LUTHERAN SETTLEMENT HOUSE UPDATES
Save the date for #MenCan2017!Mark your calendars for our Men Can Rally to Prevent Domestic Violence. Speakers, performers, food, music, resources, and more! We'll see you on October 11, 11am at Board Game Art Park.
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.
Women of Courage 2017 a beautiful successOver 300 people came together to say: We support courage. We support women. We want to be a part of something important, and at Women of Courage that meant giving to Alice's Hopeline so victims of abuse can get the help they need. We raised over $15,000 for Alice's hopeline, and every donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Thank you so much to Mayor Kenney, Councilwoman Helen Gym, DoubleTree Hotel, our sponsors, and our amazing honorees for making this year's event the most impactful it's ever been.
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.
Lutheran Charities Donates $11,000Huge thank you to Lutheran Charities for donating such a generous amount to LSH programs. LSH is a proud member of Lutheran Charities, a network of five Lutheran social ministry organizations that empowers vulnerable children, adults, families and seniors to overcome life’s challenges and achieve their potential through quality educational, compassionate care and treatment services. The five core Social Ministry Organizations of Lutheran Charities offer specialized and customized support, encouragement and love to vulnerable people without regard to religion, race, disability, age, gender or sexual orientation, all made possible through the generous giving of those who love God and their neighbors.
Love Without Violence: Teen Art GalleryJoin the teens from the Lutheran Settlement House for an event to bring awareness to teen dating violence and showcase their talents! There will be free food, performances, workshops, and artwork. We hope to see you there! When: Thursday, February 9, 4-7pm Where: Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave.
Mark your calendars! Women of Courage 2017 is on Wednesday, May 10, 8:30am-10:00am at the DoubleTree.Women of Courage is Lutheran Settlement House’s annual fundraiser that celebrates the courageous spirit of remarkable women who have overcome obstacles and continue to advocate for the neediest in our community. Please join us in celebrating these women by sponsoring or purchasing tickets to this exciting event.
LSH Supporters give over $50,000 for 2016 campaignNot only did you help us exceed our goal, you also raised 13% more than last year with 2x more the online donations and a 12.5% higher average individual donation. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Earl, an Aria security guard for over twenty years, reached out and made Ursula feel safe.When Ursula gathered the courage to leave, she took herself and her children to Aria Hospital to spend the night. She had nowhere else to go. Earl connected her with Akea, one of LSH’s Medical Advocates stationed in hospitals across Philadelphia. Hear Earl and Ursula tell their story.
Meet Ursula. A mother of eight, Ursula is a survivor of domestic violence and childhood abuse.Ursula's ex-husband abused her physically, emotionally, and sexually. She had to escape. LSH provided Ursula and her children with food, housing, and other immediate needs. She worked through her trauma with one of our medical advocates. Hear Ursula tell her story, and donate today so that LSH can continue to serve women like Ursula.
Answering the Call to Service: The Mark Hudson StoryLutheran Settlement House, in partnership with Mark Hudson’s family, friends and colleagues, Lunchbox Communications and the Sheller Family Foundation, is pleased to present Answering the Call to Service: The Mark Hudson Story. This documentary aims to tell Mark’s story to help shine a light on the important, and frequently overlooked, issue of men experiencing domestic violence. Watch now.
We are thrilled to announce that Christine Stutman has joined the LSH family as our new Executive Director.Christine Stutman is a high performing non-profit executive with 17 years of experience working with and advocating for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised people. Christine began her career at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, where she held several roles ultimately becoming Vice President of Behavioral Health services. In 2006, Christine became the Deputy Director of Women Against Abuse. Her most recent experience was as the Associate Executive Director for Philadelphia’s Adult Behavioral Health services at NHS Human Services. Christine is excited to take this next step in her career as Executive Director of Lutheran Settlement House. The mission of helping people and agencies realize their potential has been a guiding principle throughout Christine’s career. Read more about Christine here.