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.
“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.
“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.
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”.