Thank you to all who attended our Party of the Wells Street Bridge event. Over 15o celebrated a night of positive local impact with fantastic local food and brews by Shigs in Pitt and Mad Anthony’s Brewing Company and great music by the Farmland Jazz Band. We were thrilled to see so much support for our first ever ticketed event!
Thanks to DasFort for some fabulous images of the party. Follow us on Facebook for more photos of the event and to keep up on all Lutheran Social Services happenings.
Also, keep a look out for a save the date in the near future! We look forward to seeing everyone next year back on the bridge!
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33
We have put together materials to help students through the grief process this week and beyond. We are working with counselors from Lutheran Social Services and Cross Connections. They will be at school this week along with local pastors. Our Guidance Counselors and campus pastors also will be available for any students in need.
- Parent Letter
- Tips For Parents
- Trauma Warning Signs
- Crisis Intervention — When Terrible Things Happen to Students
- Mourner’s Bill of Rights for Teens
If you have any questions or concerns about your student, please contact your student’s guidance counselor:
Nicole Bolinger (A-Ha): email@example.com or (260) 483-1102 ext. 232
Kim Nash (He-R): firstname.lastname@example.org or (260) 483-1102 ext. 233
Vicki Ober (S-Z): email@example.com or (260) 483-1102 ext. 231
Thank you for your continued prayers.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Ribbon Cutting on 7/27/16! We are so thankful for the well-wishes, thoughts and prayers. It was a wonderful day to celebrate not just the new program, but all the programs at Lutheran Social Services of Indiana, each a piece of the puzzle to moving individuals toward economic and family stability.
Thanks so much as well to the Fort Wayne News Sentinel as well, for the great article on the program!
As a reminder, our next LSSI Works class begins August 15th. If you or someone you know is looking for more sustainable employment, please contact Kristi at (260)426-3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) has received a $705,000 grant from the Foellinger Foundation.
This grant is part of a special initiative of the Foundation which provides operating, limited capital improvement and replacement, and special organizational effectiveness support.
“We greatly appreciate our relationship with the Foellinger Foundation,” says LSSI President and CEO Angie Moellering. “This award will have a significant impact on our organization and the families we serve. The last three years of Foellinger support has helped us develop our governance structure, enhanced our fundraising, grown our programs to families in need, and enabled us to develop an ongoing strategic planning and evaluation process.”
The Foellinger Foundation Inc. is a private, charitable foundation that awards grants for the benefit of people in Fort Wayne and Allen County. The Foundation was created in 1958 by Helene R. Foellinger, The News-Sentinel’s publisher from 1938 to 1980, and Esther A. Foellinger, her mother.
Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) recently received a grant of $690,000 from The Lutheran Foundation.
The Lutheran Foundation grant dollars are for operational support in some of the agency’s many programs that include adoption services, high school diploma completion for teen parents, financial literacy, and early-childhood education.
“The Lutheran Foundation has been a consistent, generous contributor to our organization,” says LSSI President and CEO Angie Moellering. “These dollars will allow us to innovate services and develop collaborations as we address client needs. We are grateful to The Lutheran Foundation for its support.”
LSSI has received a $25,000 grant from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation to support staffing and intergenerational activities at Children’s Village, LSSI’s early-learning center on the Lutheran Life Villages South Anthony Boulevard campus. This is the fourth consecutive year that LSSI has received a grant to benefit Children’s Village from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.
Intergenerational programming at Children’s Village brings together students and residents of Lutheran Life Villages for regular interaction and meaningful activities that benefit both groups. Each week, seniors spend time in the classrooms and participate with the children in group activities, including reading, crafts, and games. Residents and students often enjoy lunch together, and the weekly Children’s Chapel Program brings them together for worship. Special events happen throughout the year that engage seniors and children with unique and memorable moments, such as field days, harvest parties, zoo day, and an intergenerational graduation ceremony.
“Our intergenerational programming provides children and seniors with unique, intergenerational opportunities for growth, learning, and wellness,” says Children’s Village Director Kathy Lehman. “This program brings older seniors and younger children together in meaningful ways that expand their understanding of one another, increase the support for one another, and enhance the lives of those involved. It’s a powerful program that positively impacts lives and spans generations.”
Children’s Village is a state-licensed facility providing a wide range of educational, social, and recreational activities for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The center uses the High/Scope Curriculum as it prepares students for kindergarten and beyond. Scholarships are available, making tuition affordable for qualifying families.
LSSI has received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne grant dollars are for operational support in LSSI’s many programs that promote the overall health of our community. LSSI focuses on equipping willing families facing the most challenging obstacles with the skills necessary to make positive life choices as evidenced by advancement toward economic and family stability.
“This generous grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne allows us to continue to focus on helping families move forward toward greater emotional, spiritual, and behavioral health” says LSSI Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Fraizer. “In addition, this allows us to serve families at a deeper level.”
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s mission is “to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grant making, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.”
LSSI recently received a grant of $645,000 from The Lutheran Foundation.
The Lutheran Foundation grant dollars are for operational support in LSSI’s many programs that promote the overall health of our community. LSSI focuses on equipping willing families facing the most challenging obstacles with the skills necessary to make positive life choices as evidenced by advancement toward economic and family stability.
“We’re extremely grateful to The Lutheran Foundation for its continuing support of our mission,” says LSSI Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Fraizer. “This generous grant will allow us to continue to be responsive to client needs and create a deeper impact to those we serve and this community.”
The Lutheran Foundation is a Christ-centered ministry of the member Lutheran congregations in northeast Indiana, dedicated to demonstrating the compassion of Christ by promoting, improving, and enhancing the quality of life of the individuals, families, congregations, and communities it serves.