As an extension of its ongoing support of Lutheran Services Florida, Bank of America has partnered with CVS Health to fund a no-cost flu voucher program to support primarily under-resourced communities of color. The vouchers will be available to LSF clients beginning October 11, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
Category Archives: Children & Families
The teens were less than thrilled when they arrived.
Looking out at the dusty scene, five teenagers reluctantly exited the car and walked onto the hot, dirt-filled path.
“Lord, we are so thankful for the way you pour out your generosity…”
Pastor Jim—Senior Pastor at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church—opened the ceremony with a prayer of gratitude as those gathered around him bowed their heads in agreement, closing with an emphatic “Amen!”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF) Head Start Centers announces that the PNC Foundation has awarded a $21,000 grant to equip families with educational resources, including 30 Chromebooks during this pandemic. Consequently, this grant affords LSF the opportunity to continue educating the more than 5,400 children it serves through virtual learning for the remainder of the academic school year.
Dear HS Staff & Families, Head Start will continue virtual learning through the academic school year! We know it may not be the news you want to hear, but based on the Governor’s announcement, our centers made the difficult decision to temporarily close through the end of the school year. Please know that our commitment