Services for Youth


Parent Support and Education

LSS offers a variety of support groups and educational opportunities for parents to:

  • Discuss parenting concerns, joys and questions in a safe and compassionate environment.
  • Learn effective communication skills and effective parenting strategies.
  • Develop their capacity to effectively address their children needs, as well as their own.

More information about specific offerings:

Twin Cities: 

Nurturing Parenting Classes
Free classes to help restore parent-child relationships affected by traumatic events, such as abuse or violence.

Adoption-related Parenting Groups (LSS Adoption and Children's Home website)
Find support from others who have "been there, done that," and share your own experiences.


LSS Crisis Nursery - Duluth
A confidential and free family support service that includes a crisis line, emergency daycare and overnight care.

Adoption-related Parenting Groups (LSS Adoption and Children's Home website)
A parent-run, multicultural-focused support group for anyone who is part of a multicultural/transracial family or considering adopting transracially.


B.O.O.S.T. (Building On B.O.O.S.T. (Building On Opportunities to Strengthen Teens)Opportunities to Strengthen Teens)
Free support group for young parents.

St. Cloud:

LSS Crisis Nursery  - Sterns and Benton Counties
A confidential and free 24-hour service for parents in Sterns and Benton Counties who need short-term emergency care for their children.


Teen Parents Program
Meet up with a community of parents who are facing the same challenges you’re facing and figure out what’s next in your life.