LSH Executive Director Kelly Davis on Comcast NewsmakersClick here to view the segment about Women of Courage.
LSH is Hiring Teens to Participate in Summer STAR Leadership Academy
Summer STAR is a service learning program that teaches teens ages 14-18 about healthy relationships and develops leadership skills to prevent teen dating violence in our communities. All participants earn $7.25 per hour. This program is made possible through a partnership with Philadelphia Youth Network and WorkReady Philadelphia. Click here to learn more.
Senator Farnese Profiles LSH: 1st District Difference MakersCheck 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.
LSH Champions Goes LiveThrough a simple monthly contribution you guarantee that community members continue receiving the supports they need to lead safe, healthy lives. Members receive monthly programmatic updates, swag, and directed communications so that they can build meaningful connections and know what their support means to the community members LSH serves. Join today!
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 PulseWe 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 RowLutheran 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.
LSH Celebrates Thanksgiving with over 200 Donated TurkeysLutheran 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 CeremonyThe $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.
Thank You to Everyone Who Attended the 2015 Men Can Rally on October 1st, 2015The 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.
Fox29 News, Metro, CBS, 6ABC, KYW, The Star, and More Provided Great Press Coverage of the Men Can RallyFor more on media coverage of the 2015 Men Can Rally, click here.
LSH in Partnership with PCADV Put Forth a Father's Day Pledge to End Gender ViolenceCheck out Mike Jerrick taking the pledge at Fox 29 News. View the pledge here.
Check out Kelly Davis, LSH Executive Director, on Comcast Newsmakers!
Jane Addams Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer for Improving Meals for Mothers and Children at the LSH Homeless ShelterClick on the image on the left to read the entire article and get some great healthy recipes!
LSH Chosen by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church to Receive Proceeds from Annual Fit for Eternity Run/WalkThe event raised over $7,000 and we could not be more grateful for their advocacy and generosity.
LSH 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 individuals in need of services and support across Philadelphia, working with them towards self-sufficiency and empowerment.
NBC Tamron Hall Honored as LSH 2015 Woman of Courage!
Kelly Davis Writes Op-Ed in Philadelphia on Teen Dating ViolencePlease 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.
Today Show Features Survivors From LSH For Shine A Light CampaignThis 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!
Sponsors include:- Temple University of Social Work - Goldmark Associates - JEVS Human Services - Liberty Lutheran Services - Ceisler Media and Issue Advocacy - Homeless Health Initiative, CHOP - Liberties Duck LP