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Strength, compassion, humanity and personal stories take many different shapes at LSS. It is where all people are healthy, safe and accepted. It is where all communities are vital and welcoming. LSS is where people of all ages and faiths are welcome, families of all kinds and communities of all sizes. LSS is where life stories take shape.


Where Life Stories Take Shape

Last year, LSS helped to transform the lives of South Dakotans 27,759 times 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 • 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


News & Events

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls and Lutheran Social Services are moving into the future together. By next month, the two organizations will be under the same administration.

For as small of an organization the Multi-Cultural Center is, it’s had great impact in Sioux Falls with it’s programming and services. But Interim Executive Director Laurie Knutson knows there’s always challenges ahead.

The LSS of South Dakota Board of Directors and the Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls (MCC) Board of Directors approved the integration of MCC to LSS this week. LSS will transition MCC and its programs, assets and goodwill into LSS and will assume management effective October 1. A full transition is expected by year end […]