Outstanding Tenant of the Year

“I asked my higher power – I asked God – ‘If you get me through this, I’ll do anything to make sure that I can give back.’”


—KEVIN COPE: Bergen Street resident

Meet LSSNY’s new CFO

Rinku Bhattacharya is motivated by the concept of social change.

Our Resident’s Compassion is Inspiring, Infectious, and Worthy of Recognition

Meet Kevin. After years of experiencing homelessness, he found his forever home at our Bergen Street Residence. This supportive housing unit is part of LSSNY’s Home LIFE program. Kevin’s presence and attitude have been nothing short of inspirational. His compassion, empathy, and hospitality have transcended his dwelling with us. For the past three years, he has volunteered at several shelters, where he remains actively involved in helping shape the lives of the homeless community in New York City.


Lutheran Social Services of New York has been strengthening lives, families and communities for more than 125 years. This has been made possible through the work of dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and supportive congregations and communities.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform communities by collaborating with individuals, families and leaders to dismantle the causes and effects of persistent poverty and social injustice.

Vison and Values

• Respect for All
• Social and Racial Justice
• Commitment
Excellence though Competence, Innovation, and Collaboration


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Life Services

Lutheran Social Services offers several service branches: Community Services, Residential Services, Child and Family Services, and Education.


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