Lutheran Social Services Grantee Spotlight
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area was founded in 1917 and fulfills its mission by walking with those in need and mobilizing community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives.
Another year of support in the amount of $30,000 was provided to Lutheran Social Services for its Youth Haven Project which provides age appropriate health and wellness services to 90 children, teens, and adults living with or affected by HIV/AIDS related stigma throughout the National Capital Area. Youth Haven’s goals are to improve health management and life skill habits; build connections for trusting relationships; and increase opportunities for personal success. Through educational workshops, retreats, peer support, and mentorship, participants improve their emotional wellness and their healthy eating and nutritional habits.