BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY
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Thanks to all the volunteers who given time to serve our neighbors at Shepherd Community. In 2013 we had 27,449 hours donated. That is simply amazing. The IRS gives a dollar value to that which equals more than $600,000 worth of volunteer hours donated. Wow! That enables us to spend...

It is the beginning of a new year, have you made a resolution? We spend lots of time making commitments at the beginning of each year. Join me in making a special commitment: I will do my part to make a difference, I will  demonstrate the...

Count your blessings. Name them one by one, so as the song goes. Let's do exactly that this week of Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my family, the great staff at Shepherd, and our great partners who help us, help our neighbors. I am truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving. -Jay...

As we enter into our season of Thanksgiving, we see an increase of those needing help. Yet, during this time, we are more challenged to keep our food pantry stocked. So this holiday season, could you take a few moments and help us meet the fundamental...

Why can't we all just get along? I really don't know, but this is one thing I am thankful for: Shepherd depends on friends like you to serve our neighbors. We are not held hostage by the bickering of DC. Instead, we have chosen to...

A hero is gone. I am priviledged to live in an area protected by simply the finest; the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. I am glad to raise my family in an area served by these fine officers. Last week, our community lost one of these officers, doing...

Here at Shepherd, we have started back to school, so students are everywhere— in the classrooms, on the buses, and walking through our neighborhood streets. Help us in respecting school zones and slowing down through the neighborhoods, and join us and making Indy a safe...

So what is the solution? It starts with all of us admitting we have a role. It is not a police issue, it is a community issue. So let's start with the basis of the issue: a breakdown in community; we have children who have lost the...

So why do we care? At times, it seems as if there is no progress in the lives of those we serve.  The appearance can deceive into hopelessness. One could question "Are we making a difference?" Inches. Yes, progress may only be in inches-but progress it is....