Lutheran Services in Iowa
3116 University Ave,
Des Moines, IA
Lutheran Services in Iowa is Iowa/s oldest social service agency with offices and programs across the state. We provide a variety of services ranging from Services for People with Disabilities, Therapy and Behavioral Health Services, Refugee Services, Early Childhood, Foster care/Adoption, and Family Safety Risk and Permanency.
Every Iowan deserves the independence they need to thrive. Host Homes is a new, innovative way LSI is serving adult clients with disabilities. Through this program, an individual moves from Supported Community Living and into a private family home, where they build positive, lasting relationships with a carefully selected mentor instead of a staff member. This program is built entirely around an individual's goals and interests, and LSI's extensive matching process ensures the mentor and mentee are a perfect fit. Our skilled mentors provide personalized care, advocate for, and support the individual in their home.
Host Homes allow for individuals to live in a family like setting while working on goals towards independence that are personalized to their individual needs. Rate of reimbursement is determined by the level of care required and is reimbursed through LSI/Medicaid.