Lutheran Child & Family Services of Indiana

God's Children, Our Purpose

aka LCFS, LUTHERWOOD   |   Indianapolis, IN   |  www.lutheranfamily.org

Mission

LCFS Mission Statement: Engaging and Empowering Families and Community with Love, Compassion, Faith, and Support LCFS Vision Statement: Our community will experience safety and stability, in an environment of respect, healing, and hope LCFS Values Statement: In response to God’s Love and Grace through Jesus Christ, we live our faith through these values: • Building Connections • Encouraging Collaboration • Cultivating Integrity • Embracing Innovation

Ruling year info

1942

Executive Director / CEO

Mr. Sven Schumacher

Main address

1525 N Ritter Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46219 USA

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EIN

35-0868123

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Family Services (P40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

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Lutherwood Residential programs for children

Specializes in the care and treatment of abused, neglected and abandoned children who exhibit chronic behavioral or emotional challenges by providing therapeutic care in a residential setting. Program offers various structured interventions and social services, including trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy and independent living skills training.

Population(s) Served

In collaboration with Community Health Network, provides therapeuic home-based services, including behavioral healthcare, family preservation, case management, court ordered supervision, in home therapeutic treatment and crisis management services assisting children and advocating for families

Population(s) Served

A referral program that provides a safe environment where children receive meals, clothing and shelter for up to 20 days. LCFS coordinates transportation to the youth's current school, as well as visitation with approved visitors.

Population(s) Served

Trinity House Group Home serves males ages 14-21 who will soon age out of the foster care system. Accommodating up to 10 young men, the home is designed to teach skills necessary to become an independent adult.
Trinity House offers a high level of structure in a family-style environment to guide and support residents as they reintegrate into the community and become independent for the first time. Staff are awake at Trinity House 24/7. The average length of stay is 6-9 months.
Trinity House Group Home offers therapeutic services to each young man. Individual and group therapy are provided, with frequency based on needs assessments.

Population(s) Served

IMPACT is a collaborative effort between Ascent 121, Lutheran Child & Family Services and Community Health Network to provide comprehensive care coordination and intensive therapeutic services for minor females who are survivors of human trafficking. The need for this service was identified by the Marion County Juvenile Justice System, due to the high correlation between human trafficking and youth who have run away from home.

Population(s) Served

Spiritual Engagement, Education & Development (SEED) Program is an important piece of each child’s plan of care at Lutherwood. SEED is a healing network that promotes personal growth, renewed relationships and the development of spirit-filled lives.

Population(s) Served

INSPIRE (Identify Needs, Support Potential, Increase Resiliency & Empowerment) serves youth, their adult care-givers, and the family as a whole using a 2Gen approach to help families gain the skills/resources needed to escape the cycle of poverty via improved education, enhanced employment, increased social capital, and optimal health/mental health status

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Financials

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Lutheran Child & Family Services of Indiana

Board of directors
as of 9/3/2020
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Board chair

Mr. Thomas Grau

No Affiliations

Larry Hill

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No