About Us

About Us

Through Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries and Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries, we offer a continuum of senior lifestyle and health-care services, including Contiuning Care Retirement Communities, and a range of services for children, youths, families, and communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Annually, Diakon’s programs directly serve nearly 70,000 people, while products distributed through Baltimore-based Diakon Kathryn’s Kloset are estimated to touch the lives of an additional 400,000 people regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Its name meaning “one assigned by the church to minister to the needs of others,” Diakon was formed by the Jan. 1, 2000, affiliation—and later merger—of Tressler Lutheran Services of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Lutheran Services Northeast—itself an affiliation between The Lutheran Home at Topton, Pa., and LWS of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hazleton. With its deepest roots originating in 1868, Diakon’s history includes the legacy of service of such additional organizations as Lutheran Social Services of Maryland, Baltimore.

Working in more than 30 service centers and senior living and housing communities, nearly 2,000 Diakon staff members daily bring hope, hospitality, and healing to thousands of people, reaching out, as part of Lutheran Services in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, to serve those in need.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries—Many Hands, guided by One Heart, transforming the lives of children, families, and older adults.

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Diakon does not discriminate in admissions, the provision of services, or referrals of clients on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classes protected by law.