• 2 residents in LSSI's Joshua Arms Senior Residences walking on the Joshua Arms walking path
    2 residents in LSSI's Joshua Arms Senior Residences walking on the Joshua Arms walking path

    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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  • Intouch Home Care caregiver with a client
    Intouch Home Care caregiver with a client

    Intouch Home Care

    Helping older adults maintain their lives in the community and in their homes.

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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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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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Crisis Help and Mental Health Services

Feeling overwhelmed, isolated, unsafe, or scared? Have trouble sleeping, hallucinating, or can’t catch your breath?

Help can come to you 24/7. All ages. Insured or not.

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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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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

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

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