A New Life

A year and a half ago, Kevin was homeless. He struggled with substance use. He didn’t have a car. Or a driver’s license. Or a job. Then, his world turned upside down and all at once, his priorities shifted. He found out he was a father to a beautiful baby girl, Willow. Kevin immediately began...

The Art of Healing

Bo dreaded even walking down the street. Whenever he saw families walking hand-in-hand, the 17-year-old got a sinking feeling of sadness in his stomach. He was lonely and craved connection. Bo had experienced neglect and emotional and physical abuse in the past, and he struggled to connect with his adoptive family. Eventually, his past trauma...

The Best Kind of Bond

Bruce thought he had tried everything. His daughter, Amanda, had received 24-hour supported community living care for years, living in a busy home with three roommates. And while he was grateful for her compassionate team of caregivers, he knew something needed to change. Amanda was lashing out and becoming aggressive, and she required multiple psychiatric...

12 March 2019| Refugee Community Services
Where the Heart is

Durga’s community and family were in danger. The growing violence and systematic ethnic cleansing in Bhutan made it unsafe for his family to stay in the country they called home. After being forced to flee Bhutan, Durga came to the U.S. as a refugee, with a dream of building a better life. He wanted a...

22 February 2019| Services for Adults, Services for Children and Youth
2018: A Year in Review

2018 was a year full of growth for LSI. We developed new and innovative ways to wrap holistic, comprehensive care around our clients, received many exciting grants, spent fun times together as a team, and developed our volunteer program. We’re grateful for the year behind us, and eager for what’s ahead. And as always, we’re...

I can call her if I have a problem, and she’s there for me when I need her.

06 December 2018| Mental Health Services, Services for Adults
Finding Her Voice

Life was a blur. Kelli’s partner physically assaulted her. Then, he abandoned her and their oldest child. She was in her third trimester of pregnancy. With no family nearby, Kelli didn’t know where to turn. She was terrified. Hopeless. But Kelli knew she needed to be strong for her children, and often times, being strong...

A Friend for Life

Laughter echoes from one corner of a Village Inn restaurant, where Stephanie and Brenda have stopped for a piece of pie. The two meet on Mondays and Fridays each week and spend a few hours of the day together. Whether they are planning a big trip to Adventureland, relaxing for an afternoon of listening to...

01 November 2018| Foster Care and Adoption
Helping Kids Thrive

When Kari, a little girl they knew through church, was in need of a foster home, Stacie and Blake decided to step up. “We really had her best interest in mind, and we felt like we needed to help,” Stacie says. The couple became licensed as foster and adoptive parents in 2013, and Stacie says...

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