Programs & Services

Nurturing & Protecting Children

Every child deserves to grow up cared for
and safe from abuse and neglect.

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Empowering Families

Some families need support and encouragement
to cope with life’s challenges.

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Transforming Communities

Many communities face unmet needs and
could benefit from some assistance.

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About Us

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) annually improves the well-being of
more than 40,000 people statewide by nurturing and protecting children, empowering families
and transforming communities.


In response to God's love, LCFS engages with youth, adults, families, communities and other stakeholders to improve the well-being of those we are called to serve.


Moved by the power of the Gospel, we envision a world where, God’s will for His people to show mercy, do justice and fulfill Christ’s command to love our neighbor is fully expressed.

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Because of you, everyday people are able to make changes
necessary to achieve a better life. Thank you for your donation.
Thank you for transforming lives.

“You have to provide and be there for your kids. It’s no longer about you, it’s about them. [LCFS] got to know what type of person I am and helped me to get my son back.” -LCFS birth fatherRead Client Stories »

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