Category: LCFS

Social Work is Essential: Impact of the pandemic

  •  March 01, 2021

  Julie Blythe, R.N., MSW, LSW, CCTP LCFS Counselor I got into social work because as a former R.N. and an Ordained Presbyterian Minister, I realized that my passion and that which I exceed in is counseling. I was diagnosed with PTSD 6 ½ years ago. I was unable to work and could barely function. […]

Social Work is Essential: The values of social work

  •  March 01, 2021

  LaTasha Roberson-Guifarro, LCSW Associate Vice President of Strategy & Organizational Excellence, Privacy Officer The social work values of service, importance of human relationships, dignity and worth of a person, competence, integrity and social justice have led my journey over the past decade. I believe we should all aspire to make an indelible impact of […]

Urgent Nonprofit Policy Priorities in Reforms to CARES Act

  •  July 17, 2020

  Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois was one of nearly 4,000 nonprofit organizations from all 50 states that signed onto a recent broad coalition letter to Congressional leaders, urging lawmakers to include four essential policy proposals in the next COVID-19 relief legislation. Continue Emergency Funding Programs that provide nonprofits with financial support enabling […]

Mindfulness in Times of Uncertainty

  •  April 17, 2020

  By: Brent Diers, LCSW, LCFS Director of Clinical Services If you’re like me, you’ve been wandering through all of those zones in this graphic – back and forth – in the midst of these challenging times.  The feelings of fear, uncertainty and being out of control we all feel right now are familiar and omnipresent […]

LCFS COVID-19 Response

  •  March 16, 2020

  To All Families Served by LCFS, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all those we serve, while maintaining a healthy workplace for our employees. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and following the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers […]



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