LCS is an outreach service organization to provide professional counseling, mental health education and consultation for individuals, families and communities. We respect each person's dignity and worth as a child of God regardless of race, creed, national origin or diversity.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit Accomplishments: Counseling/Therapy. A statistical snapshot of Jan - December 2011 shows LCS Meeting Big-time Community Needs! Number of Sessions. When we compare 2011 to the average of the same period for the previous four years there is a 15% INCREASE in therapy sessions. Even more significantly, the Adjusted Fees for 2011 to the average of the previous four years shows a 81% INCREASE. That is 5 1/2 times what would be expected. The significance largely lies in more work and help provided for individuals, couples, and families who are negatively affected by the economy and struggling with 'paying the bills.' Audit. With the 2011 Certified Independent C.P.A. Audit, completed, LCS continues the 100% track record of 'Clean Audits,' with a low administration fee of near 13%. Other Services Provided. A. Through a Community Foundation of Central Florida grant LCS has provided eight workshops in under-served minority congregations, two of which had interpreters (English to Creole) , on mental health education topics (i.e., depression, loss/grief, child abuse, domestic violence, marital relations, adjustment to changes, and family stress/function) that the church's leadership identified as important. B. LCS responded to five denominations who sought screenings/ evaluations of their clergy or ministry candidates for risk management and quality assurance purposes. The ministry holds ""the trust"" of the community. This program that provides annual face-to-face screenings of over 60 individuals is a safe-guard for the general public who trust their ministers ""to be what they say they are."" In addition, every day LCS staff spends approximately two hours assisting (through the phone, e-mails, or face-to-face) Lutheran church workers and their families in their personal, family, vocational, and ministry challenges. C. LCS has provided consultation and coaching to congregations, organizations as well to lay and professional church workers in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama (following the tornado destruction) and Haiti (as they continue to recover from the earthquakes). D. LCS provides counseling sites in 8 Central FL locations (six Lutheran churches, one United Methodist church, one low income housing, and the main office) for travel, user-friendly convenience.
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