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Plank named to IACP board

Cheryl Plank

Des Moines, Iowa—Cheryl Plank, vice president of programs and services at LSI (Lutheran Services in Iowa), has been elected to the board of directors for the Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP). (more…)

Responding to the Syrian refugee crisis

We’ve heard from many friends and community members recently about their concern over the heartbreaking images and stories of the Syrian refugee crisis. (more…)

LSI awarded Thrivent grant

Thrivent Financial Challenge Grant

Lutheran Services in Iowa, one of the state’s largest human service agencies, recently received a $25,000 challenge grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. (more…)

Respite Options in Polk County

Des Moines, Iowa—LSI (Lutheran Services in Iowa) recently received a $10,000 grant from General Mills to provide free, short-term child care to Polk County families who are in crisis and have little or no support system. (more…)

LSI earns parenting education grants
2015-Principal-Mason City Early Childhood

Pictured left to right are: Mary Ellen Smith, Principal
Financial Group, Heather Bartz, LSI; and Lucas Sulentic, LSI.


Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) has received a $5,000 grant from the Principal Financial Group Foundation and a $4,000 grant from the Farrer Endowment Foundation to support its New Parent Program, which provides home visitation for parents seeking to gain confidence in their healthy parenting skills. (more…)

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