20 April 2020| Services for Children and Youth
Raising Healthy Families

As a child, Morgan had endured trauma no one should experience. Addiction, divorce, and difficult family relationships all surrounded Morgan in her childhood home and by the time she turned 18, she was living on her own. When she found out she was pregnant for the first time, Morgan was determined to never repeat the...

16 April 2020| Services for Children and Youth
A Letter About Luke

My name is Ruth, and I’m a Youth Associate at LSI’s Beloit Residential Treatment Center in Ames. Every day at Beloit, we work with kids who have often experienced extreme trauma. Our job is to help them overcome their pasts and build new skills that will lead to brighter futures. I see stories of hope...

“Our whole family leaves BHIS sessions with a positive attitude. It gives me some hope, and LSI gave us a direction and an idea of how to improve.”

16 April 2020| Services for Children and Youth
Hope and Direction

When she became overwhelmed with family stress at home, Dianna didn’t know how to cope with her emotions. She began getting into fights with other kids at school and eventually found herself involved in juvenile courts. Her father, Pedro, was worried about her and wanted to find a way to help his child. When he...

30 January 2020| Services for Adults
A Life-Changing Service

It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Amanda is rounding up her three children – Brenna, 13, Reese, 11, and Kylee, 9 – so she can get them to school. She’s packing lunches and finding lost shoes and checking the day’s calendar. It’s a busy day, but a typical one – work, then an evening jam-packed...

30 January 2020| Services for Children and Youth
Guiding Light

Daniel and Karina sit on the floor of their living room with their son, David. Warm sunlight shines into their home as they play on a brightly colored mat, cheering David on as he builds a tower out of plastic blocks. It’s a picture-perfect afternoon for this family of three – stress-free, peaceful, and lighthearted....

30 January 2020| Services for Children and Youth
“I Feel Like a Parent Now.”

When Harmony learned she was pregnant for the first time, she was excited, but apprehensive. “I’ve always wanted kids and I loved babysitting, but I didn’t really know anything about their development,” Harmony says. “I didn’t know where my kid would need to be when she was six months old.” Harmony’s mother, Lois, had heard...

10 December 2019| Services for Children and Youth
Achieving Her Dreams

Sharlie was always meant to become a U.S. Marine. She couldn’t wait to finish high school, begin her training, and proudly wear her uniform. But not everyone shared her vision, and some of her family members pressured her to pursue another career. Sharlie was between a rock and a hard place: chase after her dream...

10 December 2019| Services for Children and Youth
Caring for Christopher

Three years ago, even a simple trip to the grocery store was almost impossible for Cheyenne. Her 3-year-old son, Christopher, was crippled with anxiety. Whenever he was around strangers, especially other children, he became afraid and stressed. He couldn’t leave the house without wearing sunglasses and noise-cancelling headphones. All of the light, colors, and sounds...

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