Lutheran Social Services

The Chamber Continues Conversations about Refugees in North Dakota

The event looked at the current state of refugees in the state of North Dakota since Lutheran Social Services closed its doors

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The Chamber’s Eggs and Issues for April focused on the status of refugees in the state. “To be honest, who doesn’t have a funky name. We all have funky names and yes at the end of the day we do need to realize that we’re all working together to fulfill the greater goal,” Assistant Commissioner for…

North Dakota Dept. of Human Services will temporarily take control of refugee resettlements

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum says the North Dakota Dept. of Human Services will temporarily administer the federally funded refugee resettlement program in North Dakota to preserve in-state control after Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota unexpectedly announced its closure. “North Dakota has had decades of proven success at integrating refugees who are fully vetted by the U.S….

Lend an Ear program connects MN Seniors with volunteers

The program is offered in 32 counties across the state of Minnesota, including Clay.

MINNESOTA –  A program is connecting volunteers with seniors looking to receive a friendly call during the pandemic. Moorhead Senior Connections and Lutheran Social Services partnering up for the Lend an Ear program. The service is provided to people 60 and older who are living alone and would like to receive a phone call on a weekly basis. The program…

Lutheran Social Services Offers Help For Parents Dealing With Coronavirus At Home

The last two sessions have completely filled up on slots so staff are working to create more throughout the school year.

FARGO, N.D. — Lutheran Social Services is offering discussion sessions connecting parents with licensed crisis counselors to help with COVID-19. It’s called Parenting In A Pandemic, organizers say it’s become a success overnight for families. They say having a safe, judgement-free environment allows parents to be open about the problems they are facing. The last two sessions have completely filled…

Lutheran Social Services Provides Farm Virtual Tour To The Older Generation Stuck at Home

Next Wednesday's virtual event will be a piano performance by Andrea Neeland.

FARGO, N.D.- Lutheran Social Services Caregiver Support is organizing different events every Wednesday for older adults all across Minnesota. Those who joined the event today were given a virtual tour of a farm in Park Rapids. “Just thought it would be such a fun way to make people feel like they’re getting out, they’re just visiting a farm and just…

Lutheran Social Services of MN hosts virtual events to bring joy to caregivers

The events are designed to lift the spirits of the older generation during social distancing and include a violin performance, a virtual farm tour, a piano performance and a virtual antique car show

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The caregiving program at Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is designed to support those dedicating their time to caring for a loved one. Along with support groups and coaching, the organization also offers in-home respite for the caregivers. However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, that service has had to be put on hold. “A caregiver…

Lutheran Social Services receives grant to help victims of crime

The non-profit organization received $25,000 from the VOCA grant.

FARGO, N.D. — For those who have suffered as the victim of a crime, trauma doesn’t end when it’s over. There is often a long road to recovery and therapy can be a huge part of that. “Without therapy services, people are dealing with unresolved trauma and it leads to all kinds of lasting effects that affect not just the…

Lutheran Social Services Provides Help for Farmers

They are trying to break the stigma regarding mental health.

FARGO, N.D.- The recent snow storm has taken a toll on many farmers across North Dakota and Minnesota. Whether it’s because of shame or pride, many farmers decide not to reach out for help when they’re feeling stressed or in a bad place. Area farmers have been dealing with a lot of stress due to weather, low commodity prices and…

End of an Era: Community Says Farewell to Fargo Pastor

Pastor Mytch Dorvilier is set to receive a new assignment to another synod

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to helping others, the impact of kindness can stretch beyond geographical boundaries. Growing up in Haiti, Mytch Dorvilier knew from a young age her life’s work would be centered on helping others. “I went out and I helped the government do vaccinations for the kids and also with literacy programs for young girls and adults,…