Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries operates several senior living communities and provides a range of services for children, youths, families and senior citizens in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Founded in 2000, the organization is a part of Lutheran Services in America and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries maintains more than 45 service centers and employs over 2,000 staff members. It is affiliated with Tressler Lutheran Services of Mechanicsburg and Lutheran Services Northeast. The organization s family and community ministries provides employee assistance, child and youth crisis intervention, and maternity, home, and adoption and foster care services. Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries also coordinates the Girls on the Run program, which offers support services to female students in grades three through eight.