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

Meet Santana and other children whose lives have been changed at the house >>

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Everyday I am being prepared for obstacles that will come my way and guided along the path that I was meant to take. Because I was placed into The House of the Good Shepherd I have had choices of how I want to live my life.

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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.



  • 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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Myron Thurston III

New Director of Development and Communications Announced

After an extensive search, The House of the Good Shepherd announced its new Development and Communications Director, Myron Thurston III.  Thurston will succeed Carol Altimonte who has served The House for 33 years.

Thurston has spent the last five years as the Assistant Director of Development and Communications for the Cardiac Research Institute at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory.

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