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Hey, we're excited here at Minnie Hartmann. Our new early childhood center opened this week and we've had little feet walking in this door and we're excited about that. We've had parents carry in their infant children in, and we know that this...

‘Connectivity is oxygen’: How Shepherd Community is helping families gain internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools across the nation to shut down in March, families and educators were suddenly confronted with a new set of complex challenges. Chief among them:...

Hi, it's Jay Height here at Shepard Community. And today we're going to take a look back over the last 120 days when we pivoted to deal with major crisis of an economy, of a upheaval because of racism and a pandemic. We...

Shepherd’s new child care center will set foundation for lifetime of learning It doesn’t take much imagination to see what Christmas programs will one day look and sound like at the Minnie Hartmann Center on Indianapolis’ near east side. As scores of young children sing carols, dozens...

Greetings this hot week here in Indianapolis. Lots of happenings with the kids at Shepherd Community and we're excited to update you. This is our first week where kids are actually on site and we're partnering with SpringHill to provide creative ways for...

Hi, Jay Height here at Shepherd Community. And it's another busy week as we prepare for more food distributions, continuing to reach out to our families in all of their crisis and challenges and support them and and to work with them, to...

Hungry and in pain, the man was desperate for help. So he did what he knew to do: Call 911. A dispatcher dutifully sent an ambulance, even though the man’s needs were not immediately life threatening, because often there’s simply no one else to send. But this...

I'm tired, and I'm sure many of you are as well. These last 120 days have been something that we'll never forget. It's been trying, it's been a great opportunity for us to deepen the relationships of our neighbors, but we've all been...

The lack of food, and especially the lack of healthy food, is a constant challenge for millions of American families even in the best of times. This year, as we all know, has been far from the best of times. Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic...

Hi, I'm Jay Height, and I'm here at a new location for Shepherd Community and a very exciting chapter for our future. And so amidst all of the challenges of these days, there is some great news. In August, just blocks away from...