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.

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Depression and its symptoms can be difficult to identify. With counseling from Lutheran Social Services, you can have a better life.

LSS Center for New Americans
Silke Hansen, ESL Instructor

You asked? We answered! Oftentimes as soon as they arrive in Sioux Falls our clients and students ask when they can apply for citizenship because they want to bring their whole family. Following are more answers to some of their frequently asked questions about the long road to citizenship. My name is misspelled – can […]

LSS Center for New Americans
Lindy Obach, ESL Instructor

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – MLK, Jr. Are you kind, compassionate, and welcoming? Do you love to laugh and make new friends? Are you interested in meeting people from all over the world? Do you love to spread joy and knowledge? Are you looking for a […]

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