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Lutheran Social Service – My House, Minneapolis
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Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has goals and standards for providing supports to people with disabilities that exceed state licensing standards. LSS has achieved the Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation, With Distinction, from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).
Through our partnership with CQL, we not only consider the importance of health and safety, we also look to the individuals’ hopes and dreams.
Shared living in comfortable homes, supported by professional staff and services, meets the unique needs of each person.
Individuals in Supported Living Services share a home with two to four roommates. Each person has their own bedroom; other living spaces are shared, offering a great opportunity to socialize and develop friendships.
LSS designs support to help each person live as independently as possible, while still providing a safe and supportive environment. Individualized planning includes many types of personal development goals and normal daily activities like learning to prepare meals, safety concerns and participating in community activities. We also believe it is equally important that the plans incorporate each individual’s hopes and dreams.
All staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and the Vulnerable Adult/Maltreatment of Minor Act. In addition, staff receives ongoing, specialized training based on the physical and emotional needs of each individual we support, such as autism, epilepsy, dementia and other diagnoses.
Lutheran Social Service recognizes the importance of feeling connected. Each home is located within communities where we work hard to make connections with those who live nearby. Whether that includes delivering baked goods or attending a block party, we encourage a sense of community within LSS homes and in the community.
Social Engagement & Volunteering
LSS encourages individuals to participate in giving to their community when possible and if they choose to. Individuals participate in social roles such as greeting church members, bell ringing during the holidays and volunteering time at a local food shelf.
Along with the sense of community, LSS recognizes the significance of transportation to access the community. We support people in participating fully in community activities.
LSS Supported Living homes are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Individuals are referred to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota by their county caseworkers.