• 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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May is National Foster Care Month

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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Alcohol/Drug Treatment Services

The journey to recovery doesn't have to be traveled alone. LSSI offers a range of treatment, including residential and outpatient programs.

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Mental Health Crisis Services

Are you or someone you know experiencing a mental health crisis? LSSI's Crisis Services provide professional, confidential, and free support to children, adolescents and adults. Walk-in, mobile, and evening/weekend options are available.

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Join Our Team and Make a Difference

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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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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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

LSSI's Tatenda Perry Awarded 2021 Minority Professional Leadership Development Fellowship for Leaders in the Child Welfare Field

January 11, 2021

Books Brighten Children's Christmas

December 17, 2020

Foster Parents Welcome Seven Children through Adoption

November 30, 2020

Rockford's SOAR Radio Interviews Therapeutic Foster Care Staff

November 12, 2020

LSSI Celebrates 153 Years of Transforming Lives

October 27, 2020

President & CEO Mark Stutrud Reflects on the Pain of Racism, Disparity, and Inequity, and LSSI’s Role in Promoting Human Dignity

June 05, 2020

LSSI One of 18 Nonprofits Receiving 2nd Round Grant Funding from Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to Support Basic Needs of Clients

April 22, 2020

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