Since 1972, when we opened a family counseling and support program as the first of our community-based programs in the borough, Good Shepherd has established deep roots in the South Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Red Hook and Gowanus. More recently, we have extended our presence to other Brooklyn communities. We have steadily built a network of support that extends from childhood, through middle school, high school and beyond; clustering programs within specific neighborhoods and schools so that children, youth and families can benefit from as full a range of services as possible. By actively partnering with the NYC public school system, non-profits, corporations and other institutions in the community, we have been able to expand the seamless web of support and enrichment that is so critical if vulnerable young people are to succeed over time.
Family Support Programs
Building stronger families by helping them overcome challenges and stay together through counseling and other services
Domestic Violence Services
Providing shelter, services and advocacy for survivors and educating the community about this issue.
After-School Centers and Camps
Providing safe and stimulating activities for children and teens and work experiences for older youth when school is out.
Educational Support Services
Helping students in large public schools stay in school and older adolescents who have fallen behind to get back on track to complete their education.
Transfer High Schools
Working in partnership with the NYC Department of Education to give young people who have dropped out or been excessively truant a second chance at earning a high school diploma.
Employment and Career Preparation
Preparing young people for the world of work, the job market and future careers.
College Access and Retention
Helping young people enter and succeed in college.
Youth Justice Programs
Providing court-involved youth with the services and supports they need to avoid further involvement with the juvenile justice system.