Finding Love In All The Right Places: Service, Friendship, and Cheer in the Virgin Islands!
Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands (LSSVI) is a multi-service non-profit organization headquartered in Frederiksted, St. Croix. It is the largest private child and family service agency in the U.S. Virgin Islands that offers programs for abused, abandoned and neglected children, pregnant women and families, low income seniors, and adults with disabilities. The Columbia (MD) Links provided service and cheer to this often forgotten community.
Through the International Trends and Services (ITS) Facet, the Columbia (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated developed the Partners in Progress service program with LSSVI. In this partnership, the Columbia (MD) chapter provided fundraising for LSSVI programs, training for the staff, and service and friendship to the residents.
The ITS Facet traveled to St. Croix to work directly with the staff at Queen Louise Home to provide additional support.