Welcome to Lakeside for Children
Lakeside for Children has been serving the needs of vulnerable youths for more than 110 years. Although the program model has changed through the years to meet their specific needs, we continue to give our students opportunities to learn new skills and behaviors in a caring, hope-filled, and supportive environment.
Our 48-acre campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan sits next to a small lake in a residential neighborhood. In addition to woods and meadow, our campus includes residential “cottages” for students, a cafeteria, cultural center, health & wellness center (with a gymnasium), indoor and outdoor exercise and recreation areas, administrative building, classrooms, and more.
We welcome visitors! Please come meet our young men and women and take a tour of our beautiful campus.