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Lutheran Child & Family Services

Who We Are

Our Mission:
In response to God's love, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois engages with youth, adults, families, communities and other stakeholders to improve the well-being of those we are called to serve.

Our Vision:
Moved by the power of the Gospel, we envision a world where, God’s will for His people to show mercy, do justice and fulfill Christ’s command to love our neighbor is fully expressed

Central Illinois Services: While LCFS is a statewide agency, LCFS has 5 sites in Central Illinois providing services. The services provided include:

  • Adoption
  • Foster Care/Child Welfare Services (Placement, Permanency- Traditional, Specialized, Adolescent )
  • Individual, Marital and Family Counseling  (Private Insurance, Low-income, Community, Foster Care)
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Family Life Education
  • Transportation/Supervision services
  • Veterans Housing Program

For more detailed understanding of “What We Do” and services provided, please contact us as we would love to share more about our organization.


What We Do

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) is a social services agency serving children and families of all faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds. LCFS traces its roots to 1873 when several Lutheran churches in northern Illinois established the German Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Home in Addison, IL. Opening its doors that year to six young children, the orphan home grew quickly and expanded its services over the years. We now have offices statewide in Southern, Central, Northern and Chicago, IL providing services aimed to achieve our mission. (see for a more detailed description)


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