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

LCFS Welcomes New Board Members

  •  February 09, 2016

    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 […]

STAC training

  •  February 02, 2016

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, […]

LCFS, Responsible Budget Coalition discuss state budget impasse

  •  January 27, 2016

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 […]

New Fathers’ Center program coordinator

  •  January 15, 2016

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 […]

Celebrating hope

  •  October 27, 2015

The financial and social challenges facing the state of Illinois affect us all. However, there are a number of children, families and individuals throughout Illinois who have an even more difficult time dealing with these issues because of personal challenges they face on a daily basis such as abuse, homelessness and poverty.   Lutheran Child […]

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