Lutheran Services Florida is worked tirelessly to ensure its Head Start program is an integral and successful part of the social fabric of Duval County through increased funding, adding more college-educated teachers, providing a better curriculum, and expanding services.
Through its participation in the Results Innovation Lab, LCFS of Illinois intends by the end of September 2019 to decrease the length of time in care and increase the achievement of permanency for youth of color by at least 5 percent.
How exciting it was to read about the huge difference Lutheran social ministries are making in so many people’s lives in this month’s Chronicle of Philanthropy. In naming Lutheran Services in America to its “America’s Favorite Charities 2018” List, the Chronicle highlighted how we’ve been able to significantly increase donations for our work, “beating a national trend of declines for social-service charities.” The publication also highlighted the success of our rebranding and compelling messaging, “aimed at raising our profile “in an era when government support for the safety net is endangered.” None of this would be possible without the generosity of our supporters and the innovation of our members nationwide.
On that front, the Chronicle of Philanthropy piece also explored the important projects which several Lutheran Services in America members have tackled, and the success they’re seeing in efforts including protecting patient access to Medicaid, combatting child abuse, and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You can click here to read a related press release highlighting profiles of three of our more than 300 valued members.