Child welfare agency in Oakbrook Terrace celebrates new location

October 10, 2018 by  

An open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony were recently held by Lutheran Child and Family Services (LCFS) of Illinois at its new Corporate Support Center in Oakbrook Terrace. LCFS is a child welfare agency that is among the largest in the state.

President and CEO of LCFS, Mike Bertrand, said that LCFS has been in existence for 145 years and will continue to strengthen families, protect children, and build a future for those who have experienced trauma. The organization serves families, children, and individuals of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and races, and will continue to do so in a space that is smaller than its previous location, but in a way that Bertrand says is more fiscally responsible and better able to meet the needs of those it serves, as well as its employees.

He added that the organization will now be able to expand its primary services throughout the state and provide more opportunities for involvement in the community, primarily in DuPage County. There will be more volunteer opportunities for those who want to dedicate their time to the organization, as well as Foster Parent Information Meetings for those in the western suburbs looking to take care of a child.

Stationery printers are often used when such moves occur to indicate a change of address and help inform the community of new opportunities and services.