Foster Care

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.



Children's Stories

The Natural and other children whose lives have been changed at the house >>

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Some people are just naturals; born with talent. Some are natural musicians. Others are natural artists. Raj is a natural athlete. He was always athletically-inclined, but never had the opportunity to play any sports when he was young. In fact, Raj was not allowed to play outside. He spent much...

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Thank You Kelly Vivyan

Hi my name is Brittani and I was at The House of the Good Shepherd between 1995 – 2001. I struggled a lot there. I always acted out of fear of being put back with my biological family. You all did try to help me but I was reluctant to...

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Quinnsanity Strikes The House

We are experiencing a bit of Quinnsanity here at The House! One of our Teacher Assistants astounded the judges on NBC's The Voice and landed himself a spot on the show! Ryan Quinn has been with the organization for two years. During that time, he has performed at our Special Events, Spring and Winter Concerts, and most importantly with the children. Quinn has become a favorite teacher among the students because of his passion for music and his genuine concern to help others.

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