You’d think language barriers would be the one of the biggest challenges for a refugee resettlement case manager. They work closely with people from all over the world, people who speak many different languages and English often isn’t one of them. But as far as Marla Sell is concerned, kindness is a universal language that has allowed her to communicate with those in need for 14 years.
We’ve all heard the expressions, “You are what you eat” and “Variety is the spice of Life.” At Paul’s Run, both sentiments are reflected in the range of foods and dining options available to residents every day. March is National Nutrition Month. We turned to Dan Connell, the General Manager of dining services at Paul’s Run and Chief Dietitian, Lauren Shubert RD, LDN to explain some of the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into the Paul’s Run healthy and delicious dining experience.
What are one of the tools needed for a child to succeed in school? It takes caring people – teachers, parents, volunteers – who motivate and inspire them to use their imagination.
The BOOST program (Best Out-of-School Time) provides a safe, structured after-school place where students expand their knowledge and their world. For more than 20 years, and with your support, Liberty’s Lutheran Children and Family Service has offered this essential educational program to young people living in the City of Philadelphia. Continue reading →
Spring is here in Pennsylvania, paving the way for snow melt, spring thunderstorms and other causes of dangerous flooding. This week, March 16-22, 2014, is National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Liberty’s Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA, along with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA,) are taking this opportunity to highlight the importance of preparing for a flood before it strikes. Continue reading →
The National Association of Social Workers has established the month of March to honor social workers across the country. The 2014 theme, “All people matter,” seeks to help raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone.
Here at Liberty Lutheran, there are many ways social workers offer vital services to our residents, family members and clients. It is through their work that we see how these values are essential to improving relationships within families, contributing to the effectiveness of social systems and building stronger communities. Continue reading →
It seems winter may be finally losing its grip on the Philadelphia area. As we get closer to spring and the snow continues to melt, it is becoming evident that additional winter storm clean-up is needed. That’s where Liberty’s Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA (LDR-EPA) steps in. Continue reading →