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Image of a man holding a microphone in his left hand while hold up his right hand in a peace sign. "Engaging men to prevent Domestic Violence, Men Can Rally. Save the date: October 10th, 2018. 11 am to 1 pm in the Board Game Art Park, 1401 JFK Boulevard"

Save the Date: Men Can Rally 2018!

Men Can is about bringing more men into the movement to end Domestic Violence. The Men Can rally is a place to celebrate all of the work to prevent Domestic Violence that has happened in Philly in the past year, and to especially recognize the efforts of one man who has played a powerful role in making our homes, neighborhoods, and communities safer. This year we will honor Paul Bukovec, the founder of Menergy. Come to the rally for the free food, entertainment, inspiring stories and speeches, and to learn how to get plugged into helping to prevent Domestic Violence and challenge toxic masculinity.
   

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Adult Education Classes in Community Schools

The Office of Adult Education, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Education, is partnering with community agencies – including Lutheran Settlement House – to provide adult education classes in each of the 12 community schools of the School District of Philadelphia. Classes include Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language. As part of this partnership, LSH will be offering classes at William Cramp Elementary School and Kensington Health Sciences Academy.  
     

Image of LSH staff member, Toby Fraser, being interviewed on Fox29 news. Text reads "Free, confidential help available 24/7. Call 866-723-3014.

Recent Domestic Violence Deaths in Philadelphia

Toby, our Manager of Community Education, was on Fox29 talking about the recent domestic violence deaths in the city. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our 24 hour hotline at 866-723-3014. We offer counseling, emergency support, and more. If you aren't sure how to process or respond to this violence, consider joining us here for a 40 hour training, or joining Toby and his team in a conversation about the impact of toxic masculinity. No one deserves to be abused, so let's help make sure we prevent this from happening again and again.
             

 

Protecting Immigrant Survivors in Philadelphia

This month our Medical Advocacy SupervisorJessica Dubois, participated in Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office's press conference where DALarry Krasner, declared that Philadelphia is a city that protects immigrant survivors of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence. The press conference addressed the new national policy to deny applications of people seeking asylum based on Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence. DA Larry Krasner invited domestic violence and immigration agencies to come together and assure immigrant survivors of intimate partner and domestic violence that there are many safe organizations, like LSH, to go to for support.  
         
Our doors are open to anyone seeking services regardless of immigration status.

Pictured: Zachary Davidson, Housing Stabilization Specialist & Jessica Collazo MSW, Case Management & Adult Programming Supervisor

New Homeless Prevention and Diversion Program

LSH's new Homeless Prevention and Diversion program is designed to assist people experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness to quickly regain stability in permanent housing. Zachary Davidson, the Housing Stabilization Specialist, provides case management services to tenants, including, employment and financial counseling, logistical support when moving, and supporting and crafting long-term household goals for stability and financial prosperity.
                                                                                                                    Learn more about LSH's homeless services:

 

Staff member Meg Finley stands in front of a Lutheran Settlement House branded table with sign-up forms for those interested in joining LSH's Young Advisory Committee

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, ezaveloff@lshphilly.org, with inquiries about LSH's YPAC

 

LSH Adult Learner, Pamela Russell, Graduates!

This June we watched our LSH adult learners cross the stage in the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma Graduation Ceremony. We were so happy to celebrate their accomplishments! LSH Adult Learner, Pamela Russell, participated in this year's citywide graduation and her educational journey was a recent feature in a Star News article.
LSH's Adult Education and Career Development's hard work was recently featured in an Al Dia article. To quote Farrah Parkes, Director of our Adult Education and Career Development Department, “We forget that the adults that are here today are the kids that were failed by the system.”
     

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. For interest or questions about Men Can, please contact Toby Fraser at tfraser@lshphilly.org.

 


 

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.  

 

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