Women’s Network

For nearly 40 years—responding to Christ’s love—members of The Women’s Network of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) have provided dedicated support for LSSI’s programs and services.

The Women’s Network promotes awareness of LSSI’s many programs and their current needs, encourages advocacy, and fosters fellowship. The Network hosts two major fundraising events each year, contributing both volunteer and financial support.

Meetings are held four times each year. Our gatherings are an opportunity to learn from speakers representing LSSI’s programs as well as from LSSI leadership. We participate in caring projects that provide items and gift cards to address basic needs of children and adults served by LSSI’s programs. We are inspired by stories shared at our meetings and site visits, by LSSI staff, and of individuals and families who benefit every day from LSSI’s commitment to care for their personalized needs.

The Women’s Network is a meaningful opportunity to serve Illinoisans in need and to partner with women devoted to LSSI’s mission to bring healing, justice, and wholeness to people and communities.

Consider joining us!

Annual membership dues are $30 and your participation is invited as an Active or Associate member.

For more information on joining the Women’s Network, please fill out the form below.

Women’s Network Meetings and Events

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Women’s Network of LSSI, please join us for one of our regularly scheduled meetings or attend one of our special events listed below.

Women’s Network Virtual Site Visit, Step-Up School-Based Counseling
Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

The Women’s Network will host a virtual site visit to LSSI’s Step-Up School-Based Counseling Program that serves K-12 students and their families in Chicago Public Schools. The program will feature Karah Kohler, MSW, LCSW, LSSI’s Associate Executive Director of Coordinated Community Mental Health Care. As part of the program, Masters-level therapists work in 58 schools across Chicago to eliminate barriers and provide services for students dealing with issues that include anxiety and depression before a crisis situation develops.

RSVP to annk75@att.net by March 15 to receive the Zoom meeting link. Contact Torie Arthofer with questions about the program or The Women’s Network at torie.arthofer@gmail.com.

Women’s Network Membership Meeting Via Zoom (Prospective Members Welcome)
Wednesday, April 7 at 10 a.m.

Join the Women’s Network

Interested in joining? Fill out the form below and a member will contact you within 2 business days.