Lutheran Social Service of MN



About Us

We support hundreds of youth and families every year in the Virginia and the Iron Range area.

Young people who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness can find nonjudgmental support and assistance. We are committed to providing youth with the resources they need to launch into productive, healthy and independent lives.

In addition, we offer the Safe Exchange Program to provide parents living apart with a neutral pick-up and drop off location for their children.

Emergency Shelters, Drop-Ins & Services
Emergency Youth Hotline

LSS Family Resource Center
A 24/7 shelter that provides a safe environment for children and youth.

Oh No! Eighteen
Provides group training and individual transition planning and services for youth who are in care or have aged out of care.

The Range Youth Shelter
A short-term, emergency shelter and care for children and youth.

Safe Exchange Program
Offers children and their parents a safe, neutral environment as visitation periods begin and end.

Together for Youth
A safe and welcoming space where youth can connect with their peers, find resources, explore issues and navigate challenges.