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We are excited to announce and welcome a new legacy program, LSF Connecting Family Paths (CFP). CFP is a diversion services program in Pinellas County that is contracted through the lead community-based care agency, Eckerd Connects. Each family served by LSF CFP will be assigned a certified child welfare case manager to provide an exceptional
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.
Dr. Christine Cauffield, CEO of LSF Health Systems and clinical psychologist, shares her concerns that the coronavirus could trigger a similar uptick in alcohol use disorders as well as share signs that you or a loved one may be consuming alcohol at unhealthy levels.
Today is moving day for Jay, a Vietnam Veteran born and raised in Sarasota suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). LSF Adult Advocacy Services has handled Jay’s finances for nearly 20 years. He was living in deplorable conditions for some time, but wouldn’t move because of anxiety and triggers from his PTSD. He is also legally bllind and did not want to leave his current trailer park because it is familiar to him with his limited eye sight.
LSF employees Tammy and Renee wouldn’t give up on Jay. The two women found a newer, cleaner mobile home in the same park then got busy finding local donors, nonprofits and businesses to make this Jay’s very own home.
“Thanks to LSF Head Start, I am happy and proud to say that in a few months I will be graduating with my AA and I will have the opportunity to enter the Nursing program this year,” said Tamar Belizaire, Head Start Parent from LSF Palm Beach Head Start.
January is Human trafficking awareness month, shining light on an issue impacting some of the most vulnerable communities in our nation and state. According to the Human trafficking Hotline, Florida ranks third in U.S. in human trafficking cases reported. LSF’s Trafficking Victim Assistance Program works with trafficking victims to help them rebuild their life and get a new start, like was the case for J.M. – a survivor of human trafficking here in Florida who we first met three years ago.
Parent’s Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of July. It’s a day that commemorates parenthood and appreciates all parents.
On this special day, we want to celebrate those who chose to open their hearts to some of the most vulnerable children within our communities– foster parents.