a story of resilience

September 22, 2020

September is recognized nationwide as Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover from these devastating diseases.

Sherry Warner, LSF’s Certified Recovery Peer Specialist Success Coach, went through her own mental health journey. She tells her story of hope and finding the strength to recover.

Suicide Is Preventable

September 9, 2020

I will never forget that evening in early April 1987, the week before Easter, when my dad called the newsroom where I was working in Orlando. When I walked over to the landline and picked up the receiver, I heard a halting voice fighting back tears. “We lost Donald.”

Career Opportunities That Make a Difference

September 8, 2020

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others and serving children at work? We are searching for Bilingual Case Managers, Youth Care Coordinators, Teacher’s Aide, a Bilingual Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, an Activities Coordinator, a Receptionist, and more!

Oasis Teen Defies the Odds

July 31, 2020

Justin came to LSF’s Oasis Youth Shelter in February 2020 after being released from the Juvenile Assessment Center with pending criminal charges and no place to live. Today, he is flying home to Turks and Caicos, leaving Oasis as a proud high school graduate, criminal charges dropped, and a bright future ahead. Justin was frustrated

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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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