We all deserve a second chance. Help us give one to a young person.

Regenerations is part of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois’ (LCFS) foster care program and serves youth who are in Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) custody and involved in the juvenile justice system.

Regenerations youth usually range in age from 12-20 and have criminal records and requirements related to their probation/parole.

Regenerations’ ultimate goal is to reduce recidivism through intensive wraparound services. These services, which are provided to youth to help them make changes in their lives include:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Therapy
  • Vocational Training


“As a foster parent, LCFS gives me the support I need to give back to a child who needs my care.”

– LCFS Regenerations Foster Parent

LCFS is looking for families who can provide a supportive and nurturing home to these youth. Foster parents for this program must be willing to work with adolescents and actively participate in their child and family teams.

Do you remember being a teenager and the struggles, issues and challenges you faced? Who helped you through this difficult time? If you believe in second chances and have a commitment to adolescents, we would love to have you as a foster parent. Click here for more information on becoming a foster parent.

Hear the story of one of our Regeneration youth through our video below.