Senator Farnese Profiles LSH: 1st District Difference Makers!

Check out the video that the hardworking individuals over at Senator Larry Farnese's office created featuring Executive Director Kelly Davis!




Lutheran Settlement House featured on the Today Show!

On the Today Show, Tamron Hall (2015 Women of Courage honoree) celebrated Karen Hudson (2016 Women of Courage Honoree) and her work with CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative as part of their "Pay it Forward" series. The piece also unveiled a new mural in the LSH entryway that will serve as a permanent fixture to remember and honor Karen's son, Mark Hudson, who was lost to domestic violence.



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LSH 2016 Women of Courage Honorees Announced!

We are thrilled to announce that Wendy Hamilton, General Manager of Sugarhouse, and Karen Hudson, leader of CHOP’s Homeless Health Initiative, will be honorees at our 2016 Women of Courage Award Ceremony and lunch. Both Women are brave visionaries that exemplify strength and courage in their fields. Click here for more information. 





Medical Advocacy Program Featured on NPR/WHYY's The Pulse!

We couldn't be prouder of our Medical Advocacy team, who work inside hospitals to ensure patients who are being abused are properly identified and supported, for being profiled in this piece about Intimate Partner Violence in hospitals. Thank you to Maiken Scott for illuminating a complicated issue we care so deeply about.




LSH receives Barra Award for second cycle in a row! 

Lutheran Settlement House could not be more grateful to receive the Barra Award. The award comes with a grant for $50,000 and rewards exemplary nonprofit organizations that demonstrate leadership, performance, and adaptability. LSH is one of 40 Philadelphia organizations to receive the award for the 2016-2017 cycle.





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LSH celebrates Thanksgiving with over 200 donated Turkeys! 

Lutheran Settlement House, with the help of elected officials Senator Larry Farnese, Council President Darrell Clarke, and Councilman William Greenlee, distributed dozens of Turkeys to the community members we serve in need, generously donated by Walmart, and fresh veggies donated by Greengrow Farms. Happy holidays!





$1.5 Million Renovation Project Culminates in 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.




LSH wants to thank everyone who came out to the 2015 Men Can Rally on October 1st, 2015! 

The 2015 Men Can Rally was a powerful event that gathered over 250 people and empowered them to prevent family violence! 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.

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Fox29 News, Metro, CBS, 6ABC, KYW, The Star, 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.

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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!

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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.