Alliance Members

One of the key goals of the program is to enrich, enhance and supplement spiritual and pastoral care in the participating agencies. Member agencies of the Alliance involved in CPE have included:

Eger Lutheran Home and Services (www.eger.org)

Located on Staten Island, this agency provides skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, respite, hospice, assisted living, and social adult day care for over 500 aging persons and individuals with special needs. The Eger Harbor House Assisted Living facility is comprised of 75 suites in a five-story building overlooking New York harbor.

NYU Lutheran (www.lutheranhealthcare.org)

A 500-bed medical center and Level One Trauma Center located in Brooklyn that provides a wide range of primary, acute and long-term medical services, including surgery, intensive care, coronary care, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, etc. Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation is part of the services provided by NYU Lutheran.

Lutheran Social Services of New York (www.lssny.org)

LSSNY has been strengthening lives, families and communities for more than 125 years. The organization lends support in the areas of hunger prevention, youth education, immigrant and refugee services, disaster response, residential, child and family services, and elder care, among others. The LSSNY CPE site is located in Brooklyn serving the mentally disabled, homeless and ex-offenders.

Seafarers International House (www.sihnyc.org)

In addition to a ministry of hospitality at its Manhattan site, as well as advocacy for the immigrant in New York, SIH is a maritime ministry agency that provides global mission outreach to seafarers who come to New York ports from all over the world, primarily through a workplace ministry of shipboard visitation.

Wartburg Adult Care Community (www.wartburg.org)

Located in Mt. Vernon, New York, Wartburg provides long-term skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, adult day care, and outpatient and home health care services for the elderly and other populations needing such services. Most recently, Wartburg has become a site where both CPE and seminary internship is concurrently being served as a pilot project through the Alliance and in cooperation with the agency, parish and seminary.

In addition to member agencies that participate in the CPE program, the following member agencies serve in specialized counseling services and offer a full host of programs to help people experiencing personal hardships in their growth and healing process.

Lutheran Counseling Center (www.lccny.org)

This center has just celebrated its 25th year of mission and ministry and has enjoyed growth in providing counseling services to people of all ages, groups and families. Centers are available throughout the Metropolitan NY area. The main office and service center is located in Mineola, NY.

The Healing Center (www.thehealingcenterny.org)

The most recent agency to join Lutheran Services New York Alliance is The Healing Center in Brooklyn, NY. This agency celebrated its 15th year in working to eradicate domestic violence in the wider Brooklyn community and the city at large. The Center is committed to the prevention and intervention of family violence, abuse and sexual assault in serving people of diverse faiths, cultures and personal experiences.

The Lutheran Care Network (http://tlcn.org)

The Lutheran Care Network is a ministry of healing, hospitality and community through partnerships in caring. For 135 years, The Lutheran Care Network has been caring for senior residents, either in one of our 11 facilities, or in the comfort of their own homes.

Judicatory Members

Both the Atlantic District Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are members of the Alliance. Bishop Stephen Bouman, serving with the ELCA church-wide staff since 2008 and President David Benke, who retired in 2015, were among the founders of the Alliance. Their leadership was critical in the early years of the Alliance. Both the sitting bishop and the presidents of each judicatory are members of the Board of Directors.

Special recognition is extended to the President of the Board, Lutheran Services New York Alliance, Mr. Ronald Drews, President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of New York. He has served the LSNYA board with vision and missional leadership through the transition from United Lutheran Appeal to the inception of the Alliance in 2004, and continues his leadership responsibilities on the board.