Young ladies in the yard enjoying their books - at Orchard Place Des Moines

Success Stories

Stories from the Heart - Marian

Marian shares her story of recovery here hoping to help other teens who are struggling realize there's hope for them too, and that Orchard Place can help.

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Stories From The Heart - Kristin

'Stories from the Heart' captures the experiences of several families with Orchard Place. These are stories of lives changed, hope restored, and futures made stronger and healthier by our partnerships with Iowa families.

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Stories from the Heart - Sydney

'Stories from the Heart' captures the experiences of several families with Orchard Place. These are stories of lives changed, hope restored, and futures made stronger and healthier by our partnerships with Iowa families.

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A Mother's Story

Being a Mother of a Child with Mental Illness is a Struggle. Read this story about how Orchard Place helped.

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"I Don't Want to be a Freeloader"

Jason Succeeds with the help at the Orchard Place Campus and makes the grade.

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Crystal's Story

"Because of Orchard Place, I finally have a life. Orchard Place not only saved my life but helped me live." - Crystal former resident of the Orchard Place Campus

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Gabriel and Mateo

Getting Beyond Bad Behavior

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Sean and David

David was a child in need of assistance, and in 2003 the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) brought him to the attention of a PACE caseworker. David's life was at a turning point.

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