News

The most recent news articles have been listed below. Click on the hyperlink in the "Headline" column to view the article.

Diakon rededicates Old Main, The Lutheran Home at Topton, opens foster care-focused permanency center

Magic had already occurred. That is how Shari VanderGast, Diakon’s senior vice president for administration and child and family services operations, described what had happened in the new Helen N. Pa...
March 15, 2018

First major external event of Diakon’s 150th anniversary celebration includes dedication of permanency center

Celebrating its 150th year, Diakon will hold its first major anniversary event when the organization dedicates a multi-million-dollar project that refurbished its iconic Old Main building at The Lutheran Home ...
March 08, 2018

Foundation grant supports two programs’ vocational training for at-risk youths

Diakon Youth Services has received a $20,000 grant from the Kenneth Bankert Foundation of Camp Hill to support service to 30 at-risk youths in Diakon’s Center Point and Turning Point programs through May...
August 07, 2017

Fitch affirms BBB+ rating for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries bonds; outlook stable

Fitch Ratings of New York has affirmed its BBB+ rating of bonds issued on behalf of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, with a financial outlook of “stable.” “We are very pleased with the c...
May 22, 2017

Diakon Flight Program gains Partnership for Better Health foundation grant

Diakon Youth Services’ Flight Program has received a two-year $45,000 grant from The Partnership for Better Health to provide community-based mentoring and supportive services to at-risk older youths. ...
May 22, 2017

Twining Village opens, dedicates memory care neighborhood in its personal care community

Twining Village has opened it new memory care neighborhood. Located in the Holland, Pennsylvania, senior living community’s personal care building, the memory care unit provides secure, memory-focused...
April 27, 2017

Diakon among organizations receiving Lutheran Charities funding

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries and Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries were among Lutheran Social Ministry Organizations receiving funding from Lutheran Charities, a Southeastern Pennsylvania fu...
April 24, 2017

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries wins regional award for operations

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries today received the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2017 Nonprofit Innovation Award in the category of management operations. The award recognizes the or...
March 09, 2017

York Community Foundation helps to fund program providing at-risk youths with job skills

Diakon Youth Services has received a $9,000 grant from the Fund for York County and the White Rose Foundation Fund of the York County Community Foundation to provide 20 at-risk youths with training in employme...
February 07, 2017

Grant to reduce contacts between youths of minority backgrounds and juvenile-justice system

Diakon Youth Services has received a $15,720 grant from CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health of Lancaster to reduce the number of youths from minority backgrounds who have interactions with the juvenile just...
January 11, 2017

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