Showing kindness, doing justice and serving those in need.


A just world where all people can fulfill their basic needs.


Professionalism: We set high standards for knowledge, wisdom and ethics within the organization benefitting clients, colleagues and the community.

Quality: We set the highest standard for quality services based on our goal for continuous improvement in all that we do.

People: We value employees, clients and the community for every human has their own intrinsic worth.

Diversity: We respect those who are different from ourselves and are unified by our shared mission.

Faith-Based: We serve all people with an attitude of compassion and caring illustrating God’s love in all that we do.

Each year, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest provides:

  • 350,000+ service hours to individuals at home
  • Respite for more than 1,000 individuals in need
  • Nearly 90,000 meals in Pima County
  • Resettlement for more than 1,000 refugees in Maricopa and Pima Counties
  • Temporary shelter for homeless women and case management services that help dozens secure housing, employment and education
  • Food and vital resources for over 58,000 working poor (SNAP, rent and utility assistance, financial literacy)
  • 170+ hours of parenting classes, 12,000 referrals to resources, and 1,500+ books to children under 5
  • Loving and caring foster homes for children and adults with developmental disabilities