LUTHERAN MISSION SOCIETY OF MARYLAND

aka LMS Compassion Place   |   Baltimore, MD   |  https://compassionplace.org

Mission

Mission Statement: Bringing health and wholeness to people through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement: We will reach out, together with members of the body of Christ, to bring wholeness to people whose lives we touch, striving to meet the needs of an ever-changing world with the unchanging message of God's love.

Ruling year info

1963

Executive Director

Rev. Dr. David R. Maack

Main address

601 Hammonds Lane

Baltimore, MD 21225 USA

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EIN

52-0735885

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are many people in our communities who are vulnerable and struggling -- financially, spiritually, emotionally. There are many who feel the fierce sting of isolation, of despair, of hunger. These are the folks we seek to help.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

LMS Compassion Centers

The ten LMS Compassion Centers serve over 500 walk-in clients per day – providing food, clothing, some health services, disaster relief, chaplaincy, educational services and Christian counseling.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

LMS Counseling (Compassionate Grace Counseling Center) is a faith-based counseling program whose purpose is to provide low-to-no cost counseling to the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

The LMS Compassion Place Shelter Program offers low-cost efficiency apartments to financially disadvantaged families and individuals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Keys to City (for Disaster Relief) 2015

City of Crisfield, MD

Affiliations & memberships

Lutheran Services in America - member organization 2021

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Lutheran Mission Society of MD seeks to to help people struggling with physical needs, as well as spiritual needs. We attempt to give a hand up, as well as hope, to the working poor, the homeless, single mothers, and the elderly in our communities. Our counseling program, LMS Compassionate Grace Counseling, also seeks to provide professional counseling to individuals and families who may not otherwise have access to this service.

Lutheran Mission Society of Maryland reaches out to people in need by placing Compassion Centers in areas of easy access. Food, clothing, personal care items, and emergency help are available free of charge in the centers. The centers help fund their own operation by providing other items for a small handling fee to folks who have the means. In addition, help with basic life skills is offered, along with spiritual care.

Compassionate Grace Counseling Center is a Christian counseling program whose mission is to provide quality counseling services from a compassionate, professional perspective in order to empower individuals, families and youth to take control of their emotional health by providing them with the recovery skills needed to thrive

LMS Compassion Place currently has 10 Compassion Centers (nine in Maryland and one in York, PA) to reach out to people in their own communities. These centers are operated by a small number of staff supported by hundreds of volunteers dedicated to their mission.

The Compassionate Grace Counseling Center currently has one location with four professional counselors.

With support from individuals, churches and organizations who help provide funding, we are able to sustain and grow the operation of these facilities.

Lutheran Mission Society of Maryland was formed in 1905. In the beginning, we helped immigrants who just arrived in America, linking them with family, providing a warm meal and fresh clothes and interpreters. When that wave of immigration slowed, our mission and ministry moved to institutions -- providing chapel services and counseling in children's hospitals, tuberculosis wards, and sanitariums.

In 1967, the first Compassion Center was opened in Baltimore, MD. Since then, nine more have opened to serve people in need.

In 1986, the Compassion Care program was opened in Annapolis, MD to provide shelter and a life-skills program for single mothers and their children.

In 2010, the Compassionate Grace Counseling program was started, and has served thousands of clients with professional and accessible mental health care.

LMS Compassion Place ministries will continue to reach out to folks who have fallen between the cracks of life, extending a hand up with compassion.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LUTHERAN MISSION SOCIETY OF MARYLAND

Board of directors
as of 9/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Robert Dennett

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Millersville, MD

Term: 2020 - 2023

Kurt Klaus

Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig Law Firm

John O'Malley

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air, MD

Arnold Abel

Thrivent Central MD Team / Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Randallstown, MD

Thomas DeMik

Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Laurel, MD

James Jaseph

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Annapolis, MD

Gerald Miller

Pastor Emeritus, Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church, Annapolis, MD

Penny Courtney

St. Paul's Lutheran Gambrills, MD

Michael Dausch

Emmanuel Lutheran Pasadena, MD

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/2/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data