Services for Children and Youth

Cultivating Creativity

Six-year-old Logan had a big imagination. He enjoyed playing pretend and making his teachers and classmates believe he had superpowers. But as Logan became more and more absorbed in his...

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An ‘Old’ Hobby for a New Generation

From a building on LSI’s Bremwood Residential Treatment Center campus, snippets of conversation can be heard over the soft whirring of sewing machines. “Does anybody have any blue thread?” “I’m...

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Someone in Her Corner

Fifteen-year-old Izabella felt trapped and alone. She struggled with anxiety and depression, breaking down multiple times each week. She moved in and out of a mental health institution. That’s when...

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A Home Full of Love

Brittany wanted to create a warm, happy home for her new family. She and her boyfriend, Dustin, were ready to welcome their first child. But shortly after her son, Easton,...

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A New Kind of Family

All her life, Kristie has known she wants to help kids. That’s why she decided six years ago to become a respite caregiver for LSI’s Services for People with Disabilities....

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Taking Baby Steps

When his little sister was born, things started to change for Jaimee. His mom, Jaymee, noticed he began to act out more, and she was afraid he felt neglected while...

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Seeds of Hope

On a warm, sunny day in July, 10 young kids run up the hill at the Beloit Residential Treatment Center in Ames, eager to reach a large garden plot nearby....

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Building Stronger Families

At home, Mark was a happy little boy. But he struggled to cope with social anxiety the moment he stepped outside. Sarah, a first-time mom, was unsure how to handle...

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I’ve seen a lot of growth from day one, and that’s huge. LSI is making a difference.

Being There for Beth

Beth describes her life last year as “overwhelming” and “frightening.” Her grandchildren, Aidan, 12, and Annabella, 8, required multiple mental health services. When Beth was juggling communication with five healthcare...

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On the Path to a Brighter Future

Growing up is difficult for any child. But imagine being labeled the “bad kid” in school and feeling isolated, excluded, like no one believes in you. For a while, that’s...

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