Families today come in all shapes, sizes and generations. 
We have a Heart for Families.   
Families today come in all shapes, sizes and generations. They come to LCS in the midst of struggles and crisis - often at the end of their rope, not sure where to turn. We welcome them all, regardless of their situations and ability to pay. To make sure we are always able to be there for families, we have a special fund just for families -our Robert Waggoner Hearts for Families Fund.

Our Hearts for Families Fund was started by Robert Waggoner (our treasurer for many years), a man with a gift for compassion and grace. Bob valued families - his and others - which led he and his wife Shirley to take action to make certain help would always be available. We continue to be grateful for Bob fo r his vision and generosity toward those we serve.
You can help make sure there's always someone to call for help. Without donations, LCS would not be able to support all the families that call us. Last year, LCS raised over $5,000 for this Hearts of Families Fund in memory of Bob's compassion and p assion for families. Please help us do that again this year.
When you make a donation to our Hearts of Family Fund, 100% of your gift goes to provide counseling for families in need.
Ways to Celebrate Your Family
Dr. Rick Armstrong, LCS Executive Director 

Families are made up of people who are different from each other, who face situations that are challenging in a world that is imperfect, filled with lies, highs and lows. Our families are important to us no matter what their size, shape, age or situation.

A few thoughts to remember as we live in and celebrate our families:
  • Give thanks for your family, for each person, for who they are and who God made each of you to be.
  • "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."    1 Corinthians 13
  • Unity does not come from agreement...but comes from understanding! Understanding comes from love and respect!
  • Be aware of anxiety when it appears in your family and deal with it in a proactive rather than reactive manner. Find ways to calm the anxiety before you deal with the issues involved.
  • Play together. The family who plays together not only stays together they also learn how to enjoy life and not take themselves so seriously
  • Again, celebrate your family, give thanks to God for each person in your family and give thanks to God for the diversity within your family. God has created us as his own special people!
Upcoming Events:
Understanding Your Child Webinar Series
Developmental Milestones in Children
March 10, 12:30-1:30pm

How to Encourage Independent Behavior
April 7, 12:30-1:30pm

Understanding your Child's Brain
April 28, 12:30-1:30pm

Join Megan Miessler, LCSW & Director of Programs, as she hosts a 6-part series focused on parenting. Register and view recorded sessions below: 
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Support for First Responders

Lutheran Counseling Services has been involved in the care and support of those affected by the Pulse tragedy and continues to offer support and services to those impacted. Our Crisis Care Fund makes professional, outpatient mental health counseling available for those affected by the recent Orlando tragedies.

If you have been impacted by the Pulse tragedy or know someone who has and needs support, please call us at 407-644-4692 for assistance.  

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