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Our History

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) began in 1868 as an orphan’s home for children in the wake of the Civil War. Ninety-nine years later, the orphanage was sold and the proceeds were used to create an endowment that has strengthened and sustained LFCS for the past 39 years.

Today, LFCS is a statewide organization providing counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, foster care, child care, youth mentoring services and disaster relief services, reaching out to more than 22,000 individuals and families annually. LFCS is also a strong advocate for Missouri’s vulnerable families and works to improve the state and federal policies that effect them.

In a world of vast and rapidly changing human needs, LFCS continues to respond.

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