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

Food distribution services to continue in Calhoun County

  •  June 19, 2017

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois recently assisted in helping facilitate a plan to continue food distribution services to community residents in Calhoun County. Under the new plan, once a month the St. Louis Area Foodbank will provide a semi-truck of non-perishable foods, frozen foods, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables to be distributed to […]

LCFS 2016 Annual Report

  •  June 07, 2017

The 2016 LCFS Annual Report is now available. To view it click here.

Adoption support

  •  June 06, 2017

All children deserve the right to a permanent home where they feel safe and loved. Adoption can meet this need while bringing great joy to a family. Going through the adoption process can do the same, but there are also logistical and emotional challenges for which a helping hand and sound, expert advice are needed. […]

Hague Accreditation

  •  June 06, 2017

LCFS has achieved Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation. This grants LCFS Dual Accreditation from COA, which demonstrates the agency’s commitment to the children and families we serve in Illinois and abroad. Hague Accreditation means that LCFS is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. LCFS’s Hague Accreditation is valid through November […]

Strengthening families for a better tomorrow

  •  June 06, 2017

In 2015, Cassandra and Garry’s three children were taken into DCFS care after the couple found themselves facing charges for risk of physical/environmental neglect of their children. “We were associating with the wrong people and allowing the wrong people to be around our kids,” explained Cassandra. So the couple’s three children were placed in the […]

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