Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. Over the past century, the programs and services offered by LSH have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. However, the core mission of Lutheran Settlement House — “to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” — has remained constant.
Coming to Lutheran Settlement House was the beginning of me taking my power back.
I see Lutheran Settlement House as a friend. They’ve taken me into their arms, and I love it. I really do.
Lutheran Settlement House became an absolute lifeline for me.
LSH has kept me well fed and well informed.
The environment at Jane Addams Place allowed me to focus on my goals. I graduated college because I had support there and people believed in me.
Helping people. That’s what I really want to do. Because it’s the people I didn’t know that helped me.
My time at LSH helped me realize my worth and that no one has the right to take away your hope.
They’re wonderful to the community. I’m proud to be a member, and would encourage any senior to join.
I just felt like they really truly cared about me, my story, and the things I went through. The love that they have and that they show, it extends to hope.