Early Life

We support the health,
education, and well-being
of children and families.

Supportive Housing

We provide more than just housing.

Hunger Prevention

Our food pantries feed
15,000 food-insecure families in
Nassau County and New York City.

Foster Care

We supply nurturing, loving,
and supportive environments to children
and young mothers in our care.

Immigrants and Refugees

We provide representation,
legal advice, and community
outreach across 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.

Vision and Values

Strengthening Lives, Families and Communities.

– Respect for All
– Social and Racial Justice
– Commitment
– Excellence though Competence, Innovation, and Collaboration
– Compassion
– Empowerment

Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Lutheran Social Services of NY.

To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided: https://transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com/


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Life Services

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


Every $1 generates $10 worth of service. Make a contribution today so we can make a difference together.
A gift, sponsorship, or donation to LSSNY can help us continue to offer advocacy, leadership development, best practices and support to health and human service organizations throughout NYC.
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