Matching Gift Campaign

Dear Friends of Good Shepherd Housing Foundation,

We are pleased to announce our Holiday Matching Gift Campaign for 2023. Following our extremely successful campaign last year, we have several anonymous donors who have provided a total of $10,000 to kickstart this year’s matching fund challenge.

Your generosity this holiday season will help us to continue to provide stable housing for some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the Prince William County community. Your donation this year will help us make HOME possible for those less fortunate.

We can accept your donations online by clicking here or by mail at:

Good Shepherd Housing Foundation
13190 Centerpointe Way
Suite 102
Woodbridge, VA 22193

Thank you and have a very Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

Opportunity To Change Lives

Join us on this journey to improve a life

 Have you wondered why some individuals and families are homeless?

One of the major reasons is insufficient income and/or mental illness which can significantly impact loss of housing. What can be done to help?

Good Shepherd Housing Foundation is expanding their efforts to help a wider range of adults and children in need of housing. By bridging the gap in affordable housing and providing more housing opportunities within the PWC community and giving us ownership without restrictions, GSHF is taking steps toward a brighter future for all. Additionally, by continuing to support low-income families while accessing new funding sources, GSHF assures the long- term sustainability of their efforts.

We can provide a secure and well-maintained home in the community, with your support, by removing HUD restrictions on five properties and offering these homes to the PWC Housing Choice Voucher Program. With three decades of experience in managing various demands and supporting community needs, GSHF can continue to provide housing for more than a hundred people a year.

By repaying the loan principal (about $100,000 per property), a total of $545,000, we can minimize homelessness for those who need a stable roof over their heads. We are asking for you to help us make a difference. Please consider making a contribution today and know that you are helping Prince William County to be a heart-centered community that takes care of its own. Thank you so much for your consideration and for helping us to provide for our neighbors in need!

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Matching Funds Campaign

To Our GSHF families and friends.

In the purest sense of Christmas, a donor has provided GSHF with a $6,000 Matching Fund Challenge. He will match all donations from November 15 thru the end of December 2021. We ask that you send Good Shepherd a donation, which will be doubled by this gift, no matter how big or small, to help us continue our mission.

Every extra dollar enhances our mission to provide permanent housing for families and single men and women who, in the past, often called a car, the streets or a hospital their home. Many struggles with mental illness and feel isolated and alone in their difficulties. It is important that they are included in the well- being of a community. Good Shepherd can provide housing and mental health services to enhance that opportunity. A permanent home can mean some can find and keep a job, others can remain free of hospitalizations, and many can reconnect with their families. Since 1990 Good Shepherd has provided ten apartments, three group homes and a 2-unit townhome with case management to allow as much independence as needed.

And your donated dollars recognize that it is vital to give children the stability of an affordable home and consistent schooling. Too often, children in the past have interrupted school experiences because of frequent moves. A permanent place to call “home” supports school success. Each year 20 to 30 children can attend the same school, make friends, and enjoy school events. Their parents, in addition, can also find and maintain steady employment fostering a sense of self- worth that then strengthens every member.

Please consider a donation to a productive and independent future for the residents at Good Shepherd Housing Foundation. Thank you. We will acknowledge your generosity for tax purposes.

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Our 30th Anniversary

Providing HOPE by making home Possible.

Good Shepherd Housing Foundation and friends celebrated 30 years of providing housing and services to the individuals and families often left out of the abundance in our community. Pictured at the anniversary event are supporters and friends who have labored over the years to remember men and women with serious mental illness, and families with very low income.
Because of a mother’s concern for her adult son, with mental illness, and where he would live when his parents passed away, Good Shepherd Housing Foundation was born. 1989 saw the first group home, Shepherd I, come into being. And with the growing need in the community for more housing for people with mental illness, the Shepherds 2 and Shepherd 3 group homes were opened in the nineties.

All three benefit from the partnership with PWC community Services that provides the case management and full range of mental services to the clients in the three group homes. PWC Community still provides these critical services to the clients in our programs at no cost to Good Shepherd. As the years passed, GSHF felt the need to further their housing efforts for another group of people in the community that needed an advocate, families needing affordable rental housing. Seeing the gap, Good Shepherd purchased 11 townhomes and one condo to house families in need. 4 of the families in the townhomes receive case management thru the GSHF Housing Partnership Program. PWC Dept of Social Services has given a contribution toward case management and support services.

In 2008, The Shepherd Leasing Program was begun with Good Shepherd leasing several units in scattered apartment complexes for individuals.

In 2015 GSHF broaden their support to families with an adult member struggling with mental illness. This program continues to provide stability and permanency for people who can maintain independently in the community with support from PWC Community Services and the Foundation.

A new housing program, The Bridge House, will be introduced in December for service community personnel. We hope this will be the beginning of a new effort to support our military, teachers, police and nurses who assist us every day.

We also want to thank our anniversary sponsors: David and Janice Carr, Ted and Kathy Bean, Herb and Mary Pryor, Southern Builders, Bath Fitters, William Olson, our raffle volunteer Robyn Johanson and all our raffle basket donors.

The thirty years has only served to strengthen the commitment of Good Shepherd to continue in its mission to provide housing options to people
in their efforts to build strong futures in our community!


Please enjoy our video from our event.

Good Shepherd is now on AmazonSmile

Good Shepherd Housing Foundation has registered with AmazonSmile. Every time you click the link below and make a purchase through Amazon, a percentage will be donated to Good Shepherd.

Thank you for your continue support to our mission.