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Urgent Nonprofit Policy Priorities in Reforms to CARES Act

  •  July 17, 2020

  Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois was one of nearly 4,000 nonprofit organizations from all 50 states that signed onto a recent broad coalition letter to Congressional leaders, urging lawmakers to include four essential policy proposals in the next COVID-19 relief legislation. Continue Emergency Funding Programs that provide nonprofits with financial support enabling […]

LCFS Statement: We’re committed to dismantling systemic racism

  •  June 01, 2020

  The last several weeks and months in the United States have been deeply saddening. As a nation, we’ve witnessed the institutionalized violence against our African American brothers and sisters that occurs every day and has for centuries. With that we’re also seeing justifiable anger, rage and grief being expressed. Lutheran Child and Family Services […]

Mindfulness in Times of Uncertainty

  •  April 17, 2020

  By: Brent Diers, LCSW, LCFS Director of Clinical Services If you’re like me, you’ve been wandering through all of those zones in this graphic – back and forth – in the midst of these challenging times.  The feelings of fear, uncertainty and being out of control we all feel right now are familiar and omnipresent […]

Managing Anxiety and Stress During COVID-19

  •  March 27, 2020

  by Brent Diers, LCSW LCFS Director of Clinical Services Safety is first!  While the restrictions related to social distancing can be a great source of anxiety and stress, we must begin by understanding that these are actions each of us is involved in that promote our physical safety.  In the hierarchy of human needs, […]

LCFS COVID-19 Response

  •  March 16, 2020

  To All Families Served by LCFS, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all those we serve, while maintaining a healthy workplace for our employees. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and following the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers […]

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