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

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 […]

Bowling Benefits Lutherbrook Youth

  •  July 07, 2015

More than 300 bowlers took advantage of a cold February Sunday to help bring hope and healing to the youth at Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center. The February 8 event was the 28th annual Lutherbrook Bowl-A-Rama, held at Addison’s Stardust Bowl. Attendees came from all generations, from toddlers to seniors and even Illinois State Representative […]

LCFS Hosts 25th Harvest Gala Seeds of Good Deeds

  •  July 07, 2015

A lot can happen in a quarter-century, and sometimes the positive things can get overlooked. The 25th anniversary celebration of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois’ Harvest Gala on November 8 made sure to accentuate the positive. This year’s theme was taken from Proverbs 11:30: “The seeds of good deeds become a tree of […]

Lutheran Day 2015: Becoming Participants

  •  July 07, 2015

One hundred advocates from nine Lutheran agencies joined together in the state capital on April 14 for Lutheran Day 2015 and exercised their right to care about their neighbors.   “By answering Jesus’ call, we stop being spectators and become participants,” said Pr. Yehiel Curry in the opening devotion of the morning program. A panel […]

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