Recently, we announced to our staff, volunteers, donors, residents and clients an exciting change that Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania (LSS) is about to make. We wanted you to be among the first to know about this change as well.
We are pleased to tell you that going forward LSS will be known as SpiriTrust Lutheran™. SpiriTrust Lutheran unifies all our services and programs under one name to better reflect our Spirit of Service and Legacy of Trust.
This change in name will be articulated through a new look that will be reflected in all of our written communications and other visuals, including signage, uniforms, financial and legal forms, website and other materials.
Over the last six decades we have grown tremendously beyond the provision of just social services. We now deliver an array of services and programs that touch more than 16,000 lives each year. Our service footprint has grown well beyond South Central Pennsylvania and now includes 17 counties in Pennsylvania and three in Maryland. For some time, we have realized that our name no longer expressed the totality of what we do or the geography of where we do it.
Our name change is the culmination of a collaborative, intensive process during which we reflected upon our heritage, our service mission and our goals for the future. It is not just our new name, SpiriTrust Lutheran, but a whole new expression, that captures the essence of what we are and the care and compassion our amazing team delivers. It embraces our Lutheran heritage, our spirit of service and the reality that people come to us because of their trust in us.
We expect to begin operating as SpiriTrust Lutheran sometime in March and will make an official announcement once we have received all our governmental approvals.
Although our name will change,
our commitment to helping others will not change
as we move forward as SpiriTrust Lutheran™!