Ministry Partners

Ascentria Care Alliance

“Lutheran Social Services of New England became Ascentria Care Alliance on September 1, 2014. Our new name represents the beginning of a new era for our organization! …

Our goals are big: To break the cycle of poverty, and build thriving communities where everyone has the chance to achieve their full potential, regardless of background or disadvantage.” Ascentria Care Alliance

Bread of Life

“Bread of Life is a faith-based ministry serving the communities north of Boston, with a mission to feed the body and to nurture the soul. We strive to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy and the isolated; to offer spiritual nurture, support and hospitality; to promote greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and to conduct our work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.” – Bread of Life

Camp Calumet

Calumet is an outdoor ministry which operates year round. From their website:

“Calumet is a ministry of the Lutheran Church, ELCA. Because this is a place where people meet love in action, hope in flight, justice-seeking at every turn, and compassion for each one in all we do — this is known to Calumet Nation as a special and sacred spot.

At Calumet, we strive to reach out to people from all walks of life. We seek to gather them together in a safe and secure environment where they can think about their spiritual connection, laugh with each other, grow in friendship, and dig deep into their personal journey.”

ELCA World Hunger

“Working with and through our congregations, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.” – ELCA World Hunger

Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR)

“Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.” – Lutheran Disaster Response

Malden Warming Center

Operating Dec. 1 – March 31, the Malden Warming Center (MWC) seeks to serve those experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter and warmth during the winter months, recognizing each person’s inherent dignity and unique circumstance.

The MWC is a temporary night center for those that are homeless. It is a safe place of warmth during the harshest winter months. The MWC welcomes people experiencing active substance abuse and offers comfort, hot drinks, and a warm meal. As much as possible warm clothing and toiletries will be available and the staff works to connect guests to needed services including permanent housing, substance use treatment, health and mental health services.

New England Synod

“We are a people passionately committed to rolling up our sleeves and engaging with the vast needs of our times, as well as the complex questions that surround us. Lutherans are people of grace, God’s grace. When we are at our best, we embody it in our words and our actions. At the same time, we make no pretense of being a perfect people. Instead we consider ourselves, “sinners anonymous”, people who are deeply hungry for God in Christ in our lives and our world.” – New England Synod

Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM)

“Refugee Immigration Ministry was founded in 1986 as an Interfaith Ministry whose purpose was to offer Spiritual Care in the detention facilities. As RIM has expanded to other services the collaboration between faith groups has brought volunteers together from many cultures and faiths to provide community-based services to uprooted and often isolated persons.” – RIM