Spirit of LSI

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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Staff Spotlight: Mariah Himes

LSI is thrilled to welcome Mariah Himes as our new Statewide Volunteer Coordinator! What inspired you to work for LSI? I love getting to be a part of an organization...

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LSI Supporters Receive Outstanding Volunteer Award

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’.” –...

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Books for Beloit

Barb and Harry Budd love to fill their home with Christmas decorations and invite their neighbors to tour the rooms filled with Santas of every shape and size. The hobby...

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