Services for Children and Youth

I am not going to let my past get in the way of my success."

A Letter from Monica

The celebration of the holidays and traditions we hold dear will look different for many of us this year. The past few months have been challenging. But they’ve taught us...

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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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Raising Healthy Families

As a child, Morgan had endured trauma no one should experience. Addiction, divorce, and difficult family relationships all surrounded Morgan in her childhood home and by the time she turned...

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A Letter About Luke

My name is Ruth, and I’m a Youth Associate at LSI’s Beloit Residential Treatment Center in Ames. Every day at Beloit, we work with kids who have often experienced extreme...

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“Our whole family leaves BHIS sessions with a positive attitude. It gives me some hope, and LSI gave us a direction and an idea of how to improve.”

Hope and Direction

When she became overwhelmed with family stress at home, Dianna didn’t know how to cope with her emotions. She began getting into fights with other kids at school and eventually...

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Guiding Light

Daniel and Karina sit on the floor of their living room with their son, David. Warm sunlight shines into their home as they play on a brightly colored mat, cheering...

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“I Feel Like a Parent Now.”

When Harmony learned she was pregnant for the first time, she was excited, but apprehensive. “I’ve always wanted kids and I loved babysitting, but I didn’t really know anything about...

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Achieving Her Dreams

Sharlie was always meant to become a U.S. Marine. She couldn’t wait to finish high school, begin her training, and proudly wear her uniform. But not everyone shared her vision,...

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Caring for Christopher

Three years ago, even a simple trip to the grocery store was almost impossible for Cheyenne. Her 3-year-old son, Christopher, was crippled with anxiety. Whenever he was around strangers, especially...

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