Lutheran Settlement House

We are Lutheran Settlement House

Lutheran Settlement House, a Social Ministry Organization founded in 1902 as part of the Lutheran Social Mission Society, has remained in Philadelphia’s Lower Kensington neighborhood since the turn of the last century. We serve over 18,000 children, adults and families each year through integrated social, educational and advocacy services.  LSH’s focus has been to serve vulnerable children, adults and families living in the inner city regardless of race or creed.

Services provided:

  • A Bilingual Domestic Violence Program and Emergency Hotline
  • Jane Addams Place (domestic violence shelter providing housing, care and services for up to 29 mothers and 70 children at a time)
  • Adult Education and Career Development
  • Homeless Services
  • Senior Services
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Caregiver Support
  • Health and Nutrition Services

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

Lutheran Charities Manager of Donor Relations and Ministry Partnerships, Barbara Stechert (2nd from left) presents a check to social ministry organization member, Lutheran Settlement House leadership (L-R), Assistant Director of the Bilingual Domestic Violence Program, Marcella Nyachogo, Executive Director, Christine Stutman and Director of Education, Technology & Job Readiness, Farrah Parkes.