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

Success Stories

"Orchard Place let me understand that people make mistakes and that in life it’s never too late to make things right or start over.”

Ashley was 15 when she began her journey of healing at Orchard Place. Years later, she's rewinding the clock and reminiscing about the growth she experienced.

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Brothers Find Success at Orchard Place

For the first time, Brian and Lisa could see that mental health played a role in our sons’ behaviors.

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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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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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Howard: Orchard Places First Admission

Stability. Love. Home. Family. Four necessities, all missing from the young life of Howard Deever. Again and again, he felt the wrenching pain of their loss. Living in 15 places in six years, his life was wrought with emptiness and a heart that ached so badly he thought it would never mend.

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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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