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South Dakota CARES May 11 & 12

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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 […]

LSS Behavioral Health Services provides mental health counseling for children, adults, or families who may be struggling with family and relationship conflict, depression, grief, loss, anger, anxiety, abuse, substance use, posttraumatic stress disorder or domestic violence. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing. The need for mental health counseling looks different for every person. Examples […]

For birth parents facing an unintended pregnancy and for adoptive parents wanting to grow their family, LSS provides essential information and compassionate support. Support services are a critical step in the process as they equip adoptive and birth parents with the information needed to make the best decision for their families. Your gift to LSS […]

The number one priority at LSS is responding to the changing needs of communities across South Dakota. Volunteers, staff and donors come together every day to ensure services are accessible to all in need, regardless of age, faith, race and economic status. As a result, LSS is committed to ensuring all staff members are provided […]

In May 1921, an open house and donation day marked the opening of the House of Mercy, the first service offered at Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota. The morning after the House of Mercy opened, the first applicants for admission appeared—an elderly woman and a seven-year-old girl who needed a home. While they were […]

South Dakota CARES is a statewide opportunity for everyone in South Dakota to join together online or in-person to heighten awareness and support critical services at LSS. On May 16, 1921, an open house and donation day marked the opening of the House of Mercy, the first LSS service location. The morning after the House […]

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.

LSS Behavioral Health Services provides mental health counseling for children, adults, or families who may be struggling with family and relationship conflict, depression, grief, loss, anger, anxiety, abuse, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder or domestic violence.

For birthparents facing an unintended pregnancy and for adoptive parents wanting to grow their family, LSS provides essential information and compassionate support. Support services are a critical step in the process as they equip adoptive and birthparents with the information needed to make the best decision for their families.

The number one priority at LSS is responding to the changing needs of communities across South Dakota. Volunteers, staff and donors come together every day to ensure services are accessible to all in need, regardless of age, faith, race and economic status. Learn more...

Not only do we recognize the deep passion our donors, church partners, volunteers, neighbors and community members have for our social ministry, LSS also holds values that reflect the South Dakota CARES name. Learn more...

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 the collective as communities across our state came together to support vital services over these last few years.

This May 11 and 12, we continue the tradition and vision with South Dakota CARES, a statewide, online and in-person event designed to bring all South Dakotans together to support critical LSS services statewide. Learn more...

South Dakota CARES is a statewide opportunity for everyone in South Dakota to join together online or in person to heighten awareness and support critical services at LSS. Read more...