Justin came to LSF’s Oasis Youth Shelter in February 2020 after being released from the Juvenile Assessment Center with pending criminal charges and no place to live. Today, he is flying home to Turks and Caicos, leaving Oasis as a proud high school graduate, criminal charges dropped, and a bright future ahead. Justin was frustrated
Category Archives: Youth & Teens
Times are certainly stressful for parents – layoffs, virtual school and heighten anxiety are just some of the side effects coronavirus is causing among families in Southwest Florida.
Families can connect with Lutheran Services Florida (LSF), a nonprofit supporting families in crisis who have found creative ways to connect with clients remotely and offer strategies through our family crisis counseling and mental health programs.
As seen on Tampa Bay Newspapers. Read full article here. LARGO – During the month of May, Lutheran Services Florida partnered with 25 community organizations to host Step for Success, a shoe drive. The shoes were donated to Eckerd Connects Raising Hope, a store-front like room filled with necessities for foster kids. The goal was to
Last Sunday, Lippman Youth Shelter kicked off their Master Chef Cook Off with the help of the chefs from T.W.A.P. Ministries who surprised the youth with Master Chef T-shirts, hats and gold medal awards. The youth were taught cooking skills and then competed in different groups as the judges tasted the meals they prepared. The
Mark’s life was shattered when he was only 6 years old. Mark was once a happy and adventurous child, but overnight he became clingy and fearful. He started having night terrors about a monster named Uncle Bill. He was afraid Uncle Bill would hurt him, but he was too afraid to talk about it. Mark
Casey came to us as a 14 year old runaway, telling us, “My mom would go on drinking binges for months, and we’d argue all the time. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I wouldn’t come home for days until I thought I might be over.” Casey was simply trying to survive and salvage the