Category: Family

Food distribution services to continue in Calhoun County

  •  June 19, 2017

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois recently assisted in helping facilitate a plan to continue food distribution services to community residents in Calhoun County. Under the new plan, once a month the St. Louis Area Foodbank will provide a semi-truck of non-perishable foods, frozen foods, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables to be distributed to […]

Strengthening families for a better tomorrow

  •  June 06, 2017

In 2015, Cassandra and Garry’s three children were taken into DCFS care after the couple found themselves facing charges for risk of physical/environmental neglect of their children. “We were associating with the wrong people and allowing the wrong people to be around our kids,” explained Cassandra. So the couple’s three children were placed in the […]

Foster parents positively impact families

  •  November 29, 2016

The importance of the positive impact of foster parents on families cannot be underestimated. The article, “Report says foster parents helping reunite families,” from the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, addresses this topic and highlights LCFS’ Northern Illinois Director of Child Welfare Jacqueline Herbert-Townsend.

Develop your creative side at Chicago Uptown Ministry

  •  June 02, 2016

Chicago’s Uptown community is an eclectic neighborhood that includes people from many different walks of life, including musicians and artists. Uptown residents now have an opportunity to join their creative ranks.    Are you interested in playing the piano? Chicago Uptown Ministry wants to provide Uptown residents with the opportunity to learn the piano and […]

Lutheran Day 2016

  •  April 27, 2016

One hundred twenty-five advocates from Lutheran social-ministry organizations in Illinois gathered in Springfield on April 20 to advocate for justice for Illinoisans who look to state-funded services for safety, healing and opportunity.   Chaplain Leslie Hunter and the students of Holy Family Ministries provided inspiration to take action with and for our neighbors. Expert panelists […]



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