Our neighbors on the near eastside of Indianapolis live on the edge of crisis. Shepherd works to build assets into people’s lives so they can break the bonds of generational poverty. By fighting systemic causes and serving with life-long, relationship-based care, Shepherd makes a difference — physically, socially, and spiritually.
Shepherd walks alongside our neighbors in every phase of life, meeting people where they are and encouraging them to lives of greater wholeness. We see and serve each person—from newborn babies to students, working families to lonely shut-ins—with wrap-around programs, one-on-one mentoring, and community outreach with a long-term focus.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to deeply impact our neighbors. Food insecurity, job instability, educational upheaval, and isolation are all major issues for the families Shepherd serves. Since March, we’ve worked hard to implement support and relief, while continuing to build relationships even in a time of social distancing. Our long-term plan for focuses on five key areas of need—Learning, Food, Medical, Connection/Mental Health, and Family Support—critical for helping our community adapt and thrive.