LSS/NCA Closes Traditional and Therapeutic Foster Care Program After 60 Years of Service

While LSS/NCA says goodbye to the children, foster parents and birth families to whom we’ve  provided foster care services for almost fifty years, we continue to keep our doors, and our hearts and minds, open to the needs of the surrounding community.  LSS/NCA’s mission is to ‘walk with those in need by mobilizing partners and … More LSS/NCA Closes Traditional and Therapeutic Foster Care Program After 60 Years of Service

LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

Author: Dana Lea, Guest Blogger 2017 was a year full of headlines concerning refugee crises, immigration hurdles, and immigration bans to the United States. This relentless barrage of news had many looking towards local resettlement agencies to better understand the refugee process itself, immigration executive orders and refugee arrival interruptions, and to learn how to … More LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

ON WORLD AIDS DAY: A Call to Remember An Epidemic Has Not Passed

By: Emily Page, Guest Blogger Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day takes place every year on December 1st as an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for those people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from and AIDS-related illness. While recent advancements in … More ON WORLD AIDS DAY: A Call to Remember An Epidemic Has Not Passed

BEADS OF FAITH

By Guest Blogger Kristina DeVesty In our last blog post, you met Asinate Vitusagavulu, an LSS/NCA Refugee Resettlement Case Worker who has worked to help dozens of refugee families establish new roots here in the United Stated.  Today, she offers a story of respect and kindness that might impact how you see your refugee neighbors. … More BEADS OF FAITH

The Impact of the DC Child Welfare System’s Redesign on LSSNCA’s Service Delivery

By: Kichelle Coleman, Children’s Services Director  2017 is proving to be a pivotal year for the LSSNCA Children Services Program.  As we are celebrating 100 years of Serving Boldly, LSSNCA’s foster care program is facing a huge shift in continuing care to abused and neglected children. In late March, the Child and Family Services Agency … More The Impact of the DC Child Welfare System’s Redesign on LSSNCA’s Service Delivery

Stories of Community and Hope from Summer Camp

By: Ruth Osorio, Guest Blogger Summer camp is about stories. Sure, it’s also about camp fires, archery, arts and crafts, and spending time in nature. But stories are what make camp such a special place for so many children and young adults. Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area’s Youth Haven Summer Camp is … More Stories of Community and Hope from Summer Camp