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.
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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.”
Lutheran Services Florida set a high fundraising goal of $250,000 to revitalize a 36-year-old youth shelter, reflecting a trend of nonprofits seeking more private donations anticipating future cuts to social services with the economic challenges Florida is facing from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Almost everyone growing up had one teacher that touched your mind, heart, and soul. Mine was Mr. Jim Smith; he taught sociology and history. I wasn’t a typical A student, except for my shop and welding classes. I attended two high schools, a ‘regular’ high school and a vocational program.
September is recognized nationwide as Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover from these devastating diseases.
Sherry Warner, LSF’s Certified Recovery Peer Specialist Success Coach, went through her own mental health journey. She tells her story of hope and finding the strength to recover.
I will never forget that evening in early April 1987, the week before Easter, when my dad called the newsroom where I was working in Orlando. When I walked over to the landline and picked up the receiver, I heard a halting voice fighting back tears. “We lost Donald.”
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others and serving children at work? We are searching for Bilingual Case Managers, Youth Care Coordinators, Teacher’s Aide, a Bilingual Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, an Activities Coordinator, a Receptionist, and more!
LSF stands with all those we work with, those we serve, and those in our communities who have been and continue to be targets of racist ideologies and action. We believe deeply in social justice and do not tolerate racism in any form. Diversity in our country should be celebrated and looked upon as a strength.