Growing Our Future - Reaching Our Goal
The Sisters of Good Shepherd have been serving women and children in crisis in Los Angeles since 1904. In 1977, the Sisters sought to provide earlier intervention for abused children, assist their mothers to provide a safe, secure home and stability for their future – Good Shepherd Shelter was born. Throughout the years, Good Shepherd Shelter has created breakthrough programs and services that have led to generations of Angelenos living violence free – BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH.
As the first domestic violence shelter in the City of Los Angeles, Good Shepherd Shelter has been an integral component in the intervention, treatment and prevention of domestic violence for almost 40 years. This year marks the first expansion of the program – doubling the number of residential families served annually, expanding service to aftercare families and serving the greater Los Angeles community with outreach and education to end the generational cycle of domestic violence.
25 percent of the female population are victimized. Action is still needed and Good Shepherd Shelter is stepping INTO the gap – expanding its proven program to serve more residential families annually, expand children’s educational services to the broader DV community and provide vocational development and entrepreneurial incubation for the Shelter’s robust AfterCare program members.
1. Expand the program for the first time since inception: we want to DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL FAMILIES SERVED
2. HEAL FAMILIES AND END THE GENERATIONAL CYCLE OF VIOLENCE: we want to EXPAND GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES TO AFTERCARE FAMILIES
3. Reach out and educate the surrounding community: we want to PROVIDE LOS ANGELES WITH increased EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
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