Shepherd is a community of faith, grounded in serving people in a way that clearly reflects the foundational characteristics of Jesus Christ and His church. We have found that faith is best practiced through specific behaviors and attributes as we serve.
We are optimistic and confident that through our actions and our example, Shepherd can bring the hope of Christ to people’s lives. Those we serve are quickly aware of and drawn to staff and volunteers who demonstrate a hopeful attitude—making our service more effective and impactful.
Demonstrating a compassionate and caring heart to those we serve and to each other is a constant and intentional part of our culture. A servant’s heart is characterized by actions, not just words.
In the face of so much need and despair in our community, Shepherd remains focused on the challenging task of breaking the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis. We address the challenges we witness in our neighborhood while maintaining a clear sense of our mission and purpose.
We are committed to building and deepening relationships with our neighbors and stakeholders, recognizing that working and living with them in community benefits us all. We experience life with our neighbors and remain committed to improving the community.
Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and academically we are striving to build a culture where we nurture the complete health of every member of our community. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to pursuing healthy, whole lifestyles.