• Intouch home care professionals provide care specific to each client's needs, and understand the importance of keeping individuals in their homes and community. Learn more in the recent issue of Inspired magazine.
  • Although much has changed throughout Illinois in the last 150 years, one thing has remained constant in our history - the commitment of people in communities to join together to care for their neighbors. Read our 2016 annual report.
  • Our ongoing work is an expression of the love of Christ, and reflects our mission to bring healing, justice, and wholeness to people and communities. Learn more.
  • A Day in the Life - October 26, 2017
Residents of Shady Oaks making kettle corn

Independence Tastes Delicious

Handfuls of Hope Kettle Corn is popped and packaged by residents of Shady Oaks Homes. Shady Oaks is part of LSSI and offers housing and vocational/social skills training to adults with developmental disabilities. Handfuls of Hope Kettle Corn is available for purchase. It can be used for a church fundraiser or perfect for a corporate or holiday gift.

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June Mission Partners

Mission Partners

LSSI is grateful to the Helen Brach Foundation, Telegin Community Initiatives and The Lutheran Services for Children Endowment at the ELCA Foundation for their generous grants that support a variety of programs across Illinois. Learn more links to the Mission Partners page.

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Listen to Mark Stutrud discuss the impact of the budget impasse

Budget Impasse Ends

After 736 days, LSSI is relieved that the state of Illinois now has a budget for fiscal year 2018. This provides organizations like ours throughout the state a degree of certainty as we work to provide needed services to Illinois residents. LSSI's CEO, Mark Stutrud, was on Here & Now this morning talking about the impact of the budget impasse.

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Chicago Sober Living Home for Men

Men's Recovery Home Now Open

Our men's residence, Healthy Start Recovery Home, is now interviewing eligible clients. Recovery Homes provide peer-led group programming in a living environment that promotes recovery. Eligible clients will have a history of addiction to drugs or alcohol and be stable enough in their recovery to hold a job.

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