You serve vulnerable people in our communities through LCS Northwest just like our founders did 100 years ago. “Build strong communities,” they said.

Now, our founders call us to serve. “Build strong communities” is the cornerstone of work today. Our goal is for you to keep building stronger communities with us for the next 100 years.

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Medication therapy can be part of someone’s treatment plan as they make their journey through trauma, addiction or a mental health challenge. As the new Medical Director for LCS Northwest, Dr. Alfredo Soto provides leadership and expert guidance to our medication managers and their clinical teams. Read the story.

Sharing History With Boots Winterstein

Boots Winterstein has volunteered with us, presided over our board of directors as president, and led our North Puget Sound team as their director from 2000-2006. She is also the daughter of The Reverend Ruben Spannaus, the first director of Associated Lutheran Welfare (today LCS Northwest). We share her story as the latest entry in our Centennial Series.

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 seniors and people with disabilities are part of the social fabric. 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

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