Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
"to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services"
Founded in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, nonsectarian, community-based organization, committed to providing comprehensive services to vulnerable children, adults, and families living in inner city Philadelphia. LSH integrates social, educational and advocacy services through the provision of the following programs: Bilingual Domestic Violence Program (BDVP) , Community Education & Employment Department (CEED), Homeless and Residential Services, and LSH Senior Center and Services. www.lutheransettlement.org
The director of education is devoted to providing services to a wide range of people - from seniors to women in shelters & support groups. I know they are in transition as they renovate parts of the main building and develop more supports for tutors themselves. I recommend volunteering in a program that needs and appreciates the help.