Shepherd exists to break the cycle of poverty on the near eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the physical, emotional, spiritual, and academic needs of our neighbors.
We’re committed to living in community with our neighbors, grounded in a Christ-centered life of faith. Our team works for poverty alleviation from a posture of humility, with servant’s hearts and hopeful attitudes. We strive to build a culture that nurtures complete health and wholeness for each of our neighbors.
In 1984, a small group of believers with a heart for urban ministry and poverty alleviation started the mission that became Shepherd Community Center. Humble compassion and bold faith in community development built trust and brokered real change in the inner city of Indianapolis. Today, Shepherd’s staff and board of directors maintain the foundation of faithful servant leadership that continues to bring reconciliation and renewal to our city.