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Support in a Time of Loss

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Feeling empty and depressed, he wondered where to turn to receive support for his mental health as he grieved such a tragic loss. Keith knew that others must be suffering in the same way, so he thought about ways to bring awareness to the silent ways that families and friends struggle with mental health when someone they love is a victim of gun violence.

Grandparents: The Unsung Heroes of Adoption

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When a child is removed from his or her home, the goal is to keep them in spaces that are as familiar and comfortable as possible. For many families, this means that grandparents are next in line as a potential candidate for adoption.

Clearing a path forward

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When Hurricane Ian hit, members of Lutheran Services Florida’s Palm Beach County Head Start team went into action doing everything they could to support families who were in desperate need of help.

A Young Artist Hides Behind her Pain

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Nikki was a victim of physical and sexual abuse. She was angry, hurt, and wounded by the horrific traumatic events that had happened over the past few years. The rage and helplessness she felt manifested itself into aggressive, self-destructive behavior, and she didn’t have productive tools or guidance to deal with her pain.

From Student to Mentor

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In 1967, Amy Doby-Adams became a Head Start child. The Head Start program provides no-cost education and comprehensive services to children and families from low-income families to prepare them to succeed in school and life. As a young child, Amy benefited from these services.

National Caregivers Month Protecting our Seniors

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November is National Caregivers Month, and during this time many of us naturally think of those who provide physical, health-based care for the elderly. But there are other ways people provide care to vulnerable members of our society: financial protection.

An Experience of a Foster Youth

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What was your reason for looking to LSF for help? Where were you before working with LSF?
“My case manager brought me from “night-to-night” to have a long-term place for me and my brother.”

Tracking Families by Candlelight

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Before the hurricane, the SW CMO program created a group chat that they would use to keep in touch. They had no idea that group chat would be the key to survival when Hurricane Ian hit.

A Congregation Answers the Call

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Seventeen years ago, the church got word that a family from Liberia was coming to the states, so congregants went to the airport to personally greet them.

“I know what it’s like”: Afghan Man Helps Other Refugees to Rebuild

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He never imagined that it would come to this.
Last year, Maihan Saeedi was working in Afghanistan for the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. He has his Ph.D. in International Studies and enjoyed his job. But on August 15, 2021, everything changed.

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