We believe that all children should have the support they need to succeed in school and life. But for some, things like poverty, family instability, abuse and neglect threaten that support.
At Lad Lake, 95% of the youth in our care come from a family in crisis who are unable to support the needs of their youth. Most suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and serious anxiety disorders. Lad Lake is the emergency room of the child welfare system.
For our youth, Lad Lake provides safety, individualized therapy, and skill-building for independence. Whether it’s support for foster kids, mentors for troubled youth, or a safe-haven for exploited and abused girls, Lad Lake counselors cultivate stability and self-reliance for more than 1,100 youth and their families every year.
For 150 years, Lad Lake has prided itself on evolving to meet our community’s most pressing needs. Our experience tells us the best way to create long-term success is through proven programs that foster healthy relationships, strengthen families, and connect youth to community resources. In this way, we can ensure that youth get a second chance in life that they deserve, and that they obtain the opportunities they will need to succeed.
To learn more about our programs, the youth and the communities we serve, we invite you to read our latest Annual Report.
Officers of the Board
Sr. Vice President of Total Rewards
Aurora Health Care
Meta 4 Marketing & Communication
Board of Directors
Human Resources Business Partner Manager
Aurora Health Care
(retired) President & CEO
Curative Care Network
Director of Philanthropy
Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation – Heritage Center
Assistant Director-Strategic Philanthropy
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Thomas H. Koplin, CPA, CGMA
Partner and CPA
Duquaine Melka & Koplin, S.C., CPA
Vice President – Manufacturing
Badger Meter, Inc.