Orchard Place is the oldest locally-based charity in Des Moines providing mental health treatment and expertise for Iowa's kids. Our inpatient, outpatient and community programs serve nearly 10,000 children from birth to age 22 annually.
With the help of our professional staff, volunteers, individual and corporate donors, Orchard Place provides a cornerstone of mental health services for children including residential, outpatient, in-home and care coordination programs.
In 2019, Orchard Place served 8,613 Iowa children and youth
Ellie Lutt is a Milieu Treatment Counselor at the Orchard Place Campus. She recently shared her experience about what it's like to work at Orchard Place.
We have been bringing Iowa's children to productive adulthood for over 100 years.