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Our Community

Meet Our Community

Our community is extraordinary … rich with musicians, cooking-enthusiasts, passionate volunteers, movie experts, curious learners, dedicated employees and so many more. Inspirational stories of our community members abound, and we are forever grateful for each and every one of them who make this place so special.

Get to know some of our stories. And when you find yourself inspired, find a way to get involved.

Staff

meet-lisa

meet: Lisa

July 2019

After 30 years at LBSA, Lisa still enjoys the work. Her dedication to work is matched by her dedication to family and community. Read More

meet-kathyd

meet: Kathy D.

February 2019

Reflecting, Kathy Davidson thought she would try working at LBSA for a year or so. That was 40+ years ago. Read More

meet-meghan

meet: Meghan

October 2018

“Always be kind." is Meghan's rule. It’s only fitting that she works somewhere she can apply her compassion. Read More

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meet: Kathy W.

July 2018

While many people her age are winding down their careers, Kathy is charging full steam ahead. Luckily, at LBSA. Read More

meet-jorie

meet: Jorie

April 2018

Jorie sums up the most satisfying aspect of her job simply. “It’s cliché … but it’s the clients. They teach me as much as I teach them." Read More

Clients

meet Sarah

meet: Sarah

June 2020

Sarah is full of surprises. She’s an example of someone who isn’t defined by the label she’s been given. Read More

meet dennis

meet: Dennis

June 2020

Dennis has routines at his cottage on Oak Street. His housemates and support staff are part of his family. Read More

meet-kerste

meet: Kerste

October 2019

Kerste’s nickname is “Boo," dating back to elementary school, and is still an accurate reflection of her jokester personality. Read More

meet-autumn

meet: Autumn

March 2019

Autumn's mom says the most amazing thing about her daughter is her compassion for others. It shines through in her smile. Read More

meet-creegan

meet: Creegan

January 2019

Creegan is curious and very active. When you meet him today, you wouldn't know that he didn't always feel at ease in social situations. Read More

meet-izzy

meet: Izzy

October 2018

Izzy never thought she would live to age 25. After surviving years of abuse, she has become a role model in survival. Read More

meet-mark

meet: Mark

March 2018

Music is important to Mark. LBSA’s music therapy provides an opportunity for self-expression and a social outlet. Read More

Supporters

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meet: Patricia & Marco

October 2019

For Patricia, retirement from 26 years of teaching spawned a new career of volunteerism. And a new furry “coworker." Read More

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meet: The Odettes

November 2018

19 years and counting. That’s how long we've held our Community Thanksgiving Dinner. It's also how long the Odettes have volunteered at it. Read More

meet-julie

meet: Julie

August 2018

Beneath Julie’s soft-spoken demeanor lies a passionate advocate. It would be impossible to calculate the value of her work. Read More

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meet: Matt & Jessica

April 2018

Something powerful happens when people are united for a shared purpose. Matt and Jessica are an important part of that. Read More

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meet: Mike & Kenna

April 2018

Mike and Kenna have made Laura Baker Services Association their “thing.” It’s hard to calculate the impact of these ambassadors. Read More

meet-rachel

meet: Rachel

March 2018

Rachel always knew she wanted to supplement her college career by volunteering with individuals who have special needs. Read More