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.