Website: lfcsmo.org

Funded Program(s)

Family-Based Respite Care

2020-2022 Core Award - $125,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides Family-Based Respite Care for children, from birth through age 5, in a licensed foster home when a parent is experiencing a crisis such as hospitalization, drug or alcohol treatment, homelessness, unemployment, or is considering adoption. The parent receives case management services during and after the child's respite stay in order for the parent to build a safe and stable environment for the child. Staff provide education and referrals in areas of child development, healthcare, parenting skills, nutrition, childcare, relationships, and the importance of relationships with caregivers in a child's life.

Mental Health Counseling

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,250,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides mental health counseling services to children in the St. Louis region. Services are provided in an office setting. These services include assessment, treatment planning, case management, linkage to other services, individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, and discharge or aftercare planning. The program helps children decrease mental health symptoms; improve daily functioning, behaviors, and skills; and decrease the impact of trauma.

Outpatient Child Psychiatry

2020-2022 Core Award - $245,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides outpatient child psychiatry services to children in the St. Louis region. Services are provided in an office setting. These services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and on-going consultation for children and their families. The program helps children decrease mental health symptoms; improve daily functioning, behaviors, and skills; and decrease the impact of trauma.

School-Based Counseling

2020-2022 Core Award - $5,375,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides the School-Based Counseling program to children in the St. Louis region. By providing services in the school, during the school day, children are able to receive services without barriers such as transportation and scheduling. Services include assessment, treatment planning, case management, linkage to other services, individual therapy, crisis intervention, and discharge or aftercare planning. The program helps children decrease mental health symptoms; improve daily functioning, behaviors, and skills; and decrease the impact of trauma.

STEP Up

2020-2022 Core Award - $312,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides the STEP Up (Strengthen, Teach, Empower, Prepare) program to multiple schools in St. Louis County. STEP Up is a school-based prevention program that combines evidence-based risk prevention group sessions with individual follow-up to provide resistance and resilience skills to children. STEP Up helps children develop life skills such as conflict resolution, communication skills, social skills, and decision-making skills.