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  • December 17, 2014

    Senate Clears Way for ABLE Act to Become Law

    Unprecedented Passage Creates Pathway to Independence for People with Disabilities

    Lutheran Services in America (LSA) and the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network (LSA-DN) applaud the Senate passage of The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The overwhelming passage of the ABLE Act through both the House of Representatives and the Senate clears the way for the ABLE Act to become law with President Obama's signature. ABLE accounts will enable individuals with disabilities to live more fully integrated lives in the community and empower them to take...

  • December 8, 2014

    Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich Discusses the Northshore Merger, Health Care Mission Leaders, and the Lutheran Leadership Summit

    LSA Member Spotlight

    Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich is the Senior Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care at Advocate Health Care, an LSA member that serves three million patients annually through its healthcare system. Kathie is responsible for overseeing the Spiritual Care Services, Clinical Pastoral Education, Music Therapy, Clinical Ethics and Volunteer Services. Advocate Health Care has been a member of LSA since its inception and has been in the news lately – they've just announced their merger with...

  • December 5, 2014

    This Season, Support LSA When You Shop AmazonSmile

    If you shop at Amazon, you could be supporting LSA! Lutheran Services in America is part of AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.


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  • December 4, 2014

    LSA-DN Applauds House Passage of the ABLE Act

    On Wednesday, December 3rd, the U.S House of Representatives passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 647/S. 313) with a vote of 404-17. Lutheran Services in America Disability Network (LSA-DN) applauds the overwhelming support for this legislation that will allow individuals with disabilities to save for the future without fear of jeopardizing essential long-term services and supports provided through Medicaid and other programs. The Senate is expected to take up the...

  • December 4, 2014

    Just Announced - Keynote Speaker for the Annual Conference

    LSA is pleased to announce the first of three plenary speakers for the Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2015!

    Dan Cardinali is the president of Communities In Schools, Inc., the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. He will speak on Tuesday, April 21, during our opening keynote session, on the topic of navigating change and his personal experience with scaling a network to achieve greater impact in the communities they serve. Hear how Communities in Schools aligned network members around a common purpose to achieve transformational change, how they leveraged their core strengths, ways...

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