Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) is a recognized leader in providing residential services to seniors and youth through effective programs, well-maintained facilities and caring staff.
What makes Lutheran Homes Society "different" is that all aspects of our ministry revolve around our mission statement and our core set of values. The mission statement and values identify the way in which we provide care and services to our residents, the way we relate to our staff and volunteers, and the way we care for the community at large.
In August 2010, LHS began a year-long celebration of 150 years of service to youth and elderly in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. LHS was founded on August 6, 1860, in the days leading up to the Civil War. Our ministry began as a home for orphans, but expanded in 1906 to include care of the elderly. Today, more than 2,300 youth and elderly located throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan benefit from LHS residential and community services.
As followers of Christ, we are called to do what lies within our power to share burdens that weigh upon the young and the old
and to alleviate sorrow and misery in His name.
Faithfulness to Christ
As part of the Church, we perform our work in response to Jesus Christ and as an extension of His ministry.
Equality and Justice
We recognize the equality of all persons in our offering of services and the opportunity for services, advocating justice and seeking to develop and balance all resources at our disposal to serve vulnerable persons with more intense needs.
Wholeness of Life
We recognize and value the life and inherent worth of each person, helping individuals experience dignity and the fullest level of his or her physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and vocational ability.
We value and demonstrate honesty, integrity, fairness and trustworthiness in all of our relationships.
Quality of Service
We seek to deliver services of the highest quality possible by demonstrating competence, continuous improvement, innovation and creativity.
Stewardship of Resources
We exercise faithful stewardship of our financial resources and physical assets, and are responsible and accountable for their proper deployment in the work of our ministry.
We will be a multifaceted network of dedicated, gifted, and caring people, known at the first call option for providing the highest quality services, facilities, and solutions for youth and elderly in need.
Strategic Positioning Statement
Serving Christ through Community