Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is a faith based, non-profit human services agency providing adoption, foster care, older adult & caregiver, prevention, and refugee services since 1948. We provide help and support to children and families during their most challenging times regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age. At LFSRM, we believe that all people, from the newborn to the most elderly, are valued members of our community.
We serve Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Las Cruces, Salt Lake City, and Colorado’s Western Slope. We partner with communities to meet the unmet needs affecting their most vulnerable populations. LFSRM strives to recognize areas in need and to find ways to serve those who have seemingly become invisible. Every day, hundreds of people turn to LFSRM for refuge, help and hope.
We don’t do it alone! The hallmark of serving through LFSRM has always been a shared sense of being in this together; joined at the heart with volunteers, clients, donors and neighbors.
Ways You Can Help
Open your heart, open your home – considering becoming a Foster Parent! As a foster parent you’ll change not only the life of a child but your own.
Donate – help ensure sustainability of LFSRM programs helping our most vulnerable neighbors.
Volunteer – we are always in need of volunteers!
Join us for an informal online session on just what it takes to be a foster parent. At Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, we are committed to answering your questions and alleviating your concerns because we believe that you CAN be a foster parent and we will be there to support you every step of the way.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login information.
This is the first step to volunteering with our Cultural Mentoring and Volunteer program. During this online session, you will learn about the current refugee situation, our co-sponsorship partnership with Denver Rescue Mission, and how to befriend and serve newly arrived refugee families and individuals. During this interactive training, you will have a chance to ask questions and role-play in kinds of situations you may encounter.
Register for January 25 * 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Afghan Emphasis) here.
Register for March 1 * 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Afghan Emphasis) here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Youth Empowerment Program
Youth & Family Support: Our youth mentoring program matches volunteers in a one-on-one relationship with a middle or high school aged refugee youth. Volunteers have the opportunity to support them in personal challenges through goal setting and skills building. This is a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with youth who may be struggling in social-emotional or academic areas due to previous or current limitations.
Challenges may be in areas of communication, personal conflicts, basic literacy, and subject competency. The assistance you provide may vary based on need, yet is undeniably instrumental in their home, school, and personal success. The minimum time commitment for this program is one hour/week for the duration of the school year. Experience working with youth or in education preferred, but not required.
School SEL Support: Our school group social emotional learning (SEL) program matches volunteers with a refugee & immigrant youth support group in a Denver area middle or high school. Topics covered include cultural adjustment, healthy lifestyles, communities, and self-development.
Programming and support in their school setting provides a safe environment that allows for social emotional learning and growth while supporting our local schools excellent newcomers work. The minimum time commitment for this program is one school session a week for the duration of the school year. Experience working with youth or in education preferred, but not required.