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A national network of faith-based providers serving individuals with developmental disabilities
Introduction: Partners in offering supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities
Lutheran Services in America Disability Network (LSA-DN) is a nationwide association of Lutheran social ministry organizations serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities and related conditions.
LSA-DN includes;22 members which provide support to more than 23,000 individuals in 33 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our members share many strengths and advantages, but the driving force that brings us together is our mission, providing a ministry of support which is responsive to the needs of those served.
Lutheran Services in America (LSA)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)
LSA-DN is a network associated with Lutheran Services in America (LSA.LSA is an alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and their affiliated and recognized social ministry organizations. Together, the social ministry organizations of LSA serve more than 6 million people each year &help; one out of every 50 in the United States and the Caribbean.
- Enduring values: founded in faith
Our roots are Lutheran with a strong emphasis on Gospel witness through service to God's people regardless of religion, race, gender or creed. Our member organizations are well-established in their respective communities, tied to neighborhood congregations and have met local needs for more than a century.
- National scope: local service
Together, we reach across country to share successes. Individually, we offer local and personal services within our communities.
- Breadth of services
Our members share expertise in developing and providing high-quality, individualized support, including rehabilitation services, work programs, residential services, respite care and independent living. We respect the rights of those we support and help them make responsible choices.
- Community boards of directors
Member organizations are accountable to volunteer board members not stockholders who work to ensure the member organizations meet individual and community needs.
- A mutually supporting partnership
Our members have established partnerships with one another to link resources and skills in order to better serve our communities and constituents.
- Reinvested in mission
Our non-profit organizations invest surplus revenue in service. We are not driven by profit, but by mission to meet the health, spiritual and emotional needs of those served.
LSA-DN Disability Statement: Disability Statement
For more information about LSA-DN's faith-based Medicaid reform approach, please click on the brochure below. Download a copy of our booklet, 'Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities: A Faith-based Approach to Medicaid Reform.'
About LSA-DN and its members
LSA-DN Member contact directory:
Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc. http://bethesdalutherancommunities.org 800.383.8743
Cedar Lake http://www.cedarlake.org/ 502-425-5323
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch http://www.dakotaranch.org/ 1800.593.3098
Filling Memorial Home of Mercy, Inc. http://www.fillinghome.org 419.592.6451
Graceworks Lutheran Services http://www.graceworks.org 937.433.2140
KenCrest Centers http://www.kencrest.org 610.825.9360
Lutheran Services Carolinas http://www.lfscarolinas.org/ 1800.435.7464
Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, Inc. http://www.lfsva.org 540.774.7100
Luther Home of Mercy http://www.lutherhome.org 419.836.7741
Lutheran Services in Iowa http://www.lsiowa.org 319.352.2630
Lutheran Services of Georgia http://www.lsga.org 404.875.0201
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois http://www.lssi.org 847.635.4600
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan http://www.lssm.org 313.823.7700
Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota http://www.lssmn.org 800.582.5260
Lutheran Social Services of New England http://www.lssne.org 781.997.0800
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California http://lsssc.org 714.685.1800
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan http://www.lsswis.org 800.488.5181
Mill Neck Family of Organizations http://www.millneck.org 800.264.0662
Mosaic http://www.mosaicinfo.org 877.3MOSAIC
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres http://www.mtolivetrollingacres.org/ 952.474.5974
Voice of Care http://voiceofcare.org/ 630.231.3862
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
Statement of affirmation
The programs of the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network are available to all people regardless of color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap or age.
LSA-DN members interact in a number of ways, and membership meetings are held three times each year. View the Upcoming Meetings section for more information.
If you are interested in membership or have questions about the work of LSA-DN, please contact LSA-DN's convener:
Toni McNeal, CFO
610-825-9360 ext 1004
E-Advocacy Web Site
Would you like to learn more about LSA-DN's current advocacy efforts involving legislation and regulations impacting people with disabilities? Please visit www.lsadnadvocacy.org to join LSA-DN's e-advocacy website. The site features action alerts and updated information from Congress and the Administration. You can also interact with other individuals interested in these issues through the site's blog and forums. For additional information, please contact Meg Cooch, LSA-DN's Director of Policy and Advocacy, at mcooch (at) lutheranservices (dot) org, 202-626-7949.
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