News

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

A Diakon APPRISE coordinator receives state award

Alicia Bonadonna, Diakon's Pike County APPRISE coordinator, was the recent recipient of the 2018 APPRISE Secretary Award.   The award is presented to a local coordinator—Pennsylvania ...
May 24, 2018

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.” “As during the past few years, ...
May 14, 2018

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

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