Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is a faith based, non-profit human service agency providing adoption, foster care, older adult caregiver, prevention, and refugee services since 1948. We help children and families during their most challenging times regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age. We believe that all people, from the newborn to the most elderly, are valued members of our community. Every day we provide help and support to children and families, because everyone deserves hope during the most challenging times of their lives.
With offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley, Fort Morgan and Albuquerque, we partner with communities to meet the unmet needs affecting their most vulnerable populations. LFS strives to recognize areas in need and to find ways to serve those who have seemingly become invisible. Every day, hundreds of people turn to LFS for refuge, help and hope.
We don’t do it alone! The hallmark of serving through LFS has always been a shared sense of being in this together; joined at the heart with volunteers, clients, donors and neighbors.
Ways You Can Help
Open your heart, open your home – considering becoming a Foster Parent! As a foster parent you’ll change not only the life of a child but your own.
Donate – help ensure sustainability of LFS programs helping our most vulnerable neighbors.
Volunteer – we are always in need of volunteers!
$10 for all 3 classes. Door prizes throughout the morning!
To register, contact Sarah Heber at 970.460.6234 or email@example.com
Drop-Ins are Welcome
Keep fit throughout the year
WholyFit classes meet every Thursday at 5:45pm in the Life Center.
Fitness Life Group meets Mondays & Thursdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the Life Center.
This is the first step to volunteering with our refugee programs. During this session you will learn about the current refugee situation, what it takes to get involved, the application process, and about advocacy. We strive to stand in solidarity with refugees using patience, resilience, and compassion.
Parking: There are limited parking spaces available at the church, and additional parking at our office down the street: 1600 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80218. There is also plenty of free street parking. Your car WILL NOT be towed using either of these lots after 5:30pm.
Food: You are welcome to bring food and a beverage as long is it isn’t a distraction for others or yourself.
Children: We encourage you to bring children if you plan to have them involved. We do ask that you are considerate if you bring babies and toddlers as the acoustics in the facility can make it a big distraction for those attending.
Author Helen Thorpe reads from her new book “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom” a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.
Helen Thorpe’s intensive, year-long reporting puts a human face on the faces of 22 newly arrived teenagers taking a beginner-level English language acquisition class at South High School in Denver. The new book has already been named a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. South High School has long been committed to supporting refugee and immigrant students. The teenagers in Mr. Williams’s class–from Syria, Iraq, Burma, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other war-torn places–have a limited grasp of English and of American culture in general. Still, they are teenagers: irrepressible, passionate, adaptive. Helen Thorpe was born in London to Irish parents and grew up in New Jersey. She lives in Denver. Her journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is the author of “Just Like Us” and “Soldier Girls.”
For more information contact Josie Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719)-389-6614.
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