Category: LCFS

LCFS and 360 Youth Services reach agreement to be stronger together

  •  April 04, 2022

  Today, the leadership team of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) announced they have finalized an agreement to bring 360 Youth Services under the organizational umbrella of LCFS. 360 Youth Services will continue to operate as a separate social service non-profit, retaining its name, mission, values, and services, but with LCFS providing […]

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 […]

Mike Bertrand Named Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year

  •  April 06, 2021

The Executive Service Corps is the premier nonprofit consultancy with the mission of making nonprofits successful. To achieve their mission, they provide consulting, coaching, and professional services to over 150 nonprofit organizations impacting 1.2 million people each year. Each year the Executive Service Corps bestows its prestigious philanthropic awards on exceptional leaders in the nonprofit […]

Social Work is Essential: Respecting the dignity and worth of all

  •  March 01, 2021

  Tara Dull, LCSW Adoptions Worker Social Work is important because its core principles focus on addressing social problems and injustice as well as respecting the inherent dignity and worth of each person. The Social Work Code of Ethics has always been important for our country. Given the unrest and polarization over the last few […]

Social Work is Essential: Helping during pivotal moments in lives

  •  March 01, 2021

  Laurie Lawton, LCSW Director of Adoptions I believe social work is important because we provide services to our clients at pivotal moments in their lives. A prospective adoptive family may have experienced infertility, yet longs to become parents to a child. An expectant mother is experiencing an unintended pregnancy and needs support to determine […]



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