Whether comforting others daily within the communities they serve or reaching out to individuals during times of disaster or crisis, Lutheran Church Charities brings the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
The LCC K-9 Ministry will now bring the same mercy and compassion in supporting the Glendale Heights Police Department, Illinois, as they reach out and serve their community. In many cases, individuals often experience a range of emotions, including anxiety and even fear, while going through cases of abuse or other legal processes.
Working with the Glendale Heights Police Department, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Benjamin has been placed in the primary role of bringing a calming presence during times of crisis and providing comfort to individuals, groups, and communities impacted by violence, tragedy, or traumatic events. Benjamin Comfort Dog will also be a support to the police officers, firefighters, 911 dispatchers, and others who serve the Glendale Heights community.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Benjamin will remain an LCC staff-owned dog to maintain a separation of church and state. His scheduling will be handled through the Glendale Heights Police Department in coordination with Lutheran Church Charities. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Benjamin will have handlers that are members of the Glendale Heights Police Department and social workers from North East DuPage Family and Youth Services. Two of the handlers are also members of neighboring LCMS congregations.
Prayers and support are needed to help us as we launch this new chapter with the Glendale Heights Police Department.