Our Mission

Lutheran, a Christian organization, is a comprehensive continuum of community, residential, and home based supportive services that help people of all ages gain or retain independence.

Thank you for visiting our “web” home.  Within these pages you will learn about all of our programs and services.  At the core of all we do is our Mission.  At the heart of all we do are the people who work, live, foster and learn with us. Enjoy your stay.  And if you would like to learn more or become part of our family, connect with us by phone, email or in person. We’d love to meet you.

Our Core Beliefs

Growth -

All youth will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Achievement -

All youth will experience a positive environment in which they can enjoy success.

Family -

We will work with the entire family moving all members towards permanence.

Safety -

We will treat youth, families, and each other with dignity and respect, creating a safe environment for everyone.

Gustavus Adolphus (G.A.) Family Services is founded on a tradition of caring and compassion toward youth that reflects its heritage back to 1885. We provide a full continuum of services for at-risk youth and their families including a residential and group home level of care, a Chapter 853 education program, therapeutic foster care, traditional foster care, and preventative services.

All services are individualized, child-centered and permanency-focused. We promote youth and family involvement in their care plan from the intake process and throughout their placement. We use individual treatment team meetings and service plan reviews along with ongoing communication to encourage the growth and development of the child, youth and family.