Program areas at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Services for people with disabilities: our Service outcomes in this area are focused so that Minnesota's people with disabilities have access to services and a full life in community. This means they have meaningful relationships with others; are fully integrated participants in Social and community networks; are accessing community-supported services; and, are choosing the design and delivery of the support they receive. Our services also include specialized community supports which provides custom, community-based living for children and adults, and is an option for individuals who haven't found successful long-term placement in traditional support settings. Fiscal year 2020 results: 4,771 individuals served through personal support services in our community based services, host home, self-directed services and care coordination services. Individuals served experienced improved outcomes based on their personal goals. These goals may include things such as increasing independence adding assistive technology, through moving to a less restricted environment, obtaining a job in the community, moving to a host home Service or self-directing their services.
Services for older adults: our Service outcomes in this area are focused so that Minnesota's older adults have choice in their services and opportunities to contribute to community. This means they have services that support their independence, well-being and relationships; are choosing the design and delivery of their services; are contributing time and resources to their communities. Fiscal year 2020 results: 1,039,595 meals to 28,840 individuals across Minnesota, including 123,458 unforeseen special project meals due to covid-19; foster grandparents spent 95,460 hours at 93 facilities working with children of all ages, children and youth served by 261 foster grandparents; 286 volunteers provided 73,901 hours of companion services and provided 519,619 miles of transporation; caregiver services provided 1,304 hours of support to give 65 caregivers a break.
Services for children, youth and families: our Service outcomes in this area are focused so that Minnesota's children, youth and families have safe, stable homes and the opportunity to thrive in community. This means they have stable, nurturing homes with a safe place to sleep every night; are fully integrated participants in Social and community networks; are accessing the community-supported services that they need; and are thriving, resilient members of their communities. Fiscal year 2020 results: 793 families received casemanagement services and connections to cultruall-center resources; 432 households recceived supportive housing services; 202 children joined their adoptive families with 247 supported by therapeutic foster care; camp noah served 152 children in 78 communities via virtual camps; through financial counseling 17.8 million was paid back to creditors through a debt management plan with lss; 737 veterens and vetrens family menber were served through the c.o.r.e program; refugee services provided case management to 1,273 recently resettled americans and resettled 90 refugees; 1,376 behavioral health clients accessed 15,000 teleheath vists.