Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 8, 2020

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.

Pinellas Head Start Delays Return to School

January 3, 2020

During routine checks while the centers were closed for the holiday, we found mold issues and quickly brought contractors in to address the concern. Parents and families were notified immediately. We anticipate reopening some centers the week of January 13, 2020, and others thereafter. If this lasts longer than one week, we will implement home-based options where possible and are seeking additional options for children to attend school.

A Day in the Life of a Counselor

December 17, 2019

After witnessing this exchange, I couldn’t help but see that these two are difference makers because their hearts are emotionally connected to the job they perform. They smiled at each other during the conversation. I heard respect in their voice as they spoke to one another. It was a quick but powerful glimpse into their important work of keeping kids safe.

Holiday Bliss or Holiday Blues?

December 13, 2019

By Dr. Christine Cauffield, CEO of LSF Health Systems. A famous quote from Charles Dicken’s novel, A Tale of Two Cities, states “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” often portrays many peoples’ feelings during the holiday season.  For those who have experienced a recent separation, divorce or death of

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(813) 676-9465

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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