Category: Foster Care

LCFS has a dream

  •  January 17, 2019

  Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois was chosen as one of eight member organizations to participate in Lutheran Services in America’s Results Innovation Lab. As a whole, LCFS is strongly committed to the elimination of institutional racism and disparate outcomes for children, youth and families of color. Through the agency’s participation in the […]

Foster parenting lessons shared thru Instant Family

  •  November 29, 2018

  A group of colleagues and I went to see the movie, Instant Family. We were all curious to see how the movie would portray foster care. As employees of Lutheran Child and Family Services, one of the largest private child welfare agencies in Illinois, we have a unique perspective on the topic. Our group […]

LCFS Chosen to Participate in Innovation Lab to Achieve Moonshot Goal

  •  August 24, 2018

  Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois was recently chosen as one of eight member organizations to participate in Lutheran Services in America’s Results Innovation Lab! Utilizing a results-based leadership approach, the Lab is focused on the development of leadership capacity across LSA’s nationwide network of member organizations. Through the Lab, Lutheran Services in […]

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 […]

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.



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