Lutheran Services in America is pleased to see the HEROES Act addresses some of our most important priorities. The fulfillment of these priorities would grant nonprofits the funds and resources necessary to offer the care and service needed by many Americans during this critical time.
Lutheran Services in America and 18 leaders from 13 community-based Lutheran provider organizations have been invited by The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Casey Family Programs to participate in the new Child Welfare Provider Innovation Network. For the sake of our nation’s future, it is critically important that we work together to identify and support solutions that move us closer to ensuring that all children live in safe, stable and permanent family homes.
Lutheran Services in America is using the collective calls for financial support from members as a springboard for changes in federal and state policy. By channeling these concerns about limited resources into the basis for advocacy efforts, we have been successful in communicating to lawmakers the needs of nonprofits and their workers who are fighting on the front lines of this deadly pandemic.
Connect-Home Collaborative members held a virtual gathering in April to share their key successes and challenges regarding their implementation of the Connect-Home model, as well as unanticipated challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, we recognize seniors during an Older Americans Month unlike any other as we all confront a threat the likes of which we have never seen. Yet amidst this daunting struggle is an opportunity to shine a light on how seniors — and the dedicated health and human services professionals caring for them that comprise our national network — are rising to the challenge.
Today marks the beginning of National Foster Care Month 2020. We applaud foster care providers and resource families who are working closely with children and families to support and engage everyone in the process of healing and reunification.
By Janell Regimbal, Vice President of Children’s Services, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
These times of great uncertainty and anxiety remind us how vital it is to support families at all levels of the continuum, from prevention to early intervention and all the way to the deepest end of the service array.