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NBC Today's Tamron Hall to be Honored as LSH Woman of Courage! Lutheran Settlement House is excited to announce  the 10th annual Women of Courage Awards Breakfast honoring the Today Show’s co-anchor, Tamron Hall.  The event will take place on Friday, April 24 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at a new location, 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 two of our survivors to New York City to be featured as survivors on her segment of the ‘Shine a Light’ series.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Tamron for her continued effort to support courage and draw much needed attention to the topic of domestic violence.

LSH After School Teens Make HIV PSA Check out our T.E.E.N. Program @ LSH and their PSA on the dangers of HIV and the importance of Healthy Relationships. T.E.E.N stands for Teens Encouraging Education Now. They're not just an after school program. They're “A Community Youth Movement.”

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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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Meet Luthy Award Winner #2: Abdollah Zakaria: Abdollah Zakaria--known as Mr. Abi around the office--won LSH's second outstanding employee award during our recent Staff Appreciation week. Evidencing everyone's love for him, Mr. Abi received a standing ovation and some tears of joy when his name was announced. Mr. Abi is the force beyond all the smooth operating at LSH, omnipresent with his tech wisdom, calm support and willingness to help at all hours of the day, often staying late or coming in on weekends just because he wants to help. LSH would certainly not run without Mr. Abi; we cannot thank him enough!

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Kelly Davis speaks with Loraine Ballard Morill on Power 99 about our 9th annual Women of Courage Awards and Breakfast Ceremony, and about LSH's work as a whole. Listen here.

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Celebrate seven phenomenal women at LSH's 9th Annual Women of Courage Breakfast! Visit here or email bwright@lutheransettlement.org to learn more. Buy tickets here!

Sponsors include:

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Your Tweets and Used Phones Support the LSH Bilingual Domestic Violence Program! LSH is partnering with The Philadelphia Eagles and urging you to send messages of hope and inspiration for those affected by domestic violence, using the hashtag #EaglesVZWHope. For every hashtag tweeted, Verizon Wireless will donate $1 to the Pass Along Hope campaign, which provides funding to the LSH program to end domestic violence. The campaign is part of the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program that connects victims and survivors of domestic violence to the vital resources they need. You can also donate your no-longer-used cell phones and accessories, which Verizon refurbishes and gives to domestic violence organizations like LSH, helping victims of abuse to feel safer and less isolated. We are proud to partner with the Philadelphia Eagles to pass along hope, and hope you will, too!

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Announcing the Luthy Awards! Meet the first winner of LSH's Luthy Awards, in which we recognize a staff member who has made a remarkable impact on a client, or multiple clients. Ms. Hertha Harris has been an employee of Lutheran Settlement House since 2012. Over these 2 years she has shown incredible commitment to her role as cook in the kitchen of Jane Addams Place shelter. During a heavy storm this winter she was dedicated enough to march through the snow to get to work so our Jane Addams residents could still get a hot meal. For her dedication to our Jane Addams Place families, she became the first staff member to receive a Luthy Award. Thank you for all your work, Ms. H!!

Comcast Newsmakers interview Lutheran Settlement House's Executive Director Kelly Davis! They discuss LSH's ongoing work and our annual fundraising event Women of Courage in which we celebrate the courageous spirit of remarkable women who have overcome obstacles and continue to advocate for the neediest in our community.

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LSH was thankful to have some All Star Santas deliver presents to the kids at our Jane Addams Place shelter. The toy drive was organized by Nicole Warnecke of the Flyers Wives. Nicole collected about seventy presents donated by the wives and girlfriends of Flyers players. The children of Jane Addams Place were surprised and delighted to receive this special delivery of gifts from Nicole and fan favorites, Zac Rinaldo and Jakub Voracek, of the Philadelphia Flyers. The generosity of the Flyers and their loved ones brought a very Merry Christmas to our LSH family!

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Lutheran Settlement House is Getting a Mural Arts Makeover! Beginning in December the Mural Arts Program is going to be updating the Mural surrounding the main entrance to Lutheran Settlement House.

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LSH has been awarded an IMPACT Award by Glaxo Smith Kline! A panel of local and national panelists selected LSH to receive the $40,000 prize after reviewing LSH's programs for IMPACT (Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community Focus, and Targeting Need).

LSH has been named an Exemplary Organization by the Barra Foundation for 2013 and will receive two years of grant-funding through its Community Fund. Thank you to The Barra Foundation!

LSH is proud to announce the debut of our new After School Program, Teens 4 Good Academy, working with high school students!  Monday thru Friday from 3-6 pm teens receive homework help and tutoring, play sports, visit with the seniors in our senior center and work on individual, community-based entrepreneurial projects.  Interested to learn more? Contact Samiha Rahman at srahman@lutheransettlement.org.