Family Support/Emergency Fund

Be there for children and families when they need you most!

You can have a direct impact on families who have urgent needs and give the extras to foster children who might otherwise go without. Your support will help in a variety of ways, all providing blessings to the people we serve. Examples include:

  • A grandmother who steps up to care for her seven grandchildren, can receive items so the children have a comfortable place to sleep and storage for their belongings.
  • A foster family who loses everything in a fire can be immediately assisted with purchasing clothing and other necessities.

Your gift to the Family Support/Emergency Fund will ensure we can act quickly to help!

If you would like to mail in a gift, send it to Attn: LCFS Development, One Oakbrook Terrace, Suite 501, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Be sure to note it’s for the Family Support/Emergency Fund on the memo line of the check. Please contact Senior Director of Development Leslie Lopez at or 630-470-0942 with questions. 

When foster parents Mayra & Latwian had a fire in their apartment that resulted in a total loss right before Christmas, it left them and their three little boys with nothing. “LCFS came through with gift cards so that we could get clothes and helped us find an apartment while we built a new home. We appreciate everything LCFS did.”

Mayra & Latwian
LCFS Foster Parents