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December 2023 2nd Mile Giving Partner

Our ministry partner for December in the Second Mile Giving program is

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California, or LSS. It traces its roots back to 1883

in San Francisco, when a group of West Coast Lutherans got together to celebrate the

400th birthday of Martin Luther. These folks raised money to care for orphans and

widows, and the roots began. Over the years, several social service programs and

agencies formed to advocate for and serve the needy. In 1968 a merger formed what is

today Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Northern California.

As its work progressed, LSS started to look for solutions to homelessness. Since

1992, LSS has focused on supportive housing, helping individuals and families of all

ages to rebuild their lives after experiencing homelessness. Using stable housing as its

blueprint for success, the agency offers compassionate, nonjudgmental guidance, and it

connects each person to the support they need.

As a result of these efforts, nearly 4,000 individuals of all ages are in safe, stable

housing receiving the care and support they need. This happens through a network of 32 supportive housing programs that LSS manages in seven counties (Contra Costa,

Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo and Shasta).

We ask friends and members of All Saints to join in supporting this very important

organization and ministry partner in prayer, and as you are able, with financial


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