Guiding Growth

Our trauma- informed and evidenced based practices cultivate healing and hope for more than 1,100 youth and their families each year.

Most youth who engage with services at Lad lake have experienced multiple, interrelated traumas which have impacted their overall well-being.  Because each child is unique, we take an individualized approach to help understand his or her journey including their strengths which helps build a customized, integrated plan utilizing our continuum of care and community partners.

We believe that all children should have the supports they need to succeed in school and life.  But for some, family instability, addiction, inadequate resources and trauma challenge that support.

Making a Difference

81% of the youth in our care become self-sufficient in maintaining and improving their physical and mental health.
91% of the youth in our care report they feel more hopeful about the future
95% of Lad Lake youth are living in a safe, stable and supportive environment after completing our programs

Focus Areas

In a trauma-sensitive environment, Lad Lake helps youth dealing with abuse, addiction, aging out of foster care and/or struggling with their mental health.


For our youth, Lad Lake provides safety, individualized therapy, and skill-building for independence through education, residential services and more.


When you give to Lad Lake, you not only address the needs vulnerable youth and teens, you also invest in addressing some of our community’s most challenging problems today.

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