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

In the best interest of children

  •  June 26, 2018

  Through our work as a child welfare agency, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois sees and interacts with traumatized children every day. While the separation policy has been rescinded, many issues still need our voices and our action. The executive order has ended detaining children and parents separately, but answers are still needed […]

Become a part-time STAC foster parent

  •  March 26, 2018

  Help a child … feel safe, build a future, return to family. Become a part-time STAC foster parent. Southern Thirty Adolescent Center (an emergency shelter for youth in Mt. Vernon, Illinois) needs part-time foster parents to provide temporary overnight care for a child. Questions worth considering … Do you have compassion for innocent children […]

Christmas Angels

  •  December 12, 2017

  In the middle of the summer we start planning the LCFS Christmas Drive, with hopes to make Christmas extra special for the more than 1,800 children served statewide in LCFS’ Foster Care program. This weekend was our Northern Illinois Santa’s Toy Store set-up day. Volunteers drove their sleighs (Uhaul trucks) to pick up gifts […]

Celebrating Lutherbrook

  •  August 24, 2017

  In late August 2017, current and former staff, current and former LBK youth, supporters and community members gathered to celebrate and say farewell to Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center in Addison, Illinois. Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois was founded as an orphanage in 1873 by fourteen Lutheran congregations on a site just […]

Celebrating National Friendship Day

  •  July 27, 2017

  On national friendship day, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois thanks all of our friends, including Tim Perryman (pictured above). Tim and his wife Becca serve on the committee for our new, exciting fall fundraiser – the Harvest Festival. Tim shared why they support LCFS with their time and treasures: “I like the […]

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