News

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

Chesapeake grant to allow at-risk students to create water-quality program

Diakon Youth Services has received a $4,990 grant pledge from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to support water-quality initiatives at the Diakon Wilderness Center in support of the bay. “This is the first re...
December 02, 2016

Local grant to create program for at-risk youths in Adams County

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has received a $5,000 grant from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust to create a supportive program in Adams County for youths at risk of being removed from their...
December 02, 2016

Berks foundation grant to provide training in childhood trauma

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has received a $5,000 grant from the Bartlett Foundation to conduct training in 2017 for direct-care adoption and foster care workers and families on childhood trauma. &ldq...
December 02, 2016

Foundation grant helps to give at-risk youths ‘second chance’

Diakon Youth Services’ Second Chance Fund has received a $20,000 grant from the Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation. The grant represents the eighth consecutive year Diakon Youth Services has bene...
November 30, 2016

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care holds unique fashion-show matching event

Seventeen youths and 16 prospective adoptive families participated in the fifth annual fashion show-style “matching event” held by the Northeastern Pennsylvania office of Diakon Adoption &...
November 07, 2016

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

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