do this, I’ll never be able to move on and live my life free.” Lisa reminded herself as she arrived at LSS Behavioral Health. She took a deep breath. She was ready.

At 56, Lisa knew it was time to deal with the abuse she experienced when she was young. She spent decades trying to avoid her past, but it always had a way of bubbling to the surface when she least expected it. “I can no longer quiet the pain and stop the memories from coming back,” were among the first words she spoke to her therapist, Rachel Shepherd, director of LSS Behavioral Health Services.

Unfortunately, as we age, we often become more reclusive, and it’s not always by choice. This results in many older adults feeling isolated and lonely. That’s why the Sioux Empire United Way and Lutheran Social Services are joining forces to provide trained volunteers with companionship for older adults in the Sioux Falls area through a program called “Better Together.”