Sauve to lead youth, housing and family services at LSS
Kathy Sauve has been named director of Youth, Housing and Family Resources in Brainerd for St. Paul-based Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, the largest nonprofit human service organization statewide.
Sauve will oversee services that help local residents maintain stable housing, ensure low-income households have heat during the cold winter months and provide independent living skills, transitional housing and other critically-needed support for youth. Previously, she served for seven years as the program manager of Youth Services in Brainerd.
“I am very much looking forward to my new leadership role within Lutheran Social Service,” Sauve said in a news release. “The LSS vision, ‘All people have the opportunity to live and work in community with dignity, safety and hope,’ inspires me every day and makes me grateful to be part of this important work.”
Sauve received a degree in adolescent youth development from Sault College in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario and a Native Communications degree from First Nations Technical Institute near Belleville, Ontario. Prior to joining Lutheran Social Service, she provided 26 years of care and support to youth and families. Most recently, she was the director of New Dawn Board and Lodge for pregnant Native American women and their children while also serving as a chemical dependency counselor in the adolescent unit.
Sauve serves as the secretary for the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless and is a board member for the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth. She also served as a member of the Crow Wing County Human Rights Commission. Sauve resides in Pequot Lakes.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, with over 2,300 employees and 10,000 volunteers, serves over 100,000 Minnesotans each year.