FARGO – LCMS World Relief recently awarded Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota a $10,000 grant to support three of the agency’s youth programs
The LCMS World Relief and Human Care Domestic Grant went to support Lutheran Social Services Day Report, Lutheran Social Services DIVERT and the Great Plains Food Bank BackPack program.
Lutheran Social Services Day Report promotes the well-being of at-risk youth ages 14-17 in Grand Forks County through after-school structure, supervision and education.
Lutheran Social Services DIVERT provides an alternative to juvenile court involvement for youth through a brief solution-focused therapy, which brings together the families and the community’s resources to increase their supportive services and strengthen the family unit.
The Cass Clay BackPack program serves 1,200 children throughout Cass and Clay Counties and another 600 statewide who live with, or are at immediate risk of, hunger. The program provides food for children over the weekends when other resources are not available. It is operated by the Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care is the St. Louis-based emergency relief and sustainable development arm of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Project grants from LCMS World Relief and Human Care help people recover from disasters and support self-help ministries in the United States and other countries around the world.