Lutheran Social Services

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,…

Fargo’s Ethnic Restaurants Showcased at Taste of World

people could eat anything from greek to somali food

FARGO, ND — Lutheran Social Services showcased more than ten restaurants in the area owned by refugees. People could try anything from Greek to Somali food. There was also a silent art auction and a Bhutanese dance performance. As an organization that provides immigrant and relocation services for refugees, Lutheran Social Services says they wanted to remind people that we get…

LIVE: A Taste Of The World With Lutheran Social Services

"Taste Of The World" Event Brings Local Restaurants Together With Unique Worldly Dishes

  Adam Domitz with Lutheran Social Services joined Emily Welker to talk about the “A Taste of the World” event. LSS is bringing together local restaurants to serve a wide variety of unique cuisines from around the world. There will also be art from around the world available in a silent auction, and international entertainment. A restaurant featured at the…

Resettlement Plans Put on Hold After Reinstatement of Travel Ban

People from six Muslim majority countries with no strong ties to the U.S. will not be allowed to enter

FARGO, ND — The Supreme Court has reinstated part of President Trump’s travel ban. People from six Muslim majority countries with no strong ties to the U.S. will not be allowed to enter. Refugee resettlement has been a topic of conversation in the Fargo-Moorhead area for years. Local groups are speaking up after the president is calling the court’s decision…