LUTHERAN SETTLEMENT HOUSE UPDATES
Lutheran Settlement House wants to thank everyone who came out to the 2015 Men Can Rally on October 1st, 2015. The event 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 event. To watch video clips of Fox29 News and 6ABC click the images to the left. For more media coverage of the 2015 Men Can Rally, click here
LSH in partnership with PCADV is committing to the Father's Day Pledge to end gender violence. Check out Mike Jerrick taking the pledge at Fox 29 News. Please join our effort and sign the pledge here
Check out Kelly Davis, LSH Executive Director, on Comcast Newsmakers!
Jane Addams is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for the work done to improve meals for our mothers and children at the homeless shelter. Click on the image on the left to read the entire article!
Run or Walk for a Cause!
LSH has been chosen by the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church to receive proceeds from their annual Fit for Eternity Run/Walk. Join our team by clicking on the image on the left for more information!
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 vulnerable individuals across Philadelphia, working with them towards self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Mary Thoma Wins LSH Luthy Award!
Congratulations to Mary Thoma on winning the LSH Luthy Award! Mary has been with the agency for over 20 years, dedicating her years of service to the LSH Senior Center. She consistently goes above and beyond for staff and clients. Thank you for all of the work you do, Mary!
LSH celebrated the resilience of four of our female clients at our annual Women of Courage Awards Ceremony. Listen to the story of our Perseverance Awardee, Taymee, who has overcome many obstacles in the fight for continuing her education.
NBC Today's Tamron Hall Honored as LSH Woman of Courage!
Lutheran Settlement House honored Tamron Hall at their annual Women of Courage Awards Breakfast. The event took place on Friday, April 24 at the Double Tree by Hilton.
Tamron Hall is a dynamic co-anchor of the Today Show, a Temple Alum and a courageous advocate against domestic violence. The issue of domestic violence is close to Tamron’s heart. Tragically, Tamron’s sister was killed at the hands of her agressor as an act of domestic violence. This summer Tamron invited LSH clients to New York City to be featured as survivors on her segment of the ‘Shine a Light’ series. We are thrilled to honor Tamron for her continued effort to support courage and draw much needed attention to the topic of domestic violence.
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.
John Daniels Wins LSH Luthy Award
LSH Maintenance Coordinator John Daniels is a jack of all trades. Whenever there is a problem at our shelter or our main site, John is there in a flash to help make sure our clients can receive the services they came here for. Fittingly, when LSH Staff chose the quarterly winner of the LSH Luthy Award, John received the most votes. Congratulations John!
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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