Say Hello to The Bellingers!

Say Hello to The Bellingers!

On Wednesday, May 22, at 1:00 pm, the Bellinger family grew…exponentially! Sarah Bellinger adopted sisters Charlotte, Olivia, Amaya, and Lilly. The girls have been in care since January of 2017. But Sarah’s love is abundant and, on that day, she also adopted Corey, who has been in foster care since his birth in October 2016…. Continue Reading →

Tilton Students Remember Veterans

Tilton Students Remember Veterans

The Tilton School Peer Mentoring Club took a trip to the Calvary Cemetery in Utica today and had the privilege to place American flags on several veterans’ graves. Jim George, Commander at American Legion Post 229 and US Army Veteran, escorted the children to the cemetery and directed them to gravesites of veterans. While the… Continue Reading →

National Foster Care Awareness Month 2019

National Foster Care Awareness Month 2019

The House of the Good Shepherd will kick-off a monthlong recognition of our foster care population on May 7, 2019, by lighting up our Foster Care and Community-Based Services building as well as our main campus in light blue to raise awareness for National Foster Care Month 2019. Many local and government businesses in Downtown… Continue Reading →

Pennies For Patients

Pennies For Patients

The Peer Mentor Club at our Tilton School proudly inspired the school to raise $1,250.72 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)! The children announced a competition called “Pennies for Patients” – a fundraising campaign for the LLS. The children collected spare change throughout March, and each classroom came up with creative fundraising ideas to… Continue Reading →

Two Brothers Find Their Forever Home

Two Brothers Find Their Forever Home

Anthony and Chase found their forever home after several years in our Foster Care program. The sound of two bells chimed on April 1, as Judge Griffith presided over the official adoption of the two brothers by proud parents George and Cheryl Petrie. To share in this special day, a surprise visit by their long-time… Continue Reading →

Shepherd Singer Breaks Out Of His Shell

Shepherd Singer Breaks Out Of His Shell

“A year ago I couldn’t get my son to go to school. He would become physically ill at just the mention of school,” said Jake’s mother, Sheri. “Now he comes home and tells me he had a great day and shows me all of his good grades! HGS has given him confidence and self-esteem that… Continue Reading →

RAPID RECRUITMENT – Hiring Event

RAPID RECRUITMENT – Hiring Event

New year, new career! The House of the Good Shepherd is hiring 50 entry-level positions to start on March 4th! Our challenge is to fill every position and we challenge you to help! Attend our Rapid Recruitment Hiring Event on January 30th from noon until 5 pm at our 17 Herkimer Road location in North… Continue Reading →

NEW PROGRAM – Raise The Age

NEW PROGRAM – Raise The Age

Raise the Age Program Description The House of the Good Shepherd is one of the 13 voluntary agencies selected by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to provide residential care to juvenile delinquents 16 years of age or older under the Raise the Age Legislation. This program will be housed in our… Continue Reading →

Drum Program Turns Six!

Drum Program Turns Six!

Kelly Yacco, our drum instructor, has been teaching drums for over 30 years. He has taught hundreds of students at his studio in New Hartford ranging in the age from 5 to 75 years old. Kelly has been playing drums since the age of 11. Professionally, Kelly has studied in NYC with drum greats Dom… Continue Reading →

Utica National Supports Kinship Foster Care

Utica National Supports Kinship Foster Care

Utica National has partnered with The House of the Good Shepherd donating $15,000 to provide funding to support kinship families in our Foster Care program. Relatives of children placed in foster care help the child stay in familiar surroundings with people they know, and is encouraged by The House. In addition to this generous donation,… Continue Reading →