Category: Foster Care

LCFS’ work highlighted in ‘Foster Focus’ Magazine

  •  July 19, 2021

  Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois’ work to improve outcomes for children and families of color was highlighted in the recent issue of Foster Focus Magazine, the only monthly national magazine about the foster care industry. Click here to check out the article. We’re so proud of all of our staff who’ve worked […]

Foster Parents Step Up to Help Children and Families but More Support is Needed

  •  May 01, 2021

May is National Foster Care Month. With over 21,000 children in Illinois in need of support, it is the perfect time to acknowledge the impact the pandemic has had on too many families, recognize that everyone can play a part in enhancing the lives of children in foster care and their families, and ask more […]

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Tamica Hatchett, MSW

  •  March 11, 2020

  Tamica Hatchett, MSW, Child Welfare Supervisor Why did you get into social work? When I was a child, my siblings and I were youth in care for seven years. Protective custody was taken after my mother disclosed her issues with addiction and we were placed with my maternal grandmother. In those seven years, I […]

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Roger Fitzgerald-Jackson

  •  March 11, 2020

  Roger Fitzgerald-Jackson, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I got into social work because of the support that my family and I received when I was younger. I wanted to support families like mine that needed assistance. Initially, I had wanted to work in criminal justice. However, due to the […]

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Tamara Turner

  •  March 11, 2020

  Tamara Turner, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I dreamed of being a social worker from a very young age because of my aunt, who I look up to and who has worked for DCFS for more than 25 years. She used to tell me stories of kids whose parents […]



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