Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

We are Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

Diakon is a Lutheran Social Ministry Organization operating a dozen senior living and housing communities and a range of services for children, youths, families and senior adults in Pennsylvania and Maryland, serving 63,000 people annually. Diakon means “one assigned by the church to minister to the needs of others.”

  • Diakon was formed in 2000 by the affiliation of Tressler Lutheran Services of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Lutheran Services Northeast.
  • Deepest roots trace to 1868
  • Diakon staff numbers 2,300

Diakon Specialties

  • Senior living communities
  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Youth Services
  • Home and Community-Based Senior Services

Senior Living Communities

  • Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg, PA
  • Cumberland Crossings, Carlisle, PA
  • Diakon Senior Living – Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD
  • Frey Village, Middletown, PA
  • Luther Crest, Allentown, PA
  • The Lutheran Home at Topton, Topton, PA
  • Manatawny Manor, Pottstown, PA
  • Ohesson, Lewistown, PA
  • Twining Village, Holland, Bucks County, PA

To learn more, please visit our website by clicking on our logo.

 

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Lutheran Charities Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Reverend Dr. Jennifer Ollikainen presents a check to social ministry organization member, Diakon leadership (L to R) VP for Church Relations, Reverend Mark Wimmer and President / CEO Mark Pile.

Click above to view Lutheran Charities’ new video entitled History, Helping & Heart.

Upcoming Events

Sep
16
Sat
8:00 am Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challen... @ Diakon Wilderness Center
Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challen... @ Diakon Wilderness Center
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge 5K Trail Run/Walk @ Diakon Wilderness Center | Boiling Springs | Pennsylvania | United States
Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in all age groups (male and female) and overall top three male and female. SPACE IS LIMITED SO DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER! AMENITIES: All pre-registered participants receive a tech[...]
Sep
28
Thu
6:00 pm Dining With Diakon Helping Child... @ ArtsQuest at SteelStacks
Dining With Diakon Helping Child... @ ArtsQuest at SteelStacks
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dining With Diakon Helping Children Find Forever Homes @ ArtsQuest at SteelStacks | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States
http://www.diakon.org/dining-with-diakon-adoption/
Oct
14
Sat
7:30 am Community Day & 24th Bike Steepl... @ Green Lane Park @ Morrow Pavilion
Community Day & 24th Bike Steepl... @ Green Lane Park @ Morrow Pavilion
Oct 14 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Community Day & 24th Bike Steeplechase @ Green Lane Park @ Morrow Pavilion | Green Lane | Pennsylvania | United States
WHO: Lutheran Charities…WE ARE: Daikon . KenCrest . Liberty Lutheran Family of Services. Lutheran Settlement House . Silver Springs – Martin Luther School    WHAT: Community Day & 24th Bike Steeplechase Community Day – $10[...]
Oct
16
Mon
all-day KenCrest Masters @ Blue Bell Country Club
KenCrest Masters @ Blue Bell Country Club
Oct 16 all-day
KenCrest  Masters @ Blue Bell Country Club | Blue Bell | Pennsylvania | United States
    KenCrest Masters Golfing, Painting, or Cupcake MakingMonday – October 16th, 2017Blue Bell Country ClubBlue Bell, PA Join us for lunch – then choose your favorite activity – wrap up your day with cocktails, dinner and live/silent auction fun![...]

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