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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 […]

Beverly Jones Discusses LCFS’ Racial Equity Journey on Local Media

  •  April 26, 2021

Lutheran Child and Family Services has been working tirelessly to get foster children into forever families and reunited with birth families whenever possible. We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for minority foster children who have historically been underserved and lagged behind in reunification. LCFS VP and COO Beverly Jones has reached out to local […]

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 […]

Hope in the Face of Adversity

  •  March 11, 2021

“Hope itself is like a star — not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.” – 18th Century preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon Over the past year, we’ve all experienced much adversity as a result of the pandemic: as a nation, an agency, and in […]

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