Collaborations And Partnerships

Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR)

LSC is the lead agency for Lutheran Disaster Response in North and South Carolina. LSC facilitates disaster preparedness and response services to congregations, families, and individuals through a two-state collaborative called Lutheran Disaster Coalition of the Carolinas (LDCC).

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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

Since its inception in 1939, LIRS has helped over 379,000 refugees build new lives in the United States largely due to its nationwide network of local resettlement partners like Lutheran Services Carolinas. Together with churches and community volunteers, refugees are receiving the support they need to find welcome and success in American communities.

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Lutheran Support Group Of Gaston

The Lutheran Support Group of Gaston provides ongoing support for LSC in Gaston County, including support for Mountain Ridge, a group home for adults with developmental disabilities in Gastonia. This coalition of 15 Lutheran Churches helps with maintenance and upkeep of the home and offers hospitality to residents through their congregations.


Perched on a hill at the edge of Lenoir-Rhyne University and next to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC, sits Lutherhaus, a small apartment complex that has been serving low income seniors and people with disabilities since 1981. Updated in 2008, the 50 pet-friendly 600-square-foot apartments feature walk-in closets, balconies, and safety-call systems. Call (828) 327-0393 to learn more.


PACE is a Medicare program and Medicaid option for North Carolinians age 55 and over who are in need of skilled nursing care but wish to receive that care in their own homes. Lutheran Services Carolinas now collaborates in four North Carolina PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) initiatives:

Senior TLC

Located in Gastonia, NC; opened in January 2014. Learn more by calling 704-874-0603 or by visiting Senior TLC on Facebook.

Rapid Resource For Families

For many years, the state of North Carolina has worked toward creating alternative housing options that could offer a home environment for every child. Rapid Resource for Families is a nonprofit organization created by Alexander Youth Network, Barium Springs Home for Children, Easter Seals UCP, and Lutheran Services Carolinas to help children transition from group homes to therapeutic foster care.

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SearStone Retirement Community

Located in Cary, NC, SearStone defines itself as a "New Urbanist" community designed for those age 62 and "better." The Searstone community continues to grow. As a SearStone sponsor, LSC assists in directing a portion of the proceeds from this not-for-profit venture to benefit eldercare programs in the Triangle area.

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Serving Cup Ministry

Serving Cup, in Raleigh, NC, offers support to adults with disabilities including many LSC clients. One popular Serving Cup project is its Coffeehouse ministry, which offers adults with disabilities and their caregivers a place to enjoy entertainment and special events while connecting to local resources. The Serving Cup ministry was also key in the establishment of LSC’s Green Level Apartments, and Whittecar House, and has most recently partnered with LSC and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County on the Building Independence project, which serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wake County, allowing them to live as independently as possible. For more about Serving Cup, click here.

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Trinity Rehab

Lutheran Services Carolinas entered into a partnership in 2013 with rehab/business professionals to establish Trinity Rehab, an LLC (limited liability corporation). Seventy percent of Trinity Rehab is currently owned by LSC and other nonprofit senior services providers who can ensure rehab services are delivered consistent with the LSC mission, and that any surplus is available to fulfill its nonprofit mission.

Welcome House

St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia supports LSC’s Refugee Resettlement program in a very tangible way through providing housing for recently arrived refugees at Welcome House. When the church decided to discontinue using a parsonage on its grounds, the congregation realized an opportunity to partner with LSC and provide a temporary home to newly arrived refugees waiting for permanent housing.


Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to helping economically vulnerable families and individuals by providing them reliable, affordable vehicles. Wheels4Hope generously supports LSC’s Refugee Services program in Raleigh.

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