Category: Children

LCFS of Illinois Honored as Innovator in Supporting and Serving LGBTQ Youth and Families

  •  June 27, 2019

  Danny entered foster care at age 3 when he and his siblings were removed from their mother’s care due to abuse. During the next 17 years, Danny bounced around from home to home and even spent time in a residential group facility and psychiatric hospitals. During his teens, Danny spent six and a half […]

LCFS Recognized by HRC Foundation for LGBTQ Inclusion Efforts

  •  June 26, 2019

  Today, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS), the second largest private provider of child welfare services in Illinois, including foster care and adoption, proudly announced that it is being recognized in Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in Child Welfare — a first-of-its-kind report highlighting more than 70 child welfare agencies across the country that […]

In the best interest of children

  •  June 26, 2018

  Through our work as a child welfare agency, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois sees and interacts with traumatized children every day. While the separation policy has been rescinded, many issues still need our voices and our action. The executive order has ended detaining children and parents separately, but answers are still needed […]

Become a part-time STAC foster parent

  •  March 26, 2018

  Help a child … feel safe, build a future, return to family. Become a part-time STAC foster parent. Southern Thirty Adolescent Center (an emergency shelter for youth in Mt. Vernon, Illinois) needs part-time foster parents to provide temporary overnight care for a child. Questions worth considering … Do you have compassion for innocent children […]

LCFS Joins Focus on Finding Families for Older Youth in Foster Care

  •  June 06, 2016

2016 Provider Exchange® Launches Second Cohort at LSA Annual Conference    From Lutheran Services in America:    “May 26, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – Lutheran Services in America (LSA) expanded its partnership with the Provider Exchange at its annual conference in Minneapolis. The Provider Exchange expands the work begun last year to provide technical assistance to […]



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