Location: Indianapolis , IN
Organization Name: The Foundation for Lutheran Child and Family Services
Founded as an orphanage in 1883 by German immigrants belonging to two Lutheran Bible societies, Lutheran Child and Family Services of IN/KY has provided compassionate care and counsel to Indianapolis’ most vulnerable residents even as its mission has evolved to reflect the needs of the community it serves.
Mission Statement: In response to God’s Love and grace in Jesus Christ, Lutheran Child and Family Services serves human needs with the support of the church and community by providing programs of compassionate care and counsel.
LCFS Programs include:
Lutherwood Residential Treatment Facility – A secure residential facility serving children who have suffered neglect and abuse.
The Sharing Place Food Pantry – Client-choice food pantry program serving nine ZIP codes on the East Side of Indianapolis.
Trinity House Independent Living Group Home: A Group home for young men aged 14-17 with a focus on teaching independent living skills and fostering resilience.
IMPACT Program – An intensive rehabilitation program in partnership with Ascent 121 for girls who are at risk or are victims of human trafficking.
Spiritual Engagement, Education and Development (SEED) – SEED seeks to serve the spiritual needs of the children of Lutherwood. As a faith-based program, SEED is ineligible for public funding, and is therefore sustained by private donations. The SEED Program also plays host to the Spring and Fall Symposiums, during which an invited speaker gives a lecture and facilitates discussion on topics of Faith and the role of the Church in the world of today and tomorrow.
For more on the history and mission of Lutheran Child and Family Services, please visit www.lutheranfamily.org.
Foundation for LCFS Endowment Fund-this fund has been created to help in assisting the Foundation in supporting their many programs.
If you would like to donate to this fund and help the LCFS continue their work, please click on a “Donate” button below.