Our Impact

Imagine a world where all of God’s children have the opportunity for safe, healthy and meaningful lives. That is what LCFS is all about.

When you partner with LCFS, you partner with the second largest community-based provider of child welfare services in Illinois with a track record of strengthening more families than any other organization in the state, so foster children can safely return home. Learn how children and families are changing their lives every day with the assistance of LCFS programs and services.

During the past year, LCFS impacted thousands of lives:


children were cared for in loving LCFS foster families


youth in foster care found their forever families with 286 able to return to their families


children found their forever families through adoption


families faced their challenges and were strengthened through LCFS’ family-focused preventative services


individuals and families were supported through community counseling


youth and their families within LCFS’ Child Welfare programs were provided with counseling support


children and individuals visited Camp Wartburg for camp, retreats or outdoor education


expectant parents were counseled by our adoption team in making parenting decisions


youth in care received emergency shelter at Southern Thirty Adolescent Center

Our Clients. Their Stories.

Be inspired by people telling their own stories of changing their lives for the better with the help of LCFS’ programs and services.

Let Your Light Shine: Be the Change