About Lutheran Services in America
Founded in 1997, Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is the umbrella organization linking more than 300 Lutheran nonprofit ministries throughout the United States and the Caribbean. As one of the largest and most effective health and human services networks in the country, LSA works to connect and empower our diverse member organizations to provide the very best care. Our members reach 6 million people annually, touching the lives of 1 in every 50 Americans every year.
Guided by God's call to love and serve our neighbors, LSA serves its members through leadership development, innovative problem solving, collaboration and sharing of best practices, expanding faith-based connections with the church, partnership and funding opportunities, and proactive advocacy to influence public policy. LSA envisions a network of connected, strong and thriving Lutheran Social Ministries that transform the lives of people and communities. We are committed to the power of faith, fellowship and collaboration and honor all with dignity and respect, recognizing the diversity of people, communities and ideas.
Together, the over 300 members, we are recognized by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod , and/or affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and have aggregated annual incomes of more than $21 billion. Our members employ nearly 250,000 people across the United States and engage almost 150,000 volunteers.