Mission & Vision
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois nurtures and strengthens children and families in need.
Who We Are
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma. We do this as a leading provider of a variety of child welfare services. LCFS is a welcoming organization that serves people of all faiths, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender-identifications.
To nurture and strengthen children and families in need.
A world where all of God’s children have the opportunity for safe, healthy and meaningful lives.
LCFS traces its roots to 1873 when several Lutheran churches in northern Illinois established the German Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Home in Addison, Illinois. Opening its doors that year to six young children, the orphan home grew quickly and expanded its services over the years. Today, LCFS has more than 300 employees at 14 office sites across Illinois partnering to provide impactful and values-driven services for the betterment of those we serve.