About

About

Since 1985, when it was known as Center City Ministries, Victory House of the Lehigh Valley has been providing shelter and transitional services to homeless men, many who have been homeless veterans. Today, after 30+ years of service, nearly 4,000 men have benefitted from the transitional programs at Victory House, enabling them to regain the unity of family life in the community.

Our Mission: Victory House is a not-for-profit organization committed to addressing the challenges faced by men and veterans in their transition from homelessness. They are provided shelter services and supportive resources to move toward independence in the community. Our work is an expression of our personal faith, hope, and compassion.

Our Vision: Victory House continues to be the leader in providing shelter and support for transitional males in the Lehigh Valley. Our services include emergency shelter, transitional housing, case management, and supportive services, leading and encouraging residents in their pursuit of independent living.

Services & Results

Program Services:

  • Three meals per day, 365 days of the year
  • Emergency shelter and transitional housing
  • Case management and counseling
  • Addiction prevention assistance
  • Access to a health center
  • Employment assistance advocacy
  • Housing placement assistance
  • Life skills education
  • Community giveback participation
  • Aftercare

Results:

Of the clients who leave (“graduate from”) Victory House after participating in our programs….

  • 50% to 60% go on to independent living arrangements appropriate to their situations
  • 40% to 50% secure some form of permanent employment
  • 65% to 75% leave drug and alcohol free

Our Core Values and Philosophy

  • A commitment to building confidence, skills, and habits enabling the residents to achieve successful, independent living in the community
  • A devotion to helping residents achieve physical and mental health stability
  • A determination of helping the residents to remain drug and alcohol free
  • A dedication to assist the residents to accomplish personal independence through self-determination
  • Creating a respect for other residents of Victory House, treating them with dignity, respect, and honor
  • A concerted effort to connect the residents with their family – focused on re-establishing family unity
  • A resolve to not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, age national origin, or disability
  • A culture of giving back to the community through volunteerism

Victory House Staff

Administrative

Pat DiLuzio, Jr. – Executive Director
Email: pdiluziovictoryhouselv.org

Thomas Carson – Director of Programs and Services
Email: tcarsonvictoryhouselv.org

Amy Lukow – Executive Administrative Assistant
Email: alukowvictoryhouselv.org

Programs and Services Staff

Kathy Albert – Case Manager
Email: kalbertvictoryhouselv.org

Gwendolyn Gerena – Case Manager
Email: ggerenavictoryhouselv.org

Moises Ayala, Jr. – Operations Manager
Email: mayalavictoryhouselv.org

Jessica Craddock  – LPN

Email: vhnursevictoryhouselv.org

Jonathan DiLuzio – Life Skills Instructor

David Byrd – Residential Staff

Paul Hanni – Residential  Staff

Julianna Gimperet – Residential Staff

Charles Ploviose – Residential Staff

Eliezer Flores  – Residential Staff

General office e-mail

vhofficevictoryhouse.org

Board of Directors

Executive Director: Pat DiLuzio, Jr.

President:  Austin Recker

Vice-president: Matthew Petrozelli

Secretary: John Flamisch

Treasurer: Anthony Armao

Members:

  • Thomas Carson
  • Pete Dubois
  • Jeff Frankenfield
  • Daniel Hilbert
  • Colin Keefe, Esq.
  • Kathy Lentz
  • Thomas Ritter, Ph. D., LPC, CAADC
  • Nicholas Ward