New Updates--See Directory Below

Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) thanks you for your interest in our mission to serve vulnerable populations of all ages.

As you may already be aware, with a heavy heart and after much prayerful deliberation, the LCFS and Liberty Lutheran boards voted to not renew contracts for refugee resettlement, adoption, foster care, after-school enrichment programs (BOOST), and family empowerment services. In the directory below you can find updates on where these programs have transitioned.

Sadly, the severe challenges confronting the social services landscape over the last few years compelled this decision. Unpredictable state and local funding coupled with reimbursement that didn't cover the true cost of service contributed to mounting deficit, leaving Liberty to resource millions of dollars to cover the shortfalls. The generosity of donors has not met the shortfall. Perhaps it takes actions as severe as this to effectuate change in systems when such a highly regarded agency stops providing services due to inadequate reimbursement.

We will continue services that LCFS provides for underserved seniors via the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center and In Home Support Program so LCFS will live on through its ministry to seniors.

We extend our deepest thanks for the generosity, caring and kindness you have shared during this transition period.

  • BOOST-Anderson Elementary School

    After school care is now being administered by Episcopal Community Services Out of School Time Program. For more information click here.

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  • BOOST-Thomas K. Finletter Elementary School

    After school care is now being administered by Episcopal Community Services Out of School Time Program. For more information click here.

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  • BOOST-Overbrook Elementary School

    This program is now being administered by To Our Children's Future with Health. For more information call 215-879-7740.

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  • BOOST-William C. Bryant Elementary School

    After school care is now being administered by the Village of Arts and Humanities, better known as the Village. For more inforamation call 215-225-7830, extension 240.

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  • BOOST-Clara Barton Elementary School

    This program is now being administered by Young Achievers Learning Center. For more information click here.

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  • BOOST-Edwin Forrest Elementary School

    After school care is now administered by Catholic Social Services' Edwin Forrest Out-of-School Time Program. For more information click here.

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  • BOOST-William Loesche Elementary School

    After school care is now administered by CORA Services. For more information call 215-342-7660 or click here.

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  • BOOST-Francis Hopkinson Elementary School

    After school care is now admnistered by Concilio.For information please contact 215-627-3100 or click here.

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  • BOOST-Mayfair Elementary School

    After school care is now administered by Catholic Social Services' Mayfair Out-of-School Time Program. For more information click here.

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  • BOOST-Austin Meehan Middle School

    After school care is now administered by CORA Services. For more information call 215-342-7660 or click here.

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  • BOOST-Francis Hopkinson Middle School

    After school care is now admnistered by Concilio.For information please contact 215-627-3100 or click here.

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  • BOOST-Ethan Allen Middle School

    After school care is now administered by the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) Out-of-School Time Program. For more information call 215-236-7700, email click here.

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  • BOOST-Anderson Middle School

    After school care is now being administered by Episcopal Community Services. For more information click here.

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  • BOOST-George Washington High School

    The high school program, which is geared toward college preparation and career exploration, is now administered by CORA services. For more information call 215-342-7660 or click here.

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  • Refugee Reception and Placement--Philadelphia

    Refugee resettlment for famililes and unaccompanied refugee minors are now administered by Bethany Christian Services. If you or your group would like more information about volunteering or making a gift, please visit bethany.org.

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  • Refugee Reception, Placement, and Social Services--Allentown

    Refugee resettlment for famililes and unaccompanied refugee minors are now administered by Bethany Christian Services. If you or your group would like more information about volunteering or making a gift, please visit bethany.org.

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  • Refugee Reception, Placement, Social Services, and Targeted Assistance Program-Lancaster

    Refugee resettlment for famililes and unaccompanied refugee minors are now administered by Bethany Christian Services. If you or your group would like more information about volunteering or making a gift, please visit bethany.org. Social services and the targeted assistance program are being administered by Church World Services. For more information, click here.

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  • Unaccompanied Refugee Minors--Allentown, Lancaster and Phila.

    The unaccompanied refugee minor progrom is now administered by Bethany Christian Services. If you or your group would like more information about volunteering or making a gift, please visit www.bethany.org

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  • Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative

    The Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative is now being administered by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. For more information click here.

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  • Foster Care

    Foster Care is now being administered by the following agencies:

    • Asociacion Puretorriquenos en Marcha 1900 N. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA
      Telephone: 267-296-7200
    • Bethanna 1212 Wood St., Philadelphia, PA
      Telephone: 215-355-65009
    • Catholic Community Services 10125 Verree Rd., Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA
      Telephone: 267-341-1253
    • Net Community Care 4404 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA
      Telephone: 844-813-4020
    • Tabor Northern Community Partners 57 E. Armat St., Philadelphia, PA
      Telephone: 267-339-3171
    • Turning Points for Children 4329 Griscom St., Philadelphia, PA
      Telephone: 215-268-5845
    • Wordsworth 3905 Ford Rd., Philadelphia, PA
      Telephone: 215-452-5172



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  • Family Preservation Program-Roslyn

    The Family Preservation Program is now administered by Diakon Services. For more information click here.

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  • Intensive Permanency Program

    The Intensive Permanency Program is now administered by Diakon. For more information click here.

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  • Truancy Case Management

    Truancy case management is now being administered by SEAMAAC. For more information click here.

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