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Our mission is to provide HOPE by responding to human need through services that SUSTAIN and TRANSFORM lives

Lutheran Social Services of Alaska is a non-profit social service agency providing aid to low-income individuals and families throughout Alaska. Located in midtown Anchorage, our offices and food pantries serve hundreds of clients every week. Many of our clients live in desperate conditions: some have to make choices between heating their homes or paying for life-sustaining medications, many do not have the funds to purchase enough food, some have no roof over their head, and others suffer from substance abuse, medical issues, or mental health issues. As a partner of the United Way of Anchorage​, we gain the opportunity to join with other agencies in addressing urgent human needs throughout the state of Alaska.  We are also a member of the Lutheran Services in America, one of largest health and human service organization networks in the nation. In addition, we are supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Alaska Synod (ELCA)​, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Northwest District of the LCMS and many caring and concerned congregations and individuals throughout the state  and country.

LSSA does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or age.

lives are touched

​LSSA touches the lives of over

40,000 individuals each year



Watch client stories & read about LSSA in the media by clicking below.

pounds of food

Our food pantries distributed 720,000 pounds of food to over 56,000 individuals in 2018.

dollars in earthquake relief.




volunteer hours

It takes a small army... roughly 7,000 hours of volunteer work each

year help make our programs successful.

miles to medical appointments

In 2018 we drove 1,420 individuals a total of 6,900 miles

to medical appointments around Anchorage. 


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