LUTHERAN SETTLEMENT HOUSE UPDATES
LSH celebrates 2015 Capital Renovation Project with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
The $1.5 million dollar finished construction project provides our Senior Center with a brand new first floor facility equipped with a community food pantry, commercial-grade Demonstration Kitchen, and healthy living deck. Additionally, the building has a completely renovated entryway, ensuring that the services we provide to our DV clients take place in the calmest, most secure environment possible. Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilman Greenlee, a representative from Senator Casey's office, PCA, LISC, individuals from our Senior Center, and local businesses joined us in celebrating the momentous event.
Lutheran Settlement House wants to thank everyone who came out to the 2015 Men Can Rally on October 1st, 2015, a powerful event that gathered over 250 people! We cannot express how grateful we are to our Bilingual Domestic Violence Department and our LSH team for putting on this event, to our sponsors for making it possible, and most of all to the activists, performers, politicians, speakers, and attendees who made this rally powerful. Thank you! With your help, we were able to encourage men to stand up to family violence and lend visibility to this important issue in our community.
Fox29 News, Metro, CBS, 6ABC, KYW, The Star, Philadelphia Gay News, and more provided great press coverage before and after the Men Can Rally.
For more on media coverage of the 2015 Men Can Rally, click here
LSH in partnership with PCADV put forth a Father's Day Pledge to end gender violence.
Check out Mike Jerrick taking the pledge at Fox 29 News. View the pledge here
Check out Kelly Davis, LSH Executive Director, on Comcast Newsmakers!
Jane Addams was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for their work improving meals for our mothers and children at the homeless shelter. Click on the image on the left to read the entire article and get some great healthy recipes!
LSH was chosen by the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church to receive proceeds from their annual Fit for Eternity Run/Walk. The event raised over $7,000 and we could not be more grateful for their advocacy and generosity.
Lutheran Settlement House is pleased to announce that our annual Women of Courage event raised over $90,000—one third more than last year’s total—and was sold out with over 300 guests in attendance. LSH was fortunate to receive significant media attention for Women of Courage including on NBC 10 and in the Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia Sunday Sun, Philly Style Mag, The Public Record, Philly Chit Chat, Al Día and Philly.com. Thank you to all who came and donated! These funds will enable us to continue to serve individuals in need of services and support across Philadelphia, working with them towards self-sufficiency and empowerment.
NBC Tamron Hall Honored as LSH Woman of Courage!
Kelly Davis Writes Op-Ed in Philadelphia on Teen Dating Violence
Please click the image above to read our Executive Director's Op-Ed on Teen Dating Violence which is in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. LSH recently sent two domestic violence advocates to Millersville University to help their campus process the tragedy of Karlie Hall and how to be aware of danger signs in a relationship. In the op-ed, Kelly discusses the dangers of Teen Dating Violence and how it relates to the recent domestic violence tragedy at Millersville University.
Today Show Features Survivors From LSH For Shine A Light Campaign
This summer, Aigner (pictured) and two other domestic violence survivors from LSH were asked to speak about her personal struggles on NBC’s Today
as part of Tamron Hall’s “Shine A Light” series. The experience was empowering for those who shared and moving to those who watched. Aigner says that LSH was "like a family to her"
and helped her "turn everything around,"
and credits Jane Addams’ staff with exposing her to life-changing resources including tutoring and empowerment counseling. Aigner no longer feels that the violence she suffered is her fault and "hopes her words can help someone else who is suffering." We are so proud of her strength. Please click to View Stories from Aigner and other Brave Survivors.
LSH Program Creates Informational Video with Medical Professionals Impacted by CAMP LSH Medical Advocates came up with the idea to film physicians at our sites talking about what hospitals need to help victims of IPV and how having the MA Program at their site has affected their practice. We plan to use the video for upcoming conferences. Thanks to CAMP (Children and Mother's Project) for your amazing impact!
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