We are neighbors helping neighbors – Minnesotans rising together to practice compassion. And we are here to support you with personalized services that inspire hope, change lives and build community. Since 1865, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has responded to Minnesota's changing needs. Explore our history. Our 2,400 staff support one in 65 people in Minnesota through a comprehensive range of innovative services and networks. We have a presence in all 87 Minnesota counties. LSS is one of the state’s largest nonprofit social service organizations. Mission Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives and builds community. Vision All people have the opportunity to live and work in community with full and abundant lives.