Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is a health and human service organization representing nearly 90 years of combined service to the people of the Carolinas. Established in 2012, LSC represents the coming together of two vital Carolina social ministry organizations Lutheran Services for the Aging (LSA) and Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas (LFS).
Founded in 1960 by the NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to provide for frail seniors, LSA established its first ministry, a Hickory, NC nursing home, in 1962. Soon its services would expand to include both frail and active seniors. Today as LSC, the organization operates independent living, rehabilitation, assisted living, adult day services, and geriatric care management in addition to skilled nursing care. LSC also collaborates with a number of other senior services organization to provide services to seniors in whatever place they call home.
With roots stretching back to the 1880’s, Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas was established in 1976 as the NC Division of the Lutheran Children's Home and in 1991, with the blessing of the NC and SC Synods, adopted the name Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas. Today as LSC, the organization serves the people of North and South Carolina through foster care and adoption services, residential services for adults and children at risk or with special needs, counseling and psychiatric services, transitional housing, veteran services, disaster response services, and refugee resettlement.