Strengthening Individuals, Families & Communities

LSS responds to changing needs in South Dakota communities. LSS touched the lives of South Dakotans 48,690 times last year with a variety of services statewide. LSS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, a ministry of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA, a member of Lutheran Services in America, a United Way agency and licensed by the State of South Dakota.

News & Events

Read more in this recent Argus Leader article.

LSS Center for New Americans
Laura Smith-Hill, ESL Program Coordinator

180 Adult English Learners Share Input to Programming during Survey Day 2019 In one day, our Center for New Americans team of hard-working teachers, caseworkers and interpreters joined together to survey 180 of our adult English language students in one amazing day! In addition to facilitating staff support for students to complete the annual online […]

LSS Foster Care Services
Jill Jensen, Licensing and Intake Social Worker

A Life Book is a collection of information, stories, photos, and memories kept together to tell a child’s life story for children living in foster care or residential placements. 

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