The problem and solution

After leasing our current space from the City of Forest Lake for the
past 20 years, LAYSB must now move. We have purchased a space in the Town Square Building in downtown Forest Lake. LAYSB Board of Directors has initiated a capital campaign to raise funds to cover the one-time cost of purchasing and remodeling the space to make it appropriate for the services we provide.
On March 9th we officially moved into our new home and changed our name to Lakes Center for Youth and Families. While our location and name have changed our mission and values remain the same: a commitment to youth and their families. Your financial support of that work is critical now as we navigate the changes.

How you can help!

Support the work in our new home!

We’ve moved to our new location and our work continues. Moving is always a costly experience in time and money. We need your donations more than ever right now to ensure that this transition period goes smoothly and we can continue to provide the amazing programs our community expects.

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Moving Journal

On the Move

We are officially on the move! On Saturday the movers came and took two big truckloads of furniture and file cabinets over to the new space and got us started. Bright and early on Monday all the staff went to the old building and loaded up our cars, trucks & trailers with all our goodies …


The mission of Lakes Center for Youth and Families (LC4YF) is to “Ensure the Success of Youth.” We do this by strengthening positive connections and relationships youth have with their families and their community. Youth who show up atLC4YF are listened to and empowered with skills to help them shape their futures. The reasons they come toLC4YF may vary – they may want to find ways to help their community, learn how to find and keep a job, develop stronger social skills, build better relationships with their families, or get beyond addiction.

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Want to support in other ways?
Sign up to Volunteer with us!

We’ve moved in but our work continues and there a ton of ways you can support with volunteer hours.


Contact Clarissa Pike at 651.464.3685 or fill out the form below to contact her by email.