• Foster Parents Needed
    Foster Parents Needed

    Foster Parents Needed!

    Make a difference in the life a child!

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  • Intouch Home Care caregiver with a client
    Intouch Home Care caregiver with a client

    Intouch Home Care

    Helping older adults maintain their lives in the community and in their homes.

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  • Therapeutic Foster Parents Make a Difference

    Comprehensive matching process, training, daily stipend

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  • Portrait of one of LSSI's frontline workers
    Portrait of one of LSSI's frontline workers

    The health and safety of clients and staff are of the utmost importance—that’s why LSSI is following the latest infection control practices.

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Make a Difference: Become a Foster Parent

Foster parents are needed across Illinois to provide loving, supportive homes to children. Make a difference in the life of a child—become a foster parent through LSSI!

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Join Our Team & Make a Difference

New year, new job? LSSI has a variety of positions available, including many for child welfare and mental health professionals. Join our committed team and make a difference in people's lives.

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WWII Veteran Bill Fleck

WWII Veteran Bill Fleck, 96, has been an LSSI donor since 1933, when at age 8 he donated pennies to Nachusa Lutheran Home. Learn about his exemplary life and commitment to LSSI.

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LSSI Connect

LSSI Connect

For behavioral health services, LSSI Connect is a way to find the right help by speaking to a trained professional over the phone.

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Happenings

Portrait of attendees for Spring Fling, an event organized by the Women's Network

Join the Women's Network

If you're looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities and fellowship with a wonderful group of women, consider joining the Women's Network.

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Check Out the Latest Issue of Our Bi-monthly Newsletter!

December 2021 includes stories about:

  • Therapeutic Foster Care Expands
  • Mobile Crisis Services in Chicago
  • Cornerstone Society Members Pastors Kathie Bender Schwich and Daniel Schwick
  • LSSI Connect, 833.610.5774
  • True Friend Celebration 2021 Wrap Up
  • Profile of St. James Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, IL

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News

U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic

December 16, 2021

Community Foundation of Fox River Valley Awards $5,000 Grant to LSSI

December 16, 2021

December 2021 Issue of Inspired

December 07, 2021

Selma Cehic, LSSI Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Programs, was interviewed by WIFR-TV Rockford for a story about a shortage of mental health professionals.

November 23, 2021

Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, has partnered with LSSI, to provide medical and social service coordination to children and families in the Belmont-Cragin and North Austin communities.

November 06, 2021

LSSI Celebrates 154 Years of Transforming Lives

November 01, 2021

LSSI Executive Director for Children’s Community Services Jere Murry, MSW, Receives Lutheran Services in America Scion Award

July 14, 2021

LSSI/Lutheran Disaster Relief of Illinois helps organize a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for people affected by the tornado that struck Naperville, Darien and Woodridge

June 30, 2021

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois to Honor Longtime Donors and Volunteers Beverly Moody and the late Richard Moody at Fall Gala

June 18, 2021

Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Collaborate in Chicago’s Portage Park Neighborhood

May 28, 2021

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