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MissionShift Neighborhood Ministry Project - Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri

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  1. 1. Slide 1 Slide 2  is a non-profit, statewide social service organization providing counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, child care and mentoring services to the community. Slide 3 According to “The Inside Story” for LFCS, 2013-2014, several defining moments have shaped the history of LFCS of Missouri:    The first came when God acted to create the orphan’s home for children in the wake of the Civil War. The orphanage was sold 99 years later, and the proceeds used to create an endowment that has strengthened and sustained LFCS for the past 33 years. What began as one man’s desire to care for an orphaned child has grown into one of the largest and most respected private social service agencies in Missouri In the 1960’s, orphanages were being phased out and foster care was being phased in. In 1971 LFCS had a budget of $370,000 and 15 employees. In 2013, LFCS had a budget of $13.4 million and 180 employees.)
  2. 2. Slide 4 Rev. Alan Erdman, President/CEO 8631 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63124 Phone: 314-787-5100 FAX: 314-994-7405 Email: alane@lfcs.org  Rev. Erdman has been with LFCS for 21 years. He was a pastor for 14 years. He’s a former social worker, and a licensed therapist.  WEB Address: www.lfcsmo.org Slide 5 Paulette M. Foerster, ACSW, LCSW Vice-President of Program Services 8631 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63124 Phone: 314-8787-5100 Direct: 314-754-27776 FAX: 314-994-7405 Cell: 314-910-3895 Email: paulettef@lfcs.org  WEB Address: www.lfcsmo.org Slide 6 God’s love in Jesus Christ empowers Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri to help families, children and individuals experience greater hope and wholeness of life.
  3. 3. Slide 7 To create an organization capable of responding to the ever-changing needs of the communities that LFCS serves, through:  Leadership growth and development  A strong management team  Financial strength  Continued quality in services  Living out our Lutheran identity Slide 8  Christian, faith-based organization  Express this identity in everything they do  Value relationship with the ELCA and the LCMS  Respect the value of all human life  Value, encourage and support the members of our staff Slide 9 With offices in  St. Louis (13 offices and Service Locations),  St Charles,  Columbia,  Cape Girardeau and  Springfield, ◦ LFCS touches the lives of more than 22,000 individuals annually. ◦ Although Lutheran based, more than 80 percent of families served are non-Lutheran. The services provided by LFCS are open to everyone regardless of race, faith, national origin, gender or age.
  4. 4. Slide 10       Adoption Advocacy Child Care Counseling Crisis Pregnancy Counseling Disaster Response       Emergency Assistance Foster & Respite Care OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Senior Counseling School-based Counseling Youth Development/Mentoring Core Competencies: Staff commitment to excellence Leadership in the Community Board Member/Donor Commitment - Child Welfare and Adoption: foster care, Pregnancy Counseling, adoption, and post-adoption services - Counseling: Couple Conflicts, Family problems, etc. - Community Services: Abstinence education, call mentoring program, CHOICES, Step Up Program, Anger Management, Crisis Intervention Slide 11 LFCS Long-Term Objective is to…  To develop and sustain a compassionate, proactive, high-quality, innovative, statewide social services agency. Slide 12  Annual Report that includes:  “The Inside Story, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri, 2013-2014”  LFCS Strategic Plan (March 2012 – December 2014)  Various brochures and flyers ◦ Statistics per program (i.e. Advocacy Services, Adoption Program, Foster Care Program) ◦ Audited Financial Statement Results for the current and previous years ◦ Sources of Revenue and expenses ◦ Names of Agency, Foundation, and Advisory Board members, and Advisory Council members Next strategic plan is January 2015 – December 2017
  5. 5. Slide 13  St. Paul’s College Hill – Yes  St. John’s Ellisville in College Hill - Possibly  Messiah – Yes  Epiphany – Possibly  St. Paul’s College Hill  St. John’s Ellisville in College Hill  Messiah  Epiphany Slide 14 Slide 15 Wine Tasting Event Saturday, February 1, 2014 St. Louis Racquet Club, 6-8PM 13th Annual Hope Fore Families Golf Tournament Monday, May 19, 2014 Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park Registration 10:30 a.m. Tee Off Noon 18 Hole ~ 4 Person Scramble 32nd Annual Helping Hands Auction Saturday, August 23, 2014 5:00 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel