Beginning in May, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest will host one-hour monthly introductory events that will educate, inspire and introduce participants to the vital work of our programs in Arizona.
As I start my first days here at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, I want to reach out and tell you just how excited I am to be joining this important work, reaching those that are vulnerable and in need. It is truly an honor to come beside the volunteers and staff members who make a difference each day for people in our communities.
The Board of Directors will host a Commissioning for me on Sunday, April 12 at 3:30 pm at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044 with a reception to follow. For information or to RSVP by Thursday, April 2, call our office at 480-396-3795 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luminaria, a program of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, collaborates with the Pima Council on Aging to deliver nutritious meals to homebound individuals over the age of 60 who are residents of Pima County.
Family SPOT hopes to give away new and gently used books for children 0-5.
From the Episcopal News Service – Tucson, Arizona: Peace and security that let them close their eyes and sleep at night; the ability to work and provide for their families: These are the things that female refugees – most of them single mothers – say changed most dramatically in their lives after they were resettled in Tucson.
Dozens of thoughtful American families brought extra joy to the lives of Refugee Focus clients this past holiday season. Sixty-four refugee families (a total of 300 people) received wrapped gifts from "sponsor" families.
This February, we hope you'll think bigger and consider sending a "love letter" to our Arizona community through a donation to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.
In your will, you may choose to leave a sum of money, property, stocks, or a percentage of your estate to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.
Family SPOT, a division of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, operates Family Resource Centers, in collaboration with First Things First, to partner with families raising children birth to 5 years old.
"Some days I put in 16 hours because you do what you need to do to get the job done. However, these are the most wonderful people you could ever work with - from those receiving services to the volunteers to the leadership. Having the opportunity to get to know these people is priceless."— Robert Sanders
Consider giving a gift to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest to help us help those in need in our community.
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Rev. Robert E. Duea will serve as interim President and CEO beginning August 1. Charles Monroe retired June 30. Duea will office out of the Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest administrative offices that relocated from Tucson to 10201 S. 51st Street, Suite 180,Phoenix on July 1. For a biographical summary, click here to download a PDF.
For 27 years Duea led Lutheran Family Services of Oregon and Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Prior to working with Lutheran agencies he served as pastor of a congregation in Bethesda, Maryland. During his tenure he will focus on defining leadership needs and strengthening Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest faith based partnerships. He and his wife, Marilyn, are members at Lord of Life, Sun City West.
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, a pan-Lutheran organization, was started in 1970 out of the response to care for the most vulnerable by showing kindness doing justice and serving those in need. Today Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest continues to partner with individuals, congregations and agencies to offer services and resources in 10 Arizona counties that inspire hope and create a stronger, healthier community. To learn more about Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest ministries call 480-396-3795 or visit lss-sw.org.
Thanks for all of your help!