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Latest Blog Posts

  • Visit to the General Assembly Inspires

    By Margaret Nimmo Holland Our LFSVA colleagues who work in foster care see first-hand the challenges faced by children and youth coming into care. Most Virginia legislators know very little about this system and what they can do to improve outcomes for these young people. Fortunately, though, that is changing! A bipartisan group of legislators […]

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  • Meet a Board Member: Pastor Richard “Rick” J. Goeres

    By Evan Ratke Three decades of experience speak for themselves. Pastor Richard “Rick” J. Goeres says his work with Lutheran Family Services of Virginia and Lutheran Family Services has never felt like an obligation. Instead, the chance to work with the people of these organizations has been a joy and a privilege. “I’ve been connected […]

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  • LFSVA works to improve outcomes for youth in foster care

    Originally published 12/31/19 in The Virginia Lutheran newsletter By Ray Ratke When it comes to helping children and adolescents in foster care, we have collectively missed the mark for many children. Too often, kids in the foster care system – who have typically experienced abuse or neglect in their families of origin – are further […]

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  • VP of External Relations ready to share LFSVA’s mission

    By Evan Ratke When you work in human services as long as Margaret Nimmo Holland has, you learn that progress doesn’t come from a single person or effort, but instead from groups of people working in cooperation and inspiring each other across multiple fields at once. Marketing and communications, advocacy and public policy: All are […]

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