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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

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT/CEO Greetings! As I reflect on our rich tradition of service and prepare for the next century of service, one thing stands out—resilience. The resilience of our communities, donors, staff, volunteers, and business and church partners is astounding. I am humbled and honored to have witnessed the power and strength in […]

YOU CAN INSPIRE ACTION IN OTHERS WHO WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT BY RESERVING YOUR SPRING SUPPORT NOW! GIVE TO HELP UNLOCK MATCH AND CHALLENGE DOLLARS. Not only will there be exciting matches and challenges within programs and regions, but thanks to our loyal supporter, DeMaris Nesheim, EVERY SINGLE GIFT will be MATCHED up to […]