LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Embrace • Equip • Empower

aka LSS Southern California   |   Orange, CA   |  www.lsssc.org

Mission

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California has a legacy of meeting the needs of the vulnerable in our communities since 1946. We unite with individuals, churches, businesses, civic leaders, government agencies and other stakeholders for one goal; breaking the cycle of poverty one family at a time. Ignited by faith, we live out God’s love by embracing, equipping and empowering vulnerable people in Southern California.

Ruling year info

1961

President/CEO

LaSharnda Beckwith

Main address

999 Town and Country Road

Orange, CA 92868 USA

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EIN

95-2225798

NTEE code info

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

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Emergency Services

Emergency shelter, meals, grocery bags, personal hygiene items, bus passes, gas vouchers, clothing, shower & laundry facility, backpacks & school supplies, financial assistance to cover prescription, eyeglass, and dental visits.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children and youth

Housing counseling, permanent supportive housing for people living with HIV, transitional housing, hotel/motel vouchers, and financial assistance to pay rent/mortgage.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Parenting education, social services, supervision, and counseling are provided to families and children in the foster care system to facilitate healing, reconciliation, and reunification of families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Intensive case management, workforce development, life skills training, budgeting/money management training, payee services, entitlement benefits enrollment, civic engagement support, education services, transportation, housing navigation services, day program activities for individuals with intellectual/developmental activities, senior support services, as well as linkage to health care, substance abuse, and mainstream services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

LSSSC offers a full spectrum of clinical and social services to over 5,000 families/individuals each year in evidence-based practices that include wrap-around mental health and behavioral services, trauma recovery services, sexual abuse treatment programs for victims and families, sexual abuse prevention programs, and case management.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Board of directors
as of 07/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

TERRY PAULSON

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability