Lutheran Social Adoption Services, Eau Claire, WI

1320 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI, USA, 54701
(715) 833-0992
Lutheran Social Adoption Services, Eau Claire, WI

For over 125 years, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) has touched the lives of people across the world. Each day, individuals from all different walks of life join together to generously give of their time, energy, and resources to help improve the quality of people’s lives. Our vision is to “Change the world – one grace-filled life at a time.” We strive to achieve this by providing a variety of compassionate social services that touch nearly 120,000 people annually.

Our proud heritage began in 1882, when Pastor E. J. Homme opened a home for orphans in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Today, this home still serves many children and youth in need and is the inspiration for the social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. We welcome you to explore our storied history of growth and development, and join us in our bright future.

Compassion Across a lifetime

LSS wades into the challenges of these everyday lives with hope and help. Why? Because at LSS, we believe that when a single person of infinite worth is enabled, enlightened or empowered, the world is changed and becomes a stronger, better place for all.

Passion for serving

Lss is a place where employees feel valued, are encouraged to provide input and have opportunity to directly influence the quality of someone's life on a daily basis. Our "Passion of Serving" is the agency's most basic asset and represents the dedication our employees have in extending themselves to meet their clients needs.

Working together

Numerous ELCA congregations, individuals and organizations support and partner with LSS - building a strong foundation and tradition of serving those in need. These efforts are vital in helping individuals, families and communities find their inner strength to continue through difficult times.

Change the world

You have the power to change people's lives now and in the future. Ways to give are as individual as the people LSS serves. But each and every donation shares a common result: gifts to LSS being the light of hope and healing into the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Services we provide:

Addictions & Corrections:

  • Additional Addictions Services
  • Case Management Services
  • Conditional Release Programs
  • Halfway/Transitional Living Programs
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Other Correctional Services
  • Primary Inpatient Treatment
  • Transitional Living Programs (TLP)

Adoption & Foster Care:

Children, Youth & Family:

  • Alternative Education
  • Birth-to-Three
  • Child Care
  • Community Supervision
  • Family Partnership Initiative & Youth Enterprise for Success
  • Family Preservation
  • Homme Youth & Family Programs
  • Runaway & Youth Services (RAYS & Project Youth)
  • SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect)
  • Sexual Assault Services
  • Shelter Services


  • Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Children & Families
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Financial Counseling Services
  • Pre-Marriage Counseling
  • Professional Services
  • Psychiatry

Housing Services:

  • Older Adults
  • Persons with Chronic Mental Illness
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Persons with Physical Disabilities
  • Service Coordination in Subsidized Housing

Older Adults:

  • Adult Day Services
  • Early Memory Loss Programs
  • Family Caregiver Support and Education
  • Hmong Elder Support, Counseling and Case Management
  • Home Health
  • In-home Support Services
  • Information & Assistance
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Residential Services
  • Respite Services
  • Thompson Community Center

Persons with Disabilities:

  • Case Management
  • Community Skills
  • Day Services
  • Guardianship
  • Mental Health Services
  • Representative Payee
  • Residential Services
  • Self-directed Supports

Prison Ministries:

Urban Ministries:

  • Community Development Efforts
  • Daytime Drop-in Centers
  • Homelessness Services
  • Project Recovery & Disaster Response
  • Refugee & Immigrant Services
  • Urban Ministries News
  • Urban Threads - LSS Clothing Distribution Center
  • Voices for Youth