The Lutheran Care Network is a social ministry agency. A member of Lutheran Services of America, TLCN is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has official recognition by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Began in 1875 by a group of Lutheran churches in Brooklyn, the first residence was a place where people came to retire to the “country”. Beginning in 1960 with Medicare and Medicaid assistance for individuals providing a significant change in services for the elderly, our residences and housing units expanded both in services provided and in locations stretching from the Albany region to Long Island.
Today, as a Lutheran Social Ministry organization, TLCN still reflects its heritage and relationship to Lutheran churches. Newly formed, there are regional associations of congregations that support its ministry through financial gifts and volunteers giving of their time and talents to enrich resident’s lives.
The TLC Network of ministries is dedicated to supporting congregations with partnerships that enrich all members. The Lutheran Care Network can provide speakers for wellness events and assist with Health Fairs hosted by congregations or community groups.
The Lutheran Care Network provides services for people of all faiths, under a strong Judeo-Christian mission, vision and values.