Programs and Services
Good Shepherd Services operates more than 80 programs in high-need communities throughout New York City united by a common goal: to help vulnerable youth and families find a safe passage to self-sufficiency. You’ll find us where we’re needed most – in communities stressed by poverty and crime, in failing schools, or working to address the needs of young people who cannot live with their families. Though our programs and services are diverse, our approach is always the same. We surround youth and families with the right services, at the right time, for long enough to make a difference. This wraparound approach helps young people to build a wide range of skills and build strong connections with caring adults, peers, and the broader community.
In our community-based programs, our main focus is to keep youth connected to school and to strengthen families so that they can stay together. In our out-of-home care programs, our aim is to keep children and teens safe and to promote their healthy development and strengthen their families so that they can return home. Our professional training services provide opportunities for social service providers throughout the City to develop the skills necessary for effective work with children and families.
Our Community Presence
Bronx: Broad range of community, family, and school-based services; foster boarding home and adoption services; group homes for boys and girls. Programs located in the Bathgate, Belmont, Castle Hill, Claremont, East Concourse, East Tremont, Fordham, Highbridge, Kingsbridge, Morrisania, Parkchester, Soundview, and University Heights neighborhoods.
Brooklyn: Broad range of community, family, and school-based services. Programs located in the Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach, Bushwick, Canarsie, Coney Island, Downtown, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg neighborhoods.
Manhattan: Broad range of residential programs for adolescents, supportive/transitional housing for young adults, school-based support services, job readiness training, and professional training services.
Learn how Good Shepherd’s programs make an impact on the communities in which we work by reading about the experiences of our participants themselves.
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- Noel, former program participant