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Thanksgiving Greetings From CEO Mark Stutrud

LSSI President and CEO offers Thanksgiving greetings to our friends whose dedication and generosity bring hope to those we serve.

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LSSI has a variety of job positions available, including many for child welfare and mental health professionals. Join our committed team and make a difference in people's lives.

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If you're looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities and fellowship with a wonderful group of women, consider joining the Women's Network.

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News

Selma Cehic, LSSI Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Programs, was interviewed by WIFR-TV Rockford for a story about a shortage of mental health professionals.

November 23, 2021

Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, has partnered with LSSI, to provide medical and social service coordination to children and families in the Belmont-Cragin and North Austin communities.

November 06, 2021

LSSI Celebrates 154 Years of Transforming Lives

November 01, 2021

LSSI Executive Director for Children’s Community Services Jere Murry, MSW, Receives Lutheran Services in America Scion Award

July 14, 2021

LSSI/Lutheran Disaster Relief of Illinois helps organize a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for people affected by the tornado that struck Naperville, Darien and Woodridge

June 30, 2021

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois to Honor Longtime Donors and Volunteers Beverly Moody and the late Richard Moody at Fall Gala

June 18, 2021

Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Collaborate in Chicago’s Portage Park Neighborhood

May 28, 2021

WIFR-TV Rockford Features LSSI's Therapeutic Foster Care

March 05, 2021

FY20 Impact Sheet Now Available

March 02, 2021

Employee and Intern Make Sensory Bottles to Give the Gift of Calm to Children Clients and their Families (Directions to Make Your Own Sensory Bottle Included)

February 22, 2021

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