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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Overview

Celebrating 130 years of support and services to children, families and adults

Since its beginning in 1888, Lutheran Family Services has evolved from an orphanage in Salem, Virginia, to an agency of 400-strong employees who help create abundant possibilities for individuals through our commonwealth.

The people of Lutheran Family Services help children in foster care find temporary or permanent families, offer adoption counseling, provide an array of community based services and supported employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and help students with behavioral challenges find success in the classroom, with their family, and in life.

Lutheran Family Services is guided by its mission and vision and is shaped by its guiding principles.

In 2018, Lutheran Family Services will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Lutheran Children’s Home of the South. We invite you to take a look at our rich history.

Lutheran Family Services is a proud member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA), one of the largest health and human services networks in the country. The LSA network of more than 300 members touches the lives of 1 in 50 people each year in thousands of communities across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

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