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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia is now enCircle!

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    Supporting children, adults, and families since 1888

    At enCircle, we believe that everyone deserves to live an abundant life, full of meaning and purpose. We started when a Lutheran pastor opened a small orphanage in Salem, and we have evolved to become an organization of more than 550 dedicated and compassionate staff and caregivers.

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Supporting children, adults, and families since 1888

At enCircle, we believe that everyone deserves to live an abundant life, full of meaning and purpose. We started when a Lutheran pastor opened a small orphanage in Salem, and we have evolved to become an organization of more than 550 dedicated and compassionate staff and caregivers.

WATCH NOW
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Leadership

My Mother, The DSP

EnCircle CEO Ray Ratke shares his personal connection to Direct Support Professionals and reflects on Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Week. >>

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Minnick Schools

Our schools help students ages 5 to 22 find success

In our small classrooms, highly trained educators and support staff can help your student thrive – both academically and behaviorally.

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People with Disabilities

Offering a community of care for individuals with disabilities

EnCircle helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities maximize their independence through a variety of community-based services and supports.

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Foster Care

We seek parents who are flexible, open-minded, and eager to share "life firsts"

Our exceptional staff is available to help be a guide on your journey through the Treatment Foster Care system. We have ongoing training to help keep foster parents up to date with new information and offer continuous support.

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Counseling

During challenging times, enCircle counselors are here for you

Our counselors have varying hours to serve children, families, and adults. They specialize in grief and loss, anxiety, depression, parenting support, and coping strategies.

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By joining our circle, you can make a difference in people’s lives. We make a bigger impact when we work together, which is why we are grateful for our many business, community, and congregational partners and to the individual donors who generously support our mission.

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