By Haley Leis, Intern
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for their dedication to providing foster children with safe and loving homes.
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan has been serving its community for almost 140 years, growing from a single orphanage in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, into one of the largest health and human services organizations in the Midwest. LSS offers a number of programs and services, including refugee resettlement, housing programs and eviction support, and addiction services, to help families and individuals live a safe and healthy life, regardless of the challenges they face.
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan is one of the largest non-profit adoption agencies in Wisconsin. Knowing that adoption is a time of major transition, LSS provides counseling services to both children and parents as they prepare to enter a new phase of life. In order to best support both foster children and families, LSS offers training for prospective foster parents and ongoing support and assistance to make the transition as easy as possible. In addition to foster care services, LSS also offers a respite program, which allows families or individuals to provide short term care for children in foster care, ranging from a few hours to a whole weekend.
As we near the end of National Adoption Month, we thank Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for their dedication to providing loving families for children!