Make a Difference

For over 150 years, the staff of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) has helped make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and seniors across our state. The feedback from our clients and employees, as well as the results of our work, shows the impact of our mission.

Our Impact

LSSI helps 1 in every 300 people in Illinois
Last year, 2,340 children were served through foster care placements. 534 achieved permanency.
LSSI's Project IMPACT served nearly 8,000 adults experiencing a behavioral, psychiatric, or addiction crisis

What Our Employees Say

When I see our clients achieving their goals, it makes me feel really good inside because I know the hard work that they’ve put in.

-Donald H., Community Support Team

LSSI has provided me with great professional development. LSSI has aided in the development of my counseling skills and continues to provide essential foundational tools to further my career in this field.

-Nicole Z., Counselor/Case Manager

Hear Robert's story and learn how LSSI's staff make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.


I feel fueled by the good work that LSSI does, the mission, and the spirit of giving to the community.

-Cheryl O., Outpatient Services