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Latest Blog Posts

  • A Note from Ray Ratke on Direct Service Professionals Week

    LFSVA COO, Ray Ratke, shares his thoughts on Direct Service Professionals Week This is national Direct Service Professionals week, and whenever I think about our dedicated, fantastic DSPs, I think of my mom. My mother was one of the warmest, most caring individuals I have ever known. She would go to any length to make […]

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    CEO Julie Swanson to retire in spring, 2018

    Julie Swanson, LFSVA’s CEO since 2005, will retire next spring, she announced in meetings and conference calls with agency managers and supervisors this week. “This was a big decision — one my husband and I have mulled over for several years,” Swanson said. “It was incredibly hard for me to decide to retire. I made the decision on […]

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  • Roanoke Day Support Hits the Road!

    The dazzling sights of Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, wrestling crocodiles in Florida, and dipping toes in the water on the beaches of Mexico – these are just a few of the things Roanoke Day Support participants experienced without leaving the comfort of the day support center. Roanoke Day Support hit the road for a […]

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  • Creating Understanding through Disabilities Awareness Training

    By Ariana Estes   When did you first learn about disabilities? Was it a positive experience? These questions may be something you have never taken a moment to think about, but during Lutheran Family Service’s Disabilities Awareness Training, participants are asked to share their earliest experience. The training was developed by LFSVA Vice President of […]

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