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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 […]

May 9, 2021

Mysterious, Magnificent Mom Love

What I’ve learned from being a Catholic daughter and an adoptive parent The first time I remember understanding the uniqueness of my mother’s love was the day she came home from a parent teacher conference. I was in second grade and my teacher said she was concerned about one area […]

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 […]