Volunteers Take to the Streets Celebrating LSS/NCA’s 100 Years of Service

May 8, 2017 (Washington, DC) On a May Saturday, dozens of volunteers, staff and partner organizations joined Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) in celebration, solidarity and service to celebrate 100 years of LSS/NCA.  Into the Streets, the single largest community-wide day of service in the organization’s known history was a bold demonstration … More Volunteers Take to the Streets Celebrating LSS/NCA’s 100 Years of Service

Immediate Implications of the New Executive Order

On March 6, 2017 President Trump released a new Executive Order, effective on March 16, 2017, addressing refugee resettlement in the United States, revoking and replacing the controversial Executive Order 13769 that was released in January. The new order has significant similarities to and differences from the original order. It is important to be aware … More Immediate Implications of the New Executive Order

Fostering Hope: How LSS/NCA Brings Families Together

Author: Kristina DeVesty, Guest Blogger According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on any given day there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care. The phrase “foster care” often comes loaded with negative connotations, myths, and stereotypes. Those of us outside the system may struggle to understand it, or how to best … More Fostering Hope: How LSS/NCA Brings Families Together

Sudanese Man Falls to His Knees in Middle of Texas Airport to Praise God After Emotional Reunion With Family

A reminder of true gratitude this Thanksgiving! “The story began back in 2012 when a Sudanese woman showed up in Forth Worth, Texas, pregnant and with her two small children. Her husband couldn’t make the trip, unable to leave the refugee camp because the couple had lost their marriage papers while fleeing war. They had … More Sudanese Man Falls to His Knees in Middle of Texas Airport to Praise God After Emotional Reunion With Family

Living Lutheran Magazine Features LSS/NCA

“In places of Washington D.C., where tourists rarely visit, a quiet epidemic is raging. At least 3% of residents–more than 20,000 people–suffer from HIV and AIDS. According to the Washington Post, the HIV incidence rate in D.C. is on par with Uganda and Kenya.”  This is the opening line to Living Lutheran Magazine’s centerfold article … More Living Lutheran Magazine Features LSS/NCA