Spirit of LSI

Hope in Times of Crisis

Life looks drastically different for all of us in the time of COVID-19. But through all this, a few things have remained constant at LSI: kindness, compassion, and the drive...

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Thank You for Supporting LSI Staff During COVID-19!

We are so grateful to our community partners who have generously provided our frontline staff with face masks during this difficult time. As of our latest count, communities across Iowa...

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Summer of Healing

Earlier this year, with summer fast approaching, the team at LSI’s Beloit Residential Treatment Center in Ames put their heads together to create more opportunities for the children on campus...

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Staff Spotlight: Mallory Berkenpas

Mallory Berkenpas has been with LSI for nine years and is a Service Coordinator for LSI’s Early Childhood Services. What inspired you to start working at LSI? Before LSI, I...

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We are so grateful for LSI supporters like you!

Your Compassion in Action

We are so thankful for the generous support of LSI donor Karol Sturm, of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Karol gave a memorial gift to honor her parents,...

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LSI Staff Spotlight: Claudia Kyalangalilwa

Claudia Kyalangalilwa has been LSI’s Refugee Connection Center Supervisor in Des Moines for one year. What inspired you to start working at LSI? I have been working with the refugee...

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Answering the Call

When her husband, Ron, told her he wanted to become a foster parent, Danette was nervous. She was worried her biological children, Nicole and Nathaniel, would not get along with...

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“Thank You, God”

Every week, when 8-year-old Chase met with LSI’s Pastor Dennis Bauer, he would ask to pray for “the same old thing: to find a good, loving forever family.” Chase is...

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Something that Works

When Andrea first arrived at the Polk County Juvenile Detention Center, she was skeptical. The 16-year-old had struggled to manage her anger in a healthy way, and she was sent...

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Spreading LSI’s Mission of Hope and Healing

More than 1,100 members of Team LSI are making an impact for Iowa children and families. But did you know LSI also has an amazing group of volunteers across the...

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