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Mission, Vision & Values

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/Kentucky, Inc. (LCFS) is a non-profit, 501(c)3social service organization founded in 1883 that offers both residential and community-based services to families and children. 

The LCFS mission, “Engaging and Empowering Families and Community with Love, Compassion, Faith, and Support”,  and vision  “Our community will experience safety and stability, in an environment of respect, healing, and hope” exemplify the organization’s approach: LCFS engages with clients and empowers them to develop the opportunities, tools, and skills needed to change the trajectory of their lives

In response to God’s Love and Grace through Jesus Christ, we live our faith through these values:

Building Connections

  • LCFS guides clients as they develop deeper connections to family and supportive people
  • LCFS helps clients access community resources and networks
  • LCFS encourages staff to build an environment to foster teamwork and respect
  • LCFS gives stakeholders opportunities to meet community needs

Encouraging Collaboration

  • LCFS develops collaborative arrangements with other service providers to maximize client opportunities for success
  • LCFS welcomes support and assistance from churches, schools, and government entities

Cultivating Integrity

  • LCFS provides a caring, compassionate service environment that ensures the dignity of all clients
  • LCFS promotes an environment where all staff are treated equitably
  • LCFS utilizes evidence-based practices to ensure high quality care

Embracing Innovation

  • LCFS seeks to become “early implementers” of new programming opportunities
  • LCFS provides a service environment with a holistic approach to meeting client needs
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