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

“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 […]

LCFS remembers Bob Fick

  •  October 21, 2016

A very special person in the life of LCFS passed away on October 13th. Bob Fick was a compassionate man who cared deeply – especially for the youth at Lutherbrook where he was an art instructor. He had a special gift for connecting with Lutherbrook youth. Bob served on the LCFS Board of Trustees for […]

Impactful support

  •  October 20, 2016

What better way to spend a beautiful October evening than in the company of friends? More than 140 people agreed, gathering recently for the 27th annual Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) Harvest Gala. They gathered for a time of fellowship and good food and to support LCFS’ work of nurturing and protecting […]

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