Lutheran Social Services of IL

Bethlehem has a relationship with the Lutheran Social Services of IL (LSSI). Through out the year Bethlehem will host educational sessions or volunteer opportunities that help LSSI complete it’s mission.

LSSI Needs Foster Parents – Video Resource
During the pandemic, it has become increasingly challenging to recruit foster parents and to place children in need of foster care. LSSI continues to address these circumstances, but you can help! Share this video from a Rockford TV station on social media – – and direct people interested in becoming a foster parent to The need for foster parents spans statewide.

Therapeutic Foster Parents Needed in Aurora, Rockford, and Chicago
Be a part of a successful pilot program at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) by becoming a therapeutic foster parent through programs in Aurora, Rockford, and Chicago. Therapeutic foster care places children with histories of severe trauma and emotional/behavioral needs in family treatment homes where they receive more one-on-one care and attention. The program is evidence-based and provides short-term, intensive support for these children, so that they can thrive in a family home. Therapeutic foster parents receive intensive training, 24/7 support, and a generous daily stipend, and they are part of an evidence-based treatment team. Learn more at

To learn more about Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, you can visit their site here: