Services for Adults

Moving Forward Together

Over the last year, we have learned that we are stronger together. Our communities were resilient in the face of every hardship. And our human services workforce across the state...

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Empowering Iowa Families

Five years ago, Gaylene’s life looked very different. She was overwhelmed and raising three young boys, Ethan, Cristian, and Alex. Finances were strained, so she and her partner, José, worked...

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Compassion in Crisis: LSI on the Frontlines

COVID-19 has turned our lives upside-down. But nothing will stand in the way of our mission of hope and healing. As part of our Compassion in Crisis Campaign, we’re sharing...

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A Life-Changing Service

It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Amanda is rounding up her three children – Brenna, 13, Reese, 11, and Kylee, 9 – so she can get them to school. She’s...

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Somewhere to Turn

When Lexi found out she was pregnant, panic washed over her. In nine months, she’d need to stabilize her life enough to care for a baby. In nine months, she’d...

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A New Life

A year and a half ago, Kevin was homeless. He struggled with substance use. He didn’t have a car. Or a driver’s license. Or a job. Then, his world turned...

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The Best Kind of Bond

Bruce thought he had tried everything. His daughter, Amanda, had received 24-hour supported community living care for years, living in a busy home with three roommates. And while he was...

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2018: A Year in Review

2018 was a year full of growth for LSI. We developed new and innovative ways to wrap holistic, comprehensive care around our clients, received many exciting grants, spent fun times...

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I can call her if I have a problem, and she’s there for me when I need her.

Finding Her Voice

Life was a blur. Kelli’s partner physically assaulted her. Then, he abandoned her and their oldest child. She was in her third trimester of pregnancy. With no family nearby, Kelli...

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A Friend for Life

Laughter echoes from one corner of a Village Inn restaurant, where Stephanie and Brenda have stopped for a piece of pie. The two meet on Mondays and Fridays each week...

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