6025 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Fax: (718) 630-7295
The Lutheran Family Health Center (LFHC) Department of Community-Based Programs has a thirty-year history of providing educational and supportive services to community residents and their families. Our work is grounded in the philosophy that is the foundation of Lutheran's holistic orientation to community health - that health depends upon such factors as an individual's psychosocial, familial, economic, housing, educational, and employment status. We are committed to affirming each family's cultural, ethnic and linguistic identities and using. Community social work practices, work toward ensuring that our programs are always designed to be responsive to evolving family and community issues in the context of a diverse, multicultural society.
We offer the following areas of expertise:
- Culturally competent programming that meet the needs of the diverse populations, particularly new immigrant families, in our community. These programs include: Adult Basic Education, GED-prep, English Classes, Family Counseling, DayCare Services, After-school Programming, AmeriCorps Service Opportunities, HIV Peer Education, and Services for Older Adults.
- Strong collaborative relationships with community partners to create integrated service delivery systems.
- A model of community building, that promotes participatory management and supports relationship and community involvement at all levels.
- Recognizing that families are resources to their own members, to other families, to programs and to communities.
- Advocating for services and systems that are fair, responsive and accountable to the families served.
- Mobilizinge formal and informal resources to support family development.
Our Programs Include: