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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...

Hi, it's Jay Height here. It's a busy day at Shepherd Community as we continue to work to meet the needs of our community and of our neighbors. We're excited to be doing a lot more than just food. Many of our neighbors...

Hi, I'm Jay Height here at Shepherd Community. Want to give you an update this week on what's happening here in the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your prayers for our neighbors. This morning, we started...

Hi, it's Jay Height here at Shepherd Community. And thank you again for your partnership and all that you're doing to help make it possible for us to help the various needs of our neighbors. Even today, you'll see activity here on our...

Thank you to each and every one of you. Jane and I are so appreciative of all of our colleagues here at Shepherd Community and the great work that you're doing. You see some of you here behind me. Many of you are...

Pandemic response: When the world stepped off a cliff,  Shepherd Community and its partners stretched to help In early March, before the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, Shepherd Community staff had begun to prepare for what seemed would be significant -- but not overwhelming -- changes...

We are really excited to be able to partner again with Hatch. And today we are doing a special food distribution, we're calling it our Family Breakfast in a Bag. And so families today were able to come by starting at nine o'clock and...