Community Services

LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST

With a history of more than 85 years of service to Northwest communities, Lutheran Community Services Northwest annually serves over 120,000 people of all ages, cultures and faiths through offices across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our caring, professional staff provide a broad range of services to adults, teens, children, families, schools, congregations, businesses and communities. Our programs are tailored to address specific needs in each of the communities we serve. Our E. Washington/Idaho offices are located in  
   
Spokane http://www.lcsnw.org/spokane/index.html 
Kennewick http://www.lcsnw.org/kennewick/index.html 
Boise http://www.lcsnw.org/boise/index.html

THE VILLAGE AT ORCHARD RIDGE

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Ninety-eight years ago a group of Lutheran farmers decided to buy the old Swedish College and provide a home for the elderly and young children.  The Village at Orchard Ridge (formerly Coeur d’Alene Homes & Heritage Place) was opened in 1921 and has a decades-old commitment to provide a nurturing community to older adults. Sponsored by 23 area churches, our compassionate Christian care embodies love, dignity, respect, and support for you and your loved one. As the only nonprofit assisted living & memory care community in the Coeur d'Alene area, we are uniquely equipped to care for the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of our residents.

LUTHER PARK AT SANDPOINT

Luther Park at Sandpoint is currently under development by First Lutheran Church as a senior housing ministry. When complete in the early fall of 2008 Luther Park will feature 60 units of catered living apartments with full kitchens, 1 to 2 bedrooms, laundry, and 1 to 1 1/2 bathrooms. In addition 27 units of memory care suites and enhanced assisted living suites are being provided for those with greater needs for assistance.

For more information, please call 208/263-2048.

LUTHERAN PUBLIC POLICY OFFICE OF WASHINGTON

Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. ~ Psalm 82:3

The Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington State is one of the twenty State Public Policy Offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  As a partnership ministry of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the three Washington synods of the ELCA, and the ELCA Division for Church in Society, we work to advocate on behalf of all God's creation, particularly those who are impoverished and marginalized.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Paul Benz, Director of the Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington State at 206/464-4133.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world's most impoverished communities to help themselves. With partners in 35 countries, LWR seeks to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. and has worked in international development and relief since 1945. For more information, please visit lwr.org  For Lutheran World Relief's latest press release, click here