10 September 2021| Refugee and Immigrant Services, Spirit of LSI
Global Greens Celebrates 10 Years

LSI’s Global Greens agriculture program is celebrating 10 years of empowering former refugee and immigrant farmers in central Iowa. The program, provided through LSI Refugee and Immigrant Services, reconnects farmers with the land as they build a new life in the U.S. Through Global Greens, farmers access space to grow food, learn more about U.S....

Donating is my way to make a difference in the lives of children and families. LSI is all about helping people and making the world a better place.”

10 September 2021| Spirit of LSI
LSI Donor Spotlight: Larry Gittins

Larry Gittins has been a steadfast donor to LSI since 2005. After hearing a presentation about LSI at his church, he wanted to give back and support the organization in some way. But due to health reasons, he was unable to volunteer as he would like. So, he chose to donate instead. Over the years,...

26 August 2021| Foster Care and Adoption
A Community Effort

Jackie wants to make a positive difference in the lives of Iowa kids. As a school counselor, she spends every day seeing how one positive relationship can make a big impact on the kids she serves. That’s why she decided to become a licensed foster and adoptive parent. “I wanted to be more involved with...

27 July 2021| Services for Children and Youth
Never Alone

Two years ago, Kayla knew it was time for a change in her life. She had struggled with substance use for years and over time, she had lost custody of her two oldest children. When she was pregnant with her youngest son, Rafe, she was determined to build a brighter future for him. She decided...

Building a Bond

Julie was friends with Jacob’s mom and years ago, she made a promise: If anything happened to her friend, Julie would take care of Jacob. When Jacob’s mom passed away and he had no place to go, Julie stepped up. Her six children had grown up and moved out of her home, and she had...

A lot of people need help in the world, and LSI is trying to do that.”

18 June 2021| Spirit of LSI
Leaving a Legacy

Across the state, the work LSI does to lift up and empower Iowa children, adults, and families is only possible thanks to the generous support of LSI donors and community partners. LeAllen Nevermann has made a life-changing impact for the Iowans we serve by donating to LSI for 33 years. “It’s our Christian obligation to...

17 June 2021| Services for Children and Youth
Creating Bright Futures

When Makenzey found out she was pregnant in the spring of 2020, she felt nervous and overwhelmed at the thought of being a first-time mom. She didn’t know what to expect, but she wanted to create the best life for her child. “Being a new mom was really scary for me. I had no idea...

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 never gave up, continuing to serve Iowans on the frontlines of the pandemic. The needs of Iowa children, adults, and families are now greater than...

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