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Here’s to the Unconventional Fathers

For generations, our society has reinforced what it meant to “be a man.” We valued the strong, silent type. Rub some dirt on it. Boys don’t cry. On this Father’s Day, I want to tell you what we see at Good Shepherd. I call them unconventional fathers. They’re men who […]

Motherhood Story: Kaylin

It was October of 2020 and Kaylin was pregnant, surviving a pandemic, and looking for a way out of her current living situation. She got online and found Good Shepherd, but needed some time to really convince herself that it was the right option for her. Why did you choose […]

Motherhood Story: Chavi

Motherhood Story: Chavi Chavi moved into the Good Shepherd Maternity Shelter a few weeks after welcoming her daughter, who was born early and spent her first few weeks of life in the NICU. During that time, Chavi lost her housing and says, “They won’t let you leave the hospital with […]

The Profession of Social Work

What image do you conjure when you hear someone is a social worker? Do you envision a soft person with bottomless patience and a strong ethical core? Someone who works long hours showing tenderness and concern? You’d be right if you thought all those things; social workers are part of […]