LSSNY Honored for Helping Communities in Need

LSSNY was recently honored by The Interchurch Center with the Community Service Award for our work in serving communities in need. The award was received by our CEO & President Damyn Kelly along with members of the leadership team.

"Know Your Rights" Forums

The Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Bitta Mostofi, joined City agencies and community partners—including LSSNY—to announce $350,000 in funding from NYC and Robin Hood for “Know Your Rights” forums, which informs immigrant workers about their legal rights and access to services.

LSSNY Unsung Hero: Herbert Thompson

Meet Herbert Thompson, LSSNY’s Director of Facilities. Herbert and his team have been responsible for cleaning and sanitizing our Early LIFE centers, The New LIFE School, and Safe Haven program.

Free Citizenship Classes

LSSNY is partnering with Women for Afghan Women to offer free ESL and citizenship exam preparation.

Classes are available regardless of gender, race, nationality, age, religion or sexual orientation.

LSSNY’s Immigration Hotline – a New Resource for Immigrants

Individuals can call and ask general questions about immigration law, current immigration policies, and where to access additional assistance. 

Call: 212.870.1179

Calls will be answered in person from 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. At other times, callers can leave a message and someone from the Immigration Legal Program will call them back.


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.


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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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