LUTHERAN SETTLEMENT HOUSE UPDATES
LSH's Executive Director Featured on Comcast NewsmakersLutheran Settlement House's Executive Director, Christine Stutman, spoke to Comcast Newsmaker's Jill Horner. Christine discussed the work with homelessness and housing LSH has done since 1902.
The Men Can 2017 RallyThe Men Can Rally to Prevent Domestic Violence occurred on October 11th in Board Game Art Park. Speakers, included City Council Members David Oh and Bill Greelee, Tony Lapp of Menergy, Interim DA Kelley Hodge, and Anthony, the CEO of Roar for Good. All speakers showed their support for the Men Can campaign and spoke out against intimate partner and domestic violence. Those who attended enjoyed performances by local band Grandchildren and heard the great set list from DJ Greg of Johnny's Brendas. Many Philadelphia non-profits and organizations tabled to provide resources to those in attendance. We're excited to keep up the momentum and start our planning for next year's rally!
Philadelphia's City Council Designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness MonthThursday, October 5th was Paint Philly Purple Day - a day the Philadelphia City Council honored the work of LSH and Philadelphia non-profits who have domestic violence programs. Paint Philly Purple Day featured Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilman Bill Greenlee proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Staff of LSH, Women Against Abuse, Congreso, and Women in Transition attended the proclamation and sported purple for the event.
Jane Addams Place Dining Area Improvement ProjectCheck out our Amazon Wishlist! We've added a number of items to go towards our shelter Dining Area Improvement Project. A better kitchen & dining area means a more welcoming stay for the moms and kids we serve. You can serve them directly by purchasing an item today.
Lutheran Settlement House Named "Champion in Action"NBC10 and Citizens Bank "surprised" LSH with a $35,000 Champions in Action prize that will be used for our STAR program. STAR (Students Talking About Relationships) is an after school program for student leaders who want to have fun and help their peers learn about healthy relationships and sex. Watch the links below to see the moment the cameras surprised our staff and teens during a STAR activity about relationship violence! Watch the video Video 2
Meet Di and Caroline, Learner and TutorDi and Caroline can’t stop smiling. After 11 months of diligent studying together, Di has passed her High School Equivalency Exam. Both women live near LSH, Di in Kensington and Caroline in Fishtown. We spoke with the two of them to hear their perspectives on working as learner and tutor in the LSH Adult Education & Career Development Program. Read their interview here.
Spotlight on LSH: Jane Addams Place Partners with The Food TrustEarl Harris and the kitchen staff help feed 30 - 35 families every day at the Jane Addams Place. The kitchen staff not only feed the families in residence, they also promote healthy eating habits thanks to the newly founded partnership with The Food Trust. Read here about two year partnership and Earl Harris' efforts to promote healthy eating.