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

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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.