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A Tribute to Delmar

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Delmar Gusdal was the one who led the effort to form LSF. He was involved from the beginning when we were a handful of missions across the state – most of which he had a hand in starting. Delmar wore multiple hats in those days – the mid ‘70s – he was an educator of clergy and congregations and he led the effort between the then three Lutheran bodies to address social needs in the communities.

Supporting Refugees through Unique Partnerships

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Months after the great Afghan evacuation, many refugees are still trying to find their way in the United States.

Strategic Relationships Highlighted at 40th Anniversary Celebration in Pensacola

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“Currie House is the only place I felt loved and safe.” Those are the words of Shiann, a former client who received a standing ovation after she shared her story during LSF’s 40th anniversary celebration in Pensacola.

Innovative Ideas at the Summit

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“We try to foster creative spirit at the Department and that’s why we love working with LSF Health Systems. They are always willing to help Floridians with life challenges using innovative approaches that make lasting impacts in the behavior health field,” Secretary Harris said.

Signs Your Teen is Battling a Mental Health Struggle

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More than one-third of high school students say they’re struggling with mental health, and almost half of them are saying they feel “persistently sad or hopeless”.

An Unlikely Turnaround

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She stood by as her older brother became addicted to drugs as a tenth grader. A few months later, he dropped out of school.

Behind the Scenes Support

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They were struggling before, but the pandemic made it worse.

A Book of a Lifetime

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Bess the Book Bus is a mobile library that travels around the country giving free books to young children. The service answers a critical need, because it turns out that the single greatest determinant in a child learning to read is having access to reading materials.

Black History: More than a Month

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As Lutheran Services Florida continues to celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the importance of honoring this month as a part of the ongoing work of diversity and inclusion.

Ringing In the New Year

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Three brothers—ages 10, 11, and 12—found themselves at Oasis Youth Shelter after their mother fell on hard times. They never got used to being separated from her, but they tried their best to adjust to their new situation.

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