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We all make New Year’s resolutions, but it seems as if we don't succeed in keeping them. Most of us fail at them within weeks of the new year’s start. One resolution we've made at Shepherd that we promise to keep is to help our community...

So what does 2016 hold for you? Here at Shepherd, we are focusing on going deeper into our neighborhood. We want to continue to ring the bells of hope all year long. With a partnership with friends like you, we believe that's exactly what will...

So what is Christmas like at Shepherd?? We provided over 700 Christmas food baskets and food totes so students and their families have plenty of food to eat while they are home together this Christmas season. All 500+ students from our daily programs shopped for gifts for...

I love watching the old time Christmas movies. Maybe it’s because they take me back to my childhood days. Do you remember those days? When Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer show was only shown one time each season. We all stopped everything to gather and watch....

Yes, this is the 30th birthday for Shepherd, and we are celebrating. It all started 30 years ago with a simple thanksgiving meal for our neighbors. Thirty years ago several passionate families came together with a vision. A vision that has now expanded to impact...

Shepherd can only do all we do for our neighbors thanks to many hands. These hands are that of donors, volunteers, churches, corporations, and many more. Volunteers play a valuable role in breaking the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis. One of these...

When I see the big challenges we face in our neighborhood, I know we can’t do it alone. We can only tackle these challenges with the help of great partners. Health is one of those big challenges. Our weekly free Health Clinic at Shepherd is just...

It's that time of the year where we all dress up and beg for candy from strangers in and around our neighborhoods. This is not really what we want our neighborhood children doing for an evening. That’s why we created a Fall Festival for our families....

Almost a year ago, the city of Indianapolis came and asked for Shepherd Community to help deal with the epidemic of violence in our neighborhoods. Could we take the amazing, transformative work we have done inside our walls and take it directly to our neighbors?...