LSSI to open newly renovated space for workforce, family programs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) is growing to serve even more families in Allen County and beyond. The longstanding local organization will add a newly renovated location, LSSI Fort Wayne North, to expand existing services to meet increasing community need. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new space is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 4041 N. Clinton St. in Fort Wayne.

Services available at the LSSI Fort Wayne North location will include case management services such as Community Partners, ECHO Teen Parenting Program, Recovery Care Services, Gear Up For Safety, and LSSI Works, a workforce initiative that addresses the personal and professional barriers that affect an individual’s ability to obtain and retain sustainable employment.

“We are delighted to expand services as we extend our community engagement and assist families working toward economic and family stability,” said Angela Moellering, president and CEO of LSSI. “We are grateful for the investment made by the LSSI board of directors along with the contributions from K & H Realty Corporation owners Mark Hagerman and Philip Knapke.”

LSSI Fort Wayne North allows for an anticipated 13% increase in LSSI’s workforce and creates space for additional program growth in the future.

“LSSI will continue to do what we have done for the last 120 years: share the love of Jesus for all people through services that empower individuals to move toward social, emotional and spiritual wholeness,” Moellering said.

While adding the new facility, LSSI will maintain all of its established locations including LSSI Fort Wayne Central (333 E. Lewis St.), LSSI Fort Wayne South Children’s Village (6613 S. Anthony Blvd.), and locations in additional counties including Warsaw, Peru, and South Bend.

The grand opening is open to the public. To-go lunches will be available, and attendees will be invited to tour the facility. Guests planning to attend are asked to RSVP to

About Lutheran Social Services of Indiana

Celebrating 120 years of service to northeast Indiana, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI), offers several programs that provide a holistic approach to families in need, including home-based case management services, early childhood education, workforce development, financial stability, mental health services, and more. LSSI focuses on equipping willing families facing the most challenging obstacles with the skills necessary to make positive life choices as evidenced by advancement toward economic and family stability. Learn more at

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