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Causes: Family Services, Homeless & Housing, Housing Support, Human Services, Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: Lutheran family services in the carolinas (lfs) is dedicated to one simple goal, helping the most vulnerable in north and south carolina. Embracing christ's call to serve, lfs walks alongside thousands of people in our communities as they journey through healing and wholeness. We help place children in loving foster and adoptive homes, provide comprehensive services to adults with special needs, aid veterans in regaining independence, help refugees acclimate to life in a new country and counsel families in their time of need. The organization is an affiliate of lutheran services for the carolinas (lsc) and shares in the group's mission as follows: "empowered by christ, we walk together with all we serve".

Programs: Lfs offers family and therapeutic foster care to meet the special physical and emotional needs of the vulnerable children in our care. Some children suffer from medical problems such as fetal alcohol syndrome and drug addiction. Older children can have emotional and behavioral issues and are given counseling when needed. Many families will have the opportunity to adopt when reunification with a child's biological family is not possible. Finding permanent, safe, and supportive families for children is the goal of lfs foster care.

lfs provides residential services for adults coping with various degrees of autism, developmental disability, mental illness, and symptoms resulting from traumatic brain injury. Self-sufficiency is taught and encouraged in these homes, though many clients will live out their lives with lfs.

other program services include adoption, counseling, refugee, community- based partnership initiatives and disaster response.

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