LSSI's Children's Community Services offers services like foster care, adoption, and intact family services to ensure that children are in loving homes.

Children's Community Services

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois provides supportive services for children in need and their families. Foster care services focus on placing children who have experienced neglect or abuse in a loving and secure home. Children's Community Services offers numerous other services to at-risk children and their families in their communities.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is a licensed child welfare agency — License #013005

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Post-Adoption Services

  • Adoption Preservation Services
  • Search and Reunion
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Portrait of a recipient of LSSI's Children's Community Services

Foster Care

  • Placement services, including children with special needs
  • Adopting from foster care
  • Lifebooks
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Family Support Services

  • Intact Family Services
  • System of Care
  • Extended Family Support
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Nachusa Lutheran Home

  • Crisis Intervention for youth and families
  • Services for youth on probation
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Therapeutic Foster Care

  • Provides more intensive support for children with histories of severe trauma and emotional/behavioral needs
  • Comprises teams of dedicated clinicians, caseworkers, and specially trained foster parents
  • Works with children and families in Aurora, Chicago, Peoria, or Rockford
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