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Hi, welcome to 2021. I'm Jay Height here at Shepherd Community. And I wanted to take a few moments this first week of the new year to look back at the last several weeks, last couple months through the holidays and all the...

I am so excited to be able to introduce our newest employee at Shepherd Community. We did a national search to have a spokesbird, and we're really excited. So I want to introduce to you, Indy. Indy, tell us a little bit about...

Hi, I'm Jay Height here at Shepherd community. And it is December. It's a busy time, lots of great things happening. And we wanted to talk about how we continue to support the families we serve. Well through the holidays, we'll have several...

Hi, it's Jay Height, here at Shepherd Community, and it is the most wonderful time of the year. Don't worry; I'm not going to break out in song. I wouldn't do that to you or anyone else. But it is Christmas, and we're...

Shepherd is effective because of relationships. It's easy to look at a lot of different programs and to think programs make the difference, but we know from 35 years of experience, that relationships make a difference. Relationships is where the impact happens and...

Hi friends. It's good to be with you today. And I know Jay has been sharing with you about our road to recovery, and I wanted to continue that message and be able to share a little bit more about one of the...

On The Road to Recovery, we talk about five different focuses, and one of those is medical. I'm excited to tell you that we have partnered (and I know I'm going to sound like a NASCAR driver here) with the State Department of...

Some say the unemployment rate in our neighborhood is 45%. It has been hit hard and the challenge for our neighbors who've primarily worked in the service industry is great. Our plan in the road to recovery is to help retool them, give...

When Bess* came to Shepherd, this hard-working mother needed support to build the ten assets required to break the cycle of poverty in her family. “Bess has never been afraid to advocate for herself and her children.”   With some of her children having disabilities, Bess had to...