About the Health and Human Service Organizations of Lutheran Services of America
Called to love and serve our neighbors
Information on the Lutheran System
The over 300 health and human service organizations of Lutheran Services in America (LSA) create opportunities with people in thousands of communities in all 50 states and the Caribbean.
Working neighbor to neighbor through health care, aging and disability support, community development, housing, and child and family strengthening, these organizations touch the lives of more than six million people every year – or one in 50 Americans – and have aggregated annual incomes over $18 billion.
As an alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and their related health and human service organizations, Lutheran Services in America collects and aggregates information about the Lutheran system of health and human service organizations.
Member Report Available
For a printable PDF of the most current member information that includes a useful Quick Fact list, organization service line categories, sites, sizes, Form 990 reporting, leadership attributes (age, gender, education, religious affiliation) and denominational relationships, click here.
Working Together in Vital Communications: News Releases, Media Inquiries and Consultation
As a multi-faceted organization of more than 300 member health and human service organizations nationwide, LSA seeks to increase awareness that inspires target audiences to take action and advance the work of Lutheran social ministries across the United States.
LSA releases periodic national news releases that comment on priority policy areas or provide insight into an area of service. You are invited to send your news releases for this purpose. In addition, LSA's Director of Communications can serve as a consultant to you regarding media inquiries.
Contact Jeanean Merkel .
Some Facts -- Just for Fun
Some fun facts about organizational naming collected, but not included in the lastest report mentioned above, are listed here. 185 have Lutheran in the name --- 11 have Luther in the name. Some organizations have both Lutheran and these contextually Christian names combined:
- 10 have Bethany in the name
- 6 have Bethel in the name
- 3 have Christ or Christian in the name
- 7 have Samaritan in the name
- 7 have Good Shepherd in the name
- 12 reference a Saint in the name
- 3 have Immanuel in the name
- 2 have Spiritual in the name
- 2 have Pastoral in the name