28. June 2011 09:04
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan's Services for Children & Families has opened an office in Port Huron to serve St. Clair County. The office will provide foster care and adoption services. The new office is in St. Paul Lutheran Church at 3790 West Water Street. The phone number is (810) 479-9932. It will function as a satellite of Lutheran Social Services’ Southeast Michigan office, Services for Children & Families, in Southfield, under the direction of Audrey Williams-Burton.
Lutheran Social Services is the state's largest private provider of foster care, which offers temporary safe homes for children who have been abused or neglected. More than half the children taken into foster care return to their birth parents. The others have had their birth parents’ rights terminated, and they are available for adoption. On any given day, Lutheran Social Services manages approximately 800 children in foster care through nine offices around the state.