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This year’s Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) Annual Gathering of Stakeholders convened at Concordia University Chicago to tackle the topic: “Poverty: a Moral Issue.” In introductory remarks, LCFS Board Chair Brenna Woodley assured stakeholders of the importance of the meeting topic to her personally and to the entire LCFS […]
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) welcomes four new members to its board of trustees. “I am excited about the new members joining the LCFS board of trustees,” said LCFS Chief Executive Officer Gene Svebakken. “Their unique experiences will provide our agency with leadership and guidance as we navigate today’s […]
Issues facing LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) individuals was the topic of training last month at Southern Thirty Adolescent Center (STAC). DCFS Statewide LGBTQ Coordinator Jane Kelly and DCFS Consulting Psychologist for LGBTQ Children and Youth Dr. Claudia Mosier presented on a variety of LGBTQ psychoeducational topics, predominantly focusing on trans youth, […]
Members of the Responsible Budget Coalition, including LCFS, spoke in Springfield yesterday about how the current Illinois budget impasse is weakening families and communities, and how the governor and general assembly have failed to put a budget first that chooses revenue. News story Picture: Left to right: Jennifer Cushman and Neal Waltire of […]
LCFS’ Fathers’ Center (based out of Unity Lutheran Church in East St. Louis) welcomes new Program Coordinator Eric Schmitt (pictured below, left). LCFS Child Welfare Supervisor Kris Martin (pictured below, right) has also joined the program, which makes this a dynamic partnership within LCFS Community Services and for those who will be served in this […]