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April 6, 2018

A Family of Ten

Three times a day. Every day. 365 days a year. You could say the kitchen staff at Laura Baker Services Association is always “on.” When 30 people are relying on you for their sustenance, you can’t exactly skip a meal or close down the kitchen for the day. Every day,… Read More


March 15, 2018

Inspire. Unite. Build.

Inspire. Unite. Build. Loneliness – it’s the newest public health crisis. Organizations as disparate as The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The New York Times, Fortune, and the British government are raising awareness of this issue and taking action to combat loneliness and the threat it poses to our ongoing health. Some studies indicate that… Read More


February 1, 2018

St. Olaf Roommates Discover Special Bond

As freshman-year roommates at St. Olaf College, Becca Person and Avisya Mishra quickly discovered they had a special connection. They both have a sibling with special needs. Now juniors, Becca and Avisya have turned that connection into service in action and are currently co-presidents of the Supporting Special… Read More


January 29, 2018

New Director of Oak Street Services: Nicole Laudont

LBSA is pleased to announce that Nicole Laudont has been selected as the next Director of Oak Street Services. Nicole currently serves as one of three QDDP/Behavior Analysts for Oak Street Services. She has Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in Human Behavior/Applied Behavioral Science. She worked with… Read More


January 16, 2018

2017 Gala: Celebrating Our Community

We were honored to share an incredible evening with more than 300 friends at the 2017 Laura Baker Services Association Gala on December 2. The theme, Celebrating Our Community, emphasized the different ways various members of the community partner with LBSA, allowing us to bring the power of possibility to… Read More


November 20, 2017

Finding Supportive Partners

Finding Supportive Partners Telling It Like He Sees It Thanks to two valued partners Charlie Sewich and Frank Grazzini we had the opportunity to host Senator Rich Draheim for a tour and visit of LBSA. Senator Draheim is our state senator, newly elected last fall. Generally, working with legislators, especially… Read More


July 18, 2017

Housing and Ethical Governance

Housing and Ethical Governance Affordable housing is under attack. It won’t get better until we as citizens demand that those who govern address this critical need in practical and creative ways. We need to prioritize and demand housing solutions in the same way that we are demanding change in the… Read More


May 1, 2017

Understanding the Safety Net

Understanding the Safety Net Poverty in America. It’s a charged issue. Opinions about how and why people end up impoverished run a wide gamut. Those opinions greatly impact public policy designed to create a safety net for people. For as long as I can remember, we’ve debated in the state… Read More


April 20, 2017

Celebrating Amazing Employees

Celebrating Amazing Employees Together, the people we support and our employees are the life blood of Laura Baker Services Association. With no one to support, we don’t exist.  Without adequate numbers of employees, our ability to support people is limited. As we look ahead to Employee Appreciation Week, April 23–30,… Read More


March 31, 2017

Paving the Path, Together

Paving the Path, Together Community Building I love to think of the space between us as our gathering space … our agreement space … our community building space. It’s where the paths belong. This community building stuff is intense, hard work and wonderful. Defining the space between us is the… Read More