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.
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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.
She was thrilled but exhausting after delivering her new baby girl, but after a few moments, she noticed something was… off.
It was getting a little out of control, but he didn’t trust that anyone could help.
Dalton, a teen at the Oasis Youth Shelter in Fort Myers, needed a haircut, but there were obstacles.
“My hair had grown out bad but I didn’t have no money to get [a haircut].”
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.
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.