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‘I walked in

with fear and

walked out free’


Work doesn’t get any more personal than it does for staff in our Substance Use Disorder programs. LCSNW team members dig deep into the well of lived experience, hard-earned healing and miraculous change, as you can see in this essay by Larry Jay. He wrote it for National Recovery Month.


our impact


In the 2023 Annual Report, hear our CEO describe LCSNW’s “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal,” see the breadth of our programs, meet some of our amazing staff and clients, and dig into our yearly financial review.

Uniquely gifted

with love, joy

and courage


Emillie Binja grew up in an African refugee camp before she, her mother and three brothers were resettled in Tacoma by LCSNW. Now Emillle steps out in faith as a Lutheran pastor in the Portland area. Her story offers an uplifting example of discovering one’s calling in an unexpected place.

Behavioral Health Services

Achieving health and well being for a better life

Better lives mean better communities. So we partner with thousands of people as they make their journeys from addiction, trauma and mental health issues to recovery, hope and happiness. Learn More

Family and Community Support

Building stronger families and communities

By breaking generational cycles of poverty and trauma, we make a powerful positive impact on people and communities. Learn More

Refugee and Immigrant Services

We help refugees and immigrants rebuild their lives in a new country

We believe in the American dream. That’s why we help people who’ve endured the unimaginable to pursue it. Learn More

Child Welfare Programs

Keeping kids safe, supported and loved

We believe all children deserve homes where they feel safe and loved. That’s why we work to ensure that neglected, abused, parentless and other at-risk children are surrounded by loving families. Learn More

Aging and Independent Living

Enriching communities with active and engaged seniors

We believe our communities are richer when aging adults and people with disabilities of all ethnic backgrounds are part of the social fabric. We provide the services they need to live engaged and independent lives. Learn More

Crime Victim Services

Standing up for victims of crime

We stand with victims of crimes to offer personal support, connections to services that aid with healing and recovery, and assistance through investigative and legal processes. Learn More