• True Friend Celebration
    True Friend Celebration

    Metropolitan Masquerade

    41st Annual True Friend Celebration
    Oct. 29, 2002
    Benefitting Children's Community Services

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  • Home Care is Hiring
    Home Care is Hiring

    Home Care is Hiring

    LSSI's Intouch Home Care Assistants help older adults live independently. You can join our team!

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  • Therapeutic Foster Parents Make a Difference

    Comprehensive matching process, training, daily stipend

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  • Portrait of one of LSSI's frontline workers
    Portrait of one of LSSI's frontline workers

    The health and safety of clients and staff are of the utmost importance—that’s why LSSI is following the latest infection control practices.

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Make a Difference: Become a Foster Parent

Foster parents are needed across Illinois to provide loving, supportive homes to children. Make a difference in the life of a child—become a foster parent through LSSI!

Become a Foster Parent

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Join Our Team & Make a Difference

LSSI has a variety of 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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Near-Death Accident Inspires
Life-Giving Generosity

A near fatal accident inspired a northern Illinois family to give back to their community, including LSSI.

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Welcome to Our Neighborhood!

Welcome to Our Neighborhood!

LSSI offers low-income apartment style housing for older adults and people over the age of 18 with disabilities in 20 locations throughout Illinois.

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Happenings

Portrait of attendees for Spring Fling, an event organized by the Women's Network

Join the Women's Network

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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Check Out the Latest Issue of Our Bi-monthly Newsletter!

December 2021 includes stories about:

  • Therapeutic Foster Care Expands
  • Mobile Crisis Services in Chicago
  • Cornerstone Society Members Pastors Kathie Bender Schwich and Daniel Schwick
  • LSSI Connect, 833.610.5774
  • True Friend Celebration 2021 Wrap Up
  • Profile of St. James Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, IL

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News

Terri Wilkerson Appointed as LSSI’s First Executive Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

May 16, 2022

2021 Impact Statement

March 18, 2022

LSSI Expands Therapeutic Foster Care Program: New Peoria Location to Serve Children with Severe Emotional/Behavioral Needs Throughout Central Illinois

January 20, 2022

U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic

December 16, 2021

Community Foundation of Fox River Valley Awards $5,000 Grant to LSSI

December 16, 2021

December 2021 Issue of Inspired

December 07, 2021

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

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