Foster Care

"In the face of often unimaginable challenges, foster children demonstrate extraordinary courage and determination.  Their resolve reminds us that we have obligations to them and to one another, and that we all share in the responsibility of lifting up our Nation's youth.  This month, we honor these young people and all those who dedicate themselves to making a difference in the lives of girls and boys in foster care.  Let us each recognize the large and small ways we can brighten the future of a foster child this month and every month, and together let us reach for the day when everyone knows the love and safety of a permanent home." President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation - National Foster Care Month 2015

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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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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The House partners with Marcy 5K - REGISTER TODAY

The House of the Good Shepherd is a pround partner of The Marcy 2015 5k Run & Walk. The Marcy 5k is an annual road race that supports a local charity providing the care and services that make...

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Wishes in the Wishing Well

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, The House of Good Shepherd hosted our annual Wellness Expo with more than 20 vendors and over 250 participants - both staff and children. A new feature of the Wellness Expo was the Wishing Well designed and created by Training Secretary Doyle Rager. As each person entered the expo, they received a ballot with a health tip and a space to provide a wish for someone! Here is a sampling of wishes from staff and children.

 

FROM THE KIDS:

  • Maria's wish: That my grandma gets rid of her cancer.
  • Matt's wish: I wish for safety and good will for my family.
  • Johnathin's wish: I wish that me and mom can join a gym.

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