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January 12, 2019

When Volunteering Isn’t Glamorous

When Volunteering Isn’t Glamorous Folding clothes. Sweeping floors. Raking leaves. Sounds far from glamorous, right?   When we think of “big” service projects, we tend to think of things that “make a difference”. Like building a well for a village in Central America, or painting a school for children in […]

January 11, 2019

What Happens When You Adopt a Family at Christmas

What Happens When You Adopt a Family at Christmas You’ve seen a list like this before:   Boy, Age 6. Likes superheroes and football. Size 6. Girl, Age 4. Likes dolls and coloring. Size 4T. Mom, age 27. Needs new slippers and towels. Size large Baby Girl, 6 months. Size […]

January 10, 2019

How Centering Pregnancy Has Transformed How Our Teen Moms Receive Maternal Care

How Centering Pregnancy Has Transformed How Our Teen Moms Receive Maternal Care   For our young expectant moms, medical care is not something that they have always been familiar with. Many of the young women that come into our shelter are familiar with long wait lines at free clinics, lack […]

January 9, 2019

How Good Shepherd’s Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program Keeps Kids Out of Foster Care

Though Foster Care may be our biggest program, our other programs are designed to do something that may seem radical: keep children out of our biggest program. Our Maternity Shelter and Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program exist partly to help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect, supporting the […]