Founded in 1882, the Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan operates under the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The organization offers a variety of adoption, foster care, counseling and older adult services. It is a nonprofit agency that works in collaboration with several churches, corporations and foundations. The Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan provides alcohol and drug treatment and correctional and disaster response services. The organization also specializes in family preservation and home health and residential care services for people with disabilities. It additionally offers refugee resettlement, older adult, and individual and family counseling services.