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Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village breaks ground for expansion of independent living homes

Four of the first new residents in an expansion of independent living homes at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village turned over ground today to mark the symbolic start of construction. Accompanied by Mary Usher ...
October 17, 2016

Groundbreaking honoring beginnings of Old Main launches renovation project

Nearly 120 years after the first superintendent of the Topton Orphans Home began construction of the home’s iconic Old Main building by digging out, “in the shape of a cross … several w...
September 24, 2016

Keystone Savings Foundation grant supports adoptive, foster families

Families involved in adoption and foster care will receive additional support as they bring permanence to the lives of children and youths, thanks to a grant from the Keystone Savings Foundation. The Bethle...
August 18, 2016

Diakon gains state grant to support construction-vocation training for at-risk youths

Inside the walls of the Spanish-American Civic Association’s Tec Centro in Lancaster, students measured, cut and hammered their way to a potential future. The area youths, all enrolled in Diakon Youth...
August 18, 2016

Diakon Youth Services receives state grant to support vocational training

Vocational training provided to at-risk youths served by the Diakon Wilderness Center just received a boost from a state grant designated for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the center’s culin...
August 18, 2016

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care to be honored by Congressional coalition

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has selected Diakon Adoption & Foster Care as his 2016 Angels in Adoption® award recipient for the program’s “outstanding service” to child...
August 10, 2016

Diakon Wilderness Center weekend program receives $10,000 grant

The Weekend Alternative Program, a Diakon Wilderness Center-based service, has received a $10,000 grant from the Alexander Stewart, M.D., Foundation.  The grant, in effect from July through June of 201...
July 12, 2016

Diakon completes successful bond sale; critical for capital projects, charitable care

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries recently successfully completed its planned bond sale, creating a more conservative debt profile by issuing fixed-rate debt, retiring some of its previously outstanding variab...
July 08, 2016

Major construction project slated for Old Main on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus

The iconic Old Main building on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus is slated for a major construction project. Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, owner/operator of The Lutheran Home at Topton senior living ...
July 07, 2016

PNC Bank Foundation grant supports foster, adopted children in facing emotional challenges

Children and youths in the foster care and adoption system will receive special support to help them address traumatic events in their lives, thanks to a $5,000 grant Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has rece...
July 06, 2016

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