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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...

Good afternoon. I'm speaking to you today as you see folks getting food here at Shepherd Community, but I want to talk to you about another issue. I want to talk to you about today that our hearts are breaking, including mine as we...

‘My mom has COVID-19,’ and other experiences Shepherd students have endured in the pandemic of 2020 They have been called Generation C. This year, as the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe, tens of millions of students, from preschools to universities, have had their lives, their studies,...

When coronavirus hit, Shepherd paramedic met vital needs on front lines of pandemic Shane Hardwick was already on the front lines, meeting neighbors’ health needs on Indianapolis’ near east side, when news broke this winter about a deadly new disease ravaging Wuhan, China. By early March, the...

As I think about this Poverty 101 Blog it can sometimes be difficult to know what to talk about.  The reality is that there are so many things to choose from that it can be overwhelming.  Kind of like that kid who walks into a...