Our very own Simeon Baxter, Family Navigator for Community Collaborations for Strong Families, was invited by Hillsborough Community College (HCC) to be the guest speaker for their 2021 HOPE Scholars and Collegiate Virtual 100 Graduation & Award Ceremony.
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On Tuesday, April 27th, LSF, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church of Juno Beach and community committee members are joining to celebrate the success of the ‘Beauty is a Silent Teacher’ campaign with a check presentation. Achieving its capital campaign goal will help revitalize a 36-year-old youth shelter in Broward County.
LSF is incredibly fortunate to have Eliana in our Manatee County Case Management Organization. She brings a wealth of knowledge in social services and child abuse prevention. She’s held a wide range of positions from a Health and Human Services Advisor in the Office of Latino Affairs, Community Schools Coordinator at the Latin American Youth Center in D.C. to working in specialized programs for children who were exposed to violence.
We are pleased to welcome Renee Morrissette, a graduating member of the LSF Health Systems Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) training program who is now working with our Training Institute as a Success Specialist.
While voting has ended, the results of this election are now in the hands of state and local officials charged with counting and certifying the vote tally.
At this time, I ask you to join me in praying for those shouldering this responsibility.
On this #NationalAdoptionMonth, we celebrate the 4,548 children in Florida who were adopted during fiscal year 2019-2020. Approximately 700 children are still waiting to meet their forever family.
As our CEO Sam Sipes pointed out, asking “who are you voting for” can be a trigger for lively conversations and that’s no different for my family. Whether we agree or disagree, we must focus on unity.
LSF has three, soon to be four, established programs in Sarasota and surrounding counties that serve those in need. Learn more about LSF Adult Advocacy, Comprehensive Refugee Services, and Child Welfare Case Management.
Congo refugee family arrives in Tampa after 17 years of living in refugee camps. When they arrived in Tampa, they were greeted by one of LSF’s CRS representatives who assisted in finding them a place to live and schools for the children to attend.
Head Start parent shares her experience through a heart-felt letter.
“In the case of my son Luis, I am happy because I see the progress he has made in his work. We review the activities they do at school and Luis talks to us and explains everything. He sings and gestures to pronounce letters. He is also learning more of the language.”