Providing Opportunities for Success

Welcome to Lakeside for Children

Lakeside for Children has been serving the needs of vulnerable boys and girls for 110 years. Although the program model has changed through the years to meet their specific needs, we continue to give them 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.

Providing the tools to succeed.

With an emphasis on the responsibilities and choices individual students make, Lakeside for Children utilizes proven treatment methods to make students aware of their problem behaviors, discontinue unacceptable behaviors, and develop more appropriate, positive behaviors.

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