As part of our Mission, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services is called to help families, children and individuals experience greater hope and wholeness of life.  LFCS Advocacy works to help achieve this goal by promoting public education and policy changes.

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Our Advocacy Priorities are:
1. Child Welfare
2. Health & Mental Health Care
3. Youth Protection & Development
4. Missouri’s Budget

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Get to know your Missouri Legislature

Click Here to read about changes to the Temporary-Assistance Program (TANF)


Historical Commitment to Advocacy
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services’ dedication to social justice and advocacy began in the early 1960’s with Rev. Dr. Arnold H. Bringewatt.  Rev. Bringewatt served as President of Lutheran Family and Children’s Services from 1964-1976. During his tenure at LFCS, Rev. Bringewatt firmly established the agency’s commitment to provide quality social services and to be involved with social action, a legacy that continues to shape the agency today. The agency continues to advocate for positive change and improvement in social institutions, systems, legislation and practices.


Click here to email us or call 314-787-5100 to learn more about LFCS Advocacy and getting involved.