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Read the latest news about LCFS and the children, families and communities we serve together.

Korean Language and Cultural Program

  •  March 21, 2017

Eastern Social Welfare Society is once again offering its Korean Language and Cultural Program. The program is designed to assist ESWS adoptees to learn the Korean language and gain exposure to Korean culture.   The program runs from June 18 through July 21, 2017 and is held in cooperation with Hallym University’s International School in […]

Great day for a great cause

  •  February 16, 2017

A beautiful February day provided the framework for the 2017 Lutherbrook Bowl-A-Rama. More than 300 people participated in the event, which raised more than $32,000. The funds raised through Bowl-A-Rama support Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center, a program of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois. Lutherbrook youth have experienced multiple complex traumas in their […]

“We all do better when we all do better”

  •  February 03, 2017

In Illinois and across the nation issues surrounding wealth and income inequality are raising increasing concerns. This year’s Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois Annual Gathering of Stakeholders addressed them head on. New LCFS President and CEO Mike Bertrand set the tone by reminding attendees that “We’re called to continue to serve.” He acknowledged […]

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.

Leadership transition

  •  November 04, 2016

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) a leading social-service provider focused on nurturing and protecting children, strengthening families and enhancing communities, has announced the retirement of Gene Svebakken (pictured above with his wife Carol), MSW, ACSW as chief executive officer effective December 31, 2016. The board of trustees also announced the appointment of […]

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