"Sharing God''s blessings by helping others in need." is the mission of Lutheran Community Services. Many of those in our community are living in poverty -- 25% of the population of Wilmington and 12% of thepopulation of New Castle County. We believe that each of us is responsible to help our less fortunate neighbors as much as we can. When it was founded in 1959, its original focus was on the independent living needs of seniors. Today, LCS provides a much broader range of emergency services and continues to develop new programs based on the needs of the communities it serves.
HOUSING. LCS provides emergency loans and grants to low income people who are behind in their rent or mortgage or who need money for a security deposit. In 2006, we made 186 loans helping to house over 500 people.
FOOD. LCS provides emergency food assistnace to low income indviduals and families at church-based pantries, free produce distributions, mobile pantries, and grocery clubs.
HEALTH. LCS also provides low income people with free clothes, pharmaceutical assistance to quit smoking, rides to medical appointments and home repair assistance (seniors and disabled only).