Foster Care

CHANGE OF ADDRESS!

Foster Care Utica is now located at:

 

17 Herkimer Road
Utica, NY 13502

Foster Parent Information nights are held MONTHLY in Utica and QUARTERLY in Watertown. Classes start soon! Call 315.235.7700 in Utica or 315.782.8064 in Watertown for more information on becoming a foster parent.

As a foster parent with The House of the Good Shepherd, you can be the turning point in a child's life. Teach a child and family that they have the strength they never thought was possible. Experience the rewards of becoming a foster parent.

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TRAINING DATES IN UTICA
TRAINING DATES IN WATERTOWN

 

Children's Stories

Jay's Story and other children whose lives have been changed at the house >>

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If you neglect a seed, it will never grow. It will never blossom. When Jay was a small child, his mother abandoned him. He never knew his father. His mother lost parental rights and he was adopted by a single mom. Within a few years, his new mom started to...

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News

13 Reasons To Fly

Two weeks before 16-year-old Isabelle would speak in front of 400 people at the National Building Bridges Initiative Conference; she was discharged from a 6-month stay in a residential treatment facility. During her stay there, Isabelle became aware of the "13 Reasons Why" Netflix series and found herself feeling upset at the perceived glorification of mental health and suicide. 

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Kelly's Christmas 2017

Our immensely talented drum instructor, Kelly Yacco and his band of local friends present "Do They Know It's Christmas." Quite the talent and we are quite lucky to have him lead the Shepherd Drummers at HGS! Merry Christmas to all! 

With Kelly Yacco, Freddy Piperata, Scott Henderson, Ryan Quinn, Justin Smithson, Max Scialdone, Zainep Abdelaal, Keith James, Michael Sales, David Parul Slife, Victor Ramirez, MJ Bombsquad, and Robert Capezzano. Video support from Rick Maciaq and Leslie Whitmer. 

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