The House has been changing children's lives since 1872.



Because of YOU, our Together We Are Essential campaign and Virtual Auction raised over $185,000 to benefit the children and families served by The House of the Good Shepherd. During these unprecedented times, YOU instinctively grasped the needs of our children and families. The campaign does more than fund a particular project or program; it fills real needs in real-time, giving them a fighting chance at a promising future.

The House is a safe haven for so many. Domestic violence, child abuse, and poverty in our community are increasing. When an invested friend like you believes in our mission, your generosity helps children and families move beyond their trauma and start the healing process. For many, The House is truly the only place that can meet their individual needs. You make it possible to continue our work uninterrupted and provide the best care every day - please know your gift is priceless.

The hurdles we all face today due to COVID-19 and civic unrest have presented us with immense challenges, but together we are making our community stronger and helping those in need. We will continue our efforts to enhance vital programs and support systems and provide necessities like food, healthcare, and shelter. We genuinely appreciate your friendship and for caring about the children and families at The House.

On behalf of the children, families, staff, and board, we thank you!

The $25,000 Romano Matching Challenge!

The $25,000 Romano Matching Challenge was a success!

Thanks to John & Jackie Romano $50,000 was raised!

Jackie & John Romano


A Special Friend of the Children (Anonymous Donor)

Bob Morris

John & Jackie Romano



Arlott Office Products, Inc.

Beebe Construction Services

First Source Federal Credit Union

GPO Federal Credit Union

Hummel's Office Plus

M&T Bank

Morgan Stanley

Northland Communications

Tioga Construction


Bank of America

Bank of Utica

Benefit Plans Administrative Services, LLC

Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Brown & Brown Insurance

Chanatry's Hometown Market

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Gelbsman


Mr. & Mrs. Drew Goodbread

HealthDirect Pharmacy Services

Indium Corporation

Jay-K Lumber Co.

Mr. Richard Longden

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Falvo III

Zygmunt & Ruth Malowicki

McCraith Beverages, Inc.


The Olde Wicker Mill

Ms. Kathy Perkins

Price Chopper Golub Foundation

Saunders Kahler, L.L.P.

Strategic Financial Services


Mr. & Mrs. George Whitton


Adirondack Bank

Adirondack Financial Services

Adorino Construction

Dr. & Mrs. Raphael Alcuri

Braden Packaging / Sweet Products LLC

Attorney at law, Mr. William Borrill

Mr. Robert Dell

Fahy Kitchens and Baths

Ms. Connie Foley

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Giovinazzo

Mr. Dominick Manfredo

McQuade & Bannigan, Inc.

Meelan's Carpet One Floor & Home

MVP Healthcare

Marianne Reynolds in memory of Josh Zbytniewski

Mr. F. Eugene Romano

The John B. & Margaret T. Stetson Fund

Utica First Insurance Company

Ms. Heidi Vernold