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Learn about Lifebooks, a tool for foster children to put pieces of their lives together

My Awesome Life

We believe a Lifebook is a powerful tool that can help children understand their own stories and put the pieces of their lives together.

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35th Annual Amicus Certus

Reserve your tickets for the Women's Network Amicus Certus (True Friend) Celebration and support the good work of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. This year LSSI honors The Gerald A. and Karen A. Kolschowsky Foundation.

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Transforming Lives for 150 years, 1867-2017

Celebrating 150 Years

Please save the date for our inaugural day of giving, a 24-hour event to kick off a year long celebration leading up to LSSI's 150th anniversary of transforming lives in Illinois.

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Open Enrollment

LSSI is enrolling for our Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten programs at three Chicago (Austin, Rogers Park, and Uptown) locations.

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