Family Support Services

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) provides services focused on dealing with family issues that affect both children and parents.

  • Intact Family Services

    Intact Family Services provides intensive case management and follow-up services to families who have been reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for any type of neglect and/or abuse of the children. Intact Family Recovery pairs a child welfare caseworker and an alcohol/drug counselor to provide intensive services to parents to enable the family to remain together.

    For further inquiries, please contact:

    • Blue Island (Intact Family & Intact Recovery) – 708.489.2894
    • Canton (Intact Family & Intact Recovery) – 309.647.3325
    • Des Plaines (Intact Family) – 847.635.4690
    • Harrisburg (Intact Family) – 618.252.7361
    • Marion (Intact Family) – 618.997.9196
    • Vienna (Intact Family) – 618.658.9521
    • West Peoria (Intact Family) – 309.671.0300
  • System of Care

    LSSI's System of Care (SOC) program works to maintain consistency in the lives of foster children and provide a stable home environment. Services include crisis intervention, in-home counseling, and support and training for foster caregivers. The program’s ultimate goal is to provide a stabilizing effect for children who are at-risk of being removed from their foster home. SOC assistance is available for residents of Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside Counties.

    For further inquiries, please contact:

    • Nachusa – 815.284.7796
  • Sexual Abuse Treatment

    Sexual Abuse Treatment for juvenile victims and their families is available at LSSI’s West Peoria site to aid in the healing surrounding the trauma of sexual abuse. In addition, this site also offers sexual abuse treatment for juvenile and adult offenders to prevent any future abuse. These services are only available to residents of Peoria County.

    For further inquiries, please contact:

    • West Peoria – 309.671.0300
  • Extended Family Support

    Extended Family Support provides for families who are caring for related children. All referrals come from DCFS. These families do not have child abuse or neglect issues, but rather need assistance such as obtaining legal guardianship, child counseling and even beds and clothing.

    For further inquiries, please contact:

    • Marion – 618.997.9196

LSSI is an Illinois Licensed Child Welfare Agency - License #013005.