The Lutheran Child and Family Services Capital Campaign

Giving Hope a Home


In our nearly 135 year history, we have often found ourselves looking to the past to inform our work of the present and future. In order to provide for better programming, enhance therapeutic outcomes and maintain an appropriate level of support for our current contracts with the Indiana Department of Child Services, Indianapolis Public Schools and the council on Accreditation, new construction, various renovations and replacements must be made to our buildings and grounds to meet current and future needs of the children in our care.

Planned projects include a new 3,000 square foot Trinity House Group Home to replace the old 1,800 square foot house where the ten young men share four bedrooms. The new Trinity House, located just south of our campus, will feature a room for each resident, more space to study and relax, and extra space to meet with therapists. We have also planned a play area in our courtyard for the little boys of Lutherwood to play and expend energy.

We're also going green! We have determined need for updated mechanical and electrical systems, some of which are nearly 35 years old. These systems will be replaced with more efficient and cost effective units. LCFS must also build a larger parking lot to accommdate all of the case workers, volunteers and employees who come here everyday. Other projects include more meeting spaces for family and case worker visits, extra storage space for children's belongings, and brick repair on the fa├žade of the Johnson multi-purpose building.

To accomplish these goals, LCFS has resurrected the moniker Give Hope a Home, and begun a three-year Capital and Endowment Campaign to raise $3.5 million over the next few years. The endowment will provide funds to quickly respond to spiritual and community needs, substantiate a stable fund base to sustain our organization for the future.

Your commitment to strengthen Lutheran Child and Family Services will add to our enduring legacy of hope and love. If, like us, you are alarmed by the rising rate of poverty, injustice and inequality and want to stamp out injustice at the root of the cause, look within your heart to determine how we can be the hands and feet of Christ together, and Give Hope a Home right here in Indianapolis. To make your donation, click here.