Outdoor Summer Yoga Series with Roots2Rise

Join us for our Outdoor Summer Yoga Series at our Fishtown office every Monday from July 16th through August 26th! We will host yoga practitioners of all levels on our beautiful deck. A $10 donation is requested to benefit LSH's Senior Center programming and Roots2Rise. Learn more here.

“We forget that the adults that are here today are the kids that were failed by the system,”

Farrah Parkes, Director of our Adult Education & Career Development Department.

We're thrilled to have our work featured in a recent Al Dia article. As a part of the community schools initiative, we are one of the providers of Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning courses to Philadelphia residents. Learn more about how Lutheran Settlement House has been involved with the community schools classes.

Thank you to our sponsors! Women of Courage 2018 takes place on Friday, May 18th, 8:30 am - 10:00 am at the DoubleTree

Women of Courage is Lutheran Settlement House’s annual fundraiser that celebrates the courageous spirit of remarkable women who have overcome obstacles and continue to advocate for the Philadelphia area community. Learn more about purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.
This year we will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Lutheran Settlement House's homeless shelter, Jane Addams Place. Lutheran Settlement House will honor Nikki Johnson-Huston, CEO and Founder of the Donafy App, and Liz Hersh, Director of the City of Philadelphia's Office of Homelessness Services. For questions about sponsorship or purchasing your ticket, please contact Erica Zaveloff at

LSH Men Can's Role in the #MeToo Movement

Lutheran Settlement House's Men Can program was recently featured in an ABC News article. Community Education Manager, Toby Fraser, and Lead Trainer & Community Educator, Richie Schulz, spoke to ABC News about their work to hold men accountable and dismantling toxic masculinity.
The Men Can program began 6 years ago and continues to organize community conversations on topics like racism, domestic violence, and toxic masculinity. ABC News covers Men Can's work with the community to transform the roots causes and dynamics that lead to sexual violence. Read the article here. For interest or questions about Men Can, please contact Toby Fraser at

Our third annual Women's Empowerment Panel was a great success!

Hosted at FS Investments in The Navy Yard, this year's Women Empowerment Panel featured talented and inspirational female identified professionals in Philadelphia. The panel was moderated by Councilwoman Helen Gym, and featured the 2018 Women of Courage honorees Liz Hersh and Nikki Johnson-Huston, and local community leaders Markita Morris-Louis, Ceciley Bradford-Jones, and Nathalie Richan.

Build Your Skills with LSH

Lutheran Settlement House offers trainings for professionals and community education workshops. Pictured here is LSH's 40-hour training for domestic violence advocates, an interactive and informative training offered by our Bilingual Domestic Violence Staff.
LSH provides trainings for professionals child welfare, health care, correctional, education, legal, and behavioral health, and social service fields. Trainings are designed to build the skills necessary to work with clients who may be experiencing violence in their relationships – from recognizing the signs, to providing a supportive environment to disclose, to understanding the resources available in Philadelphia.
In partnership with community organizations, faith groups, neighborhood associations, volunteer organizations, and civic clubs, Lutheran Settlement House also offers community workshops in order to raise awareness, build skills, and understand the dynamics that lead to violence. To request a professional training or community education, complete our inquiry form.

Connecting Education Levels To Poverty

Lutheran Settlement House's Executive Director, Christine Stutman, spoke to Comcast Newsmaker's Jill Horner about the connection between education level and poverty. Christine shared the important work being done in LSH's Adult Education & Career Development program. Watch the video here.  

LSH Offering ESOL Classes

We're excited to announce that our Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning program will offer English as a secondary language classes starting January 2018! Those who are interested must attend an information session. For more information, please visit LSH's Adult Education & Career Development website:  

LSH Launches the Young Professional Advisory Council!

This Spring LSH launched its first Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC)! LSH hosted the YPAC kick-off event at La Colombe's Fishtown location. The Young Professional Advisory Council looks for talented and motivated individuals who are committed to supporting LSH's work.
Are you interested in contributing to the Philadelphia community by investing in your future and the future of LSH? Contact Erica Zaveloff,, with inquiries about LSH's YPAC

LSH and Partner Sites Provide 250 Turkeys for Clients in Need

Over two days beginning Monday, November 20th, State Senator Larry Farnese and Council Members Darrell L. Clarke and William T. Greenlee worked with LSH staff and volunteers from Aria Health Network and WalMart to hand out turkeys and Thanksgiving fixings to clients in need. The 11th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive provided over 250 Turkeys to the many clients Lutheran Settlement House serves.  

LSH's Executive Director Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Lutheran Settlement House's Executive Director, Christine Stutman, spoke to Comcast Newsmaker's Jill Horner. Christine discussed the work with homelessness and housing LSH has done since 1902.

The Men Can 2017 Rally

The Men Can Rally to Prevent Domestic Violence occurred on October 11th in Board Game Art Park. Speakers, included City Council Members David Oh and Bill Greelee, Tony Lapp of Menergy, Interim DA Kelley Hodge, and Anthony, the CEO of Roar for Good. All speakers showed their support for the Men Can campaign and spoke out against intimate partner and domestic violence.   Those who attended enjoyed performances by local band Grandchildren and heard the great set list from DJ Greg of Johnny's Brendas. Many Philadelphia non-profits and organizations tabled to provide resources to those in attendance. We're excited to keep up the momentum and start our planning for next year's rally!

Philadelphia's City Council Designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thursday, October 5th was Paint Philly Purple Day - a day the Philadelphia City Council honored the work of LSH and Philadelphia non-profits who have domestic violence programs. Paint Philly Purple Day featured Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilman Bill Greenlee proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Staff of LSH, Women Against Abuse, Congreso, and Women in Transition attended the proclamation and sported purple for the event.


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