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LSH in partnership with PCADV is committing to the Father's Day Pledge to end gender violence.  Please watch the clip with 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!

 

 

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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!

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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!
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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.

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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 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 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.  To learn more please visit Women of Courage Breakfast. Thanks to our confirmed sponsors! FSCP_color WebPortalNewAramarkLogo-113pxl x 35pxl-01croppedNBC10_COI_CMYK GH_LOGO-MAX-quality SugarHouse Casino Phila PA black and red Aria-CMYK-C-Tag-&-TMs Goldmark LogoPrintSchnader-logo NP_BIIT_clrcropped Beneficial bank LogoFirm LogoCHOP HLH stacked cent 287 MRA-Realty_stuardi5545_110 PCA Logo - Blue2FIX_Thrvnt_H_4C.eps Partners_Consulting_Logo_FinalPrintJEVS-2color-wtag [Converted] Double Tree LogokencrestHPP-Logo_CMYK    

 

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.

Kim Rickus Wins LSH Luthy Award Congratulations to Kim Rickus on winning our quarterly Luthy Award! Kim has been a Bilingual Domestic Violence Program staff member for almost 15 years. She is our Domestic Violence Hotline Counselor and provides counseling to domestic violence survivors at Riverside Correctional Facility. She has been known for her selfless dedication over her time here. Kim received an overwhelming number of votes from fellow LSH staff members. We are so grateful to have her as part of our team!

 

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.”

 

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!

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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!

 

Abi Luthy Award
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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