Children and Family Services
There are many vulnerable people in the world and in our communities who require our support to help change their lives for the better.
Liberty Lutheran offers a wide range of children and family programming through our social service agency, Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS).
Thanks to a wide network of individuals and agency supporters, the skilled and dedicated staff of LCFS is able to provide families and children with services from a variety of local, state, federal and community resources. Some of these services include Adoption, Foster Care, Refugee Resettlement, the E3 Center, Family Preservation, Out of School Time programs, and much more.
Lutheran Children and Family Service we believe that every child deserves to be raised in a permanent, loving, safe, and nurturing home. Foster Care is a temporary service offered to children who have been abused, neglected, or whose birth families are unable to provide them with the care they need.
If you would like to begin the journey as a Foster Care Parent, you will need to meet certain requirements. You must be 21 years of age or older, submit to a police and child abuse clearance check, be in good physical health, be able to provide a safe home environment and be highly motivated to care for children in need.
Refugee and Immigration Services
Liberty Lutheran is a valuable resource to newcomers to the United States who have fled their homelands due to persecution, violence, poverty or disease.
Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services are delivered through Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS). The LCFS Refugee Resettlement Program is a local affiliate of the national Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which assists refugees and asylees through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State. These services are provided to the five-county Southeast Pennsylvania area, as well as in Central Pennsylvania at a sub-office in Lancaster.
Lutheran Children and Family Service provides school-based services to children from kindergarten through 12th grade through our BOOST programs, as well as services to teens age 16-21 in our Logan/Olney E3 Center. We invite you to learn more about these beneficial and important programs for students in the Philadelphia area.