Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Inc.

aka LSSNCA   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.lssnca.org

Mission

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) accompanies those in need to foster resiliency, self-sufficiency, and access to opportunities by creating, connecting with, and engaging welcoming communities. 

Ruling year info

1959

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kristyn Peck

Main address

1730 Rhode Island Ave NW Suite 712

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

53-0207407

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Family & Children Services

LSSNCA seeks to create and expand families. We aim to assist families and individuals navigating domestic and international adoptions by providing adoption case management and low-cost home study and post-placement visits. We provide confidential and comprehensive post-adoption search services for individuals who were adopted through LSSNCA or made their adoptions plan with us. We seek to create nurturing and safe homes for refugee youth by training parents and placement services for the foster care of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM).
Programs include: Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) Foster Care, Adoption Services

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Families

In partnership with faith communities, foundations, local, state and federal partners, and hosts of volunteers, LSSNCA provides welcoming and resettlement services to refugees and immigrants in DC, Maryland and Virginia. We support our clients during this important transition by mobilizing community partners and offering a comprehensive range of services including case management, employment training, cultural and community-based education, and immigration services. Our staff aims to support refugee and immigrant clients on their path to financial self-sufficiency within their new communities.
Programs include: Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS), Workforce Development, Immigration Services, Interpretive Services, Safe Release (Family Reunification)

Population(s) Served
Families
Immigrants and migrants

LSSNCA is committed to providing comprehensive and confidential health and wellness services to individuals and families. We aim to provide a full range of behavioral health, rehabilitation, and reintegration programming. Our team, and partner affiliates, offers a full spectrum of programming, trainings, workshops, and tools to help the individual, family, and community. We provide equal care to all clients regardless of age, race, ethnicity, physical ability or attributes, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, or gender identity/expression.

Programs include: Migrant Support Services Program (MSSP), Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE), and Youth Haven Camps

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Adolescents

The Bold Journey Endowment Fund supports LSSNCA community members seeking to further their education. The Fund provides scholarships to past and current clients of LSSNCA working to improve their lives and build a stronger future. Funds are dedicated to higher education, vocational training, professional credential certifications for those educated outside the US, and related education costs (i.e. books and admissions testing).

Past recipients have used scholarship funding to further their career goals to become accountants, doctors and engineers at colleges and universities and to pursue vocation training at local community colleges. In 2020, we awarded scholarships to six individuals for the Bold Journey and Elizabeth Kreiser Weisburger Scholarships.

In addition, the Fund supports the Youth Haven Camps, Be Well Retreat Programs, and Healthy Relationship Education which ensure that children and youth are Connected, Healthy and Succeeding. Through the camps and retreats youth and young adults learn the necessary tools and leadership skills to promote future success, build healthy relationships, and maintain general wellness. Expenses covered include room and board, nursing care, guest speakers, and classroom/camp supplies.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Young adults

Where we work

Accreditations

COA Accreditation 2019

Affiliations & memberships

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service 1939

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Contact us form on website and 90 Day Exit interviews with refugee clients.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 08/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah Phelps

Abed Ali

Deloitte Consulting

Monique Alston-Davis

Montgomery College

Meha Desai

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Joshua Eberle

Deloitte

Rev. Lloyd Gaines

Peace Lutheran Church

Daniel Mekibib

Fairfax County Government

Ryan Hill

Gartner

Sarah Stewart

Mary Burce-Warlick

Rev. Laila Ortiz

Bishop DC Metro Synod , ELCA

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/5/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data