Delmar Gusdal was the one who led the effort to form LSF. He was involved from the beginning when we were a handful of missions across the state – most of which he had a hand in starting. Delmar wore multiple hats in those days – the mid ‘70s – he was an educator of clergy and congregations and he led the effort between the then three Lutheran bodies to address social needs in the communities.
Category Archives: Children & Families
Months after the great Afghan evacuation, many refugees are still trying to find their way in the United States.
“Currie House is the only place I felt loved and safe.” Those are the words of Shiann, a former client who received a standing ovation after she shared her story during LSF’s 40th anniversary celebration in Pensacola.
“We try to foster creative spirit at the Department and that’s why we love working with LSF Health Systems. They are always willing to help Floridians with life challenges using innovative approaches that make lasting impacts in the behavior health field,” Secretary Harris said.
More than one-third of high school students say they’re struggling with mental health, and almost half of them are saying they feel “persistently sad or hopeless”.
She stood by as her older brother became addicted to drugs as a tenth grader. A few months later, he dropped out of school.
Bess the Book Bus is a mobile library that travels around the country giving free books to young children. The service answers a critical need, because it turns out that the single greatest determinant in a child learning to read is having access to reading materials.
Erica Schlissel– an HR manager at Lutheran Services Florida– lost her sister-in-law to COVID. And the story of how it happened still haunts her.
She came through the door with the support of her walker, and it was clear she was distraught, frustrated.
Simeon—an Early Childhood Service Coordinator at a Children’s Board Family Resource Center, managed by LSF– knew there was something wrong, and prepared himself to offer support.
Erick Scott never forgets a face, especially if it belongs to one of the young people he’s worked with at the Oasis Youth Shelter.