Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness

January 14, 2021

Elections 2020

November 4, 2020

While voting has ended, the results of this election are now in the hands of state and local officials charged with counting and certifying the vote tally.

At this time, I ask you to join me in praying for those shouldering this responsibility.

National Adoption Month in Florida

November 3, 2020

On this #NationalAdoptionMonth, we celebrate the 4,548 children in Florida who were adopted during fiscal year 2019-2020. Approximately 700 children, including teenagers, siblings, and children with medical needs, are still waiting to meet their forever family.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Take Voting for Granted

October 31, 2020

As our CEO Sam Sipes pointed out, asking “who are you voting for” can be a trigger for lively conversations and that’s no different for my family. Whether we agree or disagree, we must focus on unity, following the example of late U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia with their strong friendship despite deep ideological differences.

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Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is a non-profit organization, transforming lives by ensuring safe children, strong families and vibrant communities. Founded in 1982, LSF currently touches the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians every year through various programs, including early education, youth shelters, foster care, refugee and resettlement services, substance abuse mental health services, and adult guardianship. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, LSF has more than 60 programs throughout Florida and approximately 1,200 dedicated employees.

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