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History of Lutheran Service Society
On April 18, 1907, the Lutheran Inner Mission Society of Pittsburgh was officially formed at the First English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pittsburgh in response to concerns by Lutheran church groups for action on behalf of neglected children, delinquent youth, and persons in institutional care. The City Mission was officially incorporated in 1915.
In 1949, the Society voted to amend its constitution and charter, changing the name of the agency to The Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania, in order to better describe the agency's changing ministries and wider geographic service area.
Today, Lutheran Service Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, providing community-based human services that empower our neighbors to lead independent, dignified, and secure lives.
Lutheran Service Society has grown geographically to have primary service sites in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Westmoreland counties and several program sites in other western Pennsylvania counties, as well as in West Virginia.
Click here to read Lutheran Service Society's story through the decades
~compiled and written by Linda M. Hoye of Ross Township, Pa.
100 Year History of Lutheran Service Society
In commemoration of the agency's centennial, celebrated from April 2007 - April 2008, Lutheran Service Society developed a brochure to showcase its 100-year history. View that brochure here or contact us to request a hard copy to be sent to you by mail.