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Recognized Organizations

RSOs located in northern Illinois

These independent Lutheran organizations officially recognized by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod have an office or contact within northern Illinois. Through them, we serve not only our congregations and Lutheran schools but also the larger community, as the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. (Many more such organizations from other states are on Synod’s website: lcms.org.)

Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, WI 53094, 920-261-3050, www.bethesdalutherancommunities.org, with a presence in DeKalb, Plainfield and Yorkville, Illinois, services to persons with a developmental disability

Cedars Lutheran Living Centers, Hampshire, IL 60140, 847-638-7444, www.cedarslutheranlivingcenters.org, aging services, housing support.

Christian Senior Ministries, PO Box 479, Sycamore, IL 60178, 815-895-3819, with chaplain services and volunteer opportunities in DeKalb and Ogle County.

Concordia Deaconess Conference, 6821 Main Street, Union, IL 60180, 260-416-4150, www.concordiadeaconess.org, professional development.

Faith Hope and Peace Ministries, 432 S. Washington St., Westmont, IL 60559-2233, 630-710-0396, www.fhpministries.org, chaplain services and volunteer opportunities in senior residential facilities.

Lutheran Church Charities, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062, 866-455-6466, www.lutheranchurchcharities.org, wide variety of human care and disaster response services, military outreach, K9 Comfort Dogs and Care 9 Military Dogs.

Lutheran Education Association, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305, 708-209-3343, www.lea.org, professional development and education services.

Lutheran Ministries Media – Worship for Shutins, 5 Martin Luther Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, 260-471-5683, www.worshipforshutins.org, on air throughout NID and in area facilities.

Lutherans for Life, state contact Deb LaKamp, 109 Patriot Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611, www.lutheransforlife.org, educational services on sanctity of life.

Open Arms Institute, Inc., 1850 Chestnut Ave., Glenview, IL 60025, 888-958-6736, www.openarmsinst.com, early childhood center services, consultations.

Phil’s Friends, 1350 Lake St., Suite I, Roselle, IL 60172, 224-653-8315, www.philsfriends.org, cancer care ministry and opportunities for volunteers.

Silent Word Media Resources, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062, 866-455-6466, hearing/visually impaired services.

Voice of Care,328 George St., West Chicago, IL 60185, 630-231-3862, www.voiceofcare.org, advocacy, chaplaincy services, children & youth services, information & referral, life enrichment services, developmentally disabled services, hearing/visually impaired services, aging services.

Walcamp Outdoor Ministries and Retreat Center, 32653 Five Points Road, Kingston, IL 60145-8443, 815-784-5141, www.walcamp.org.

We Raise Foundation, 1 Pierce Place, Suite 250-E, Itasca, IL 60143-2634, 630-766-9066, www.weraise.org, granting, consultation.