Category: Foster Care

LCFS receives national recognition as an innovator

  •  October 09, 2019

  The Council on Accreditation’s 2019 Innovative Practices Award celebrates LCFS’ Regenerations program as an example of successful innovation in the human services field. Sadly, Illinois has struggled with hundreds of older foster youth in correctional and detention centers that are past their release dates, but stay in jail because they have no place to […]

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 […]

Foster children are Illinois’ children and we are failing them

  •  May 08, 2019

  In May, we celebrate National Foster Care month. As the President and CEO of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, one of the largest private child welfare agencies in Illinois, I am saddened to say that our foster care system is in crisis due to a lack of investment. And it is the […]

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 […]



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