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A Gift of Love For Homme and Visions School

For more than 20 years, Carrie Stockbridge brought her love of teaching to Visions, the on-campus school at Homme Youth and Family Programs in Wittenberg, WI. Carrie passed away in summer 2016, but through the Carolyn J. Stockbridge Fund for Homme Staff Development, her commitment to the mission of Homme and Visions lives on.

Clubhouse Provides Meaningful Work to Those Disabled by Mental Illness

Learn about Spring City Corner Clubhouse, a LSS daytime drop-in center in Waukesha offering a safe environment for those living with a mental illness.

Raising God's Children

Meet Jill and Randy Polifka who have welcomed more than 40 foster children into their home. Hear their story and that of Jessie, who came to live with them when she was 16.

Meet John Schaller

John Schaller was adopted as a baby through LSS. Today, he serves as the organization's Board Chairman.

Living Independently With a Disability

Cole is in his 30s and he’s living on his own for the very first time. He takes the bus, has a job and leads a full and active life in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Watch his story.

Breaking Free from the Prison of Addiction

Learn how Jim used the services and support at the Cephas House in Waukesha, Wisconsin to get his life back on track.

LSS Foster Care Featured on WKBT- La Crosse

Sara Meyer and Mike Witzke of LSS talk about the need for more foster care homes in the La Crosse area in a TV interview with Eric Jacobson of WKBT.
Broadcast July 2016

SCAN Program Helps Kids Recognize Child Abuse

Our SCAN program helps children recognize child abuse so they can tell trusted adults and get help.

A PATH Forward

Our Providing Access to Healing Program helps student struggling with mental health issues by bringing counseling and support directly to them during the school day.

Damarlo Breaks Free From His Past

Homme, a LSS residence aimed at helping individuals overcome their struggles, helped Damario break free from his troubled past. Learn more.

It's All About Love

When Jackson was adopted through LSS, his adoptive parents and birth mother created a circle of love that will surround him for years to come.

Samuel: Against the Odds

Samuel, born with a rare genetic condition, beat the odds with the help of the LSS Birth to Three program. Learn more.

Living a Full Life with Connections

With the help of LSS Connections, Tyler Fech has accomplished a lot in his 18 years. Learn about his accomplishments.

Meet Patricia Wesner

LSS Foundation Board Member Patricia Wesner enjoys serving our organization during her retirement.

There Are No Unwanted Children

Jonalyn found her forever family with the help of the LSS Ambassadors Program.

Never Too Late: Rick's Redemption

LSS helped Rick overcome its drug and alcohol addictions to become a functioning member of his community.

Alseth Family Honored

The Alseth family of South Range received the Outstanding Adoptive Family Award, after adopting two special needs children and fostering a third.

Meet John Howman

Meet John Howman, the LSS Board of Directors chairman.

Max Continues to Reach His Milestones

LSS helped Max, a boy with autism, reach key milestones, including attending a public high school and even joining the school's basketball team.

LSS Disaster Services Helps Rebuild Homes and Hope

Learn how LSS helped families in southern Wisconsin rebuild after record flooding in 2018.

A Good Drive

The Make the Ride Happen program provides transportation to those who need it in Northeast Wisconsin. Read how one volunteer, Russ Van Straten, makes a difference.

A New Home, and a Changed Life

LSS staff members helped Doug get on his feet with a one bedroom apartment and medical assistance.

Ciara's Story

Ciara thought no one wanted her - until Greg and Joelle Scheithauer asked her to be their daughter. With the help of LSS, they are now a forever family.

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Suite 2275
West Allis, WI 53214
414-246-2300

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