On The Move

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio expanding

New office in Tiffin to allow for more services



Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

TIFFIN – Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio is moving to a new location in Tiffin, expanding its footprint and offerings. Scheduled to be open by the beginning of 2020, the organization will be moving to 676 Miami St., Suite A, where staff will have access to three private offices and a group therapy room.

Since opening its Tiffin office in September 2017, the organization has brought on four employees. With the additional space provided by the new location, therapists will be able to expand services beyond the mental health counseling currently offered. The new location will enable the therapists to provide drug and alcohol addiction services, anger management, parental counseling and batterers intervention groups.

“We’re really excited about being able to expand in Tiffin,” said Jeffrey Bischoff, Senior Program/Clinical Manager for Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio. “Our therapists are ready for the move and will be able to accommodate and make other interventions available to the community.”

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio was founded in 1911 by a group of pastors in Fremont, Ohio. In addition to support services at its local offices, the organization operates a Financial Opportunity Center which is part of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation service model. In the most recent program expansion, Lutheran Social Services became the Lead Agency for the Shared Success Employer Resource Network in 2018, which is a collaboration between LSS and six companies in Northwestern Ohio.

“It is always great news to see a company be able to grow and provide more services in Tiffin,” said Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz.

For information about services provided by Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, call 567-220-6495 for the Tiffin office or visit lssnwo.org.

Founded in 1911 by a group of pastors in Fremont, as Lutheran Inner-Mission Society, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio is a 501©(3) organization that regularly receives reaccredidation by the nationally recognized Council on Accreditation as well as licensures by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The agency’s stated mission is:  “In response to God’s love for all persons, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio provides human services that will strengthen the mental, moral, physical, social and spiritual well-being of those who seek this agency’s services.” For information, visit lssnwo.org.


Nick Dutro is development manager for Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, dutro@tiffinseneca.org. Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at tiffinseneca.org.