The Good Shepherd Community Center remains strong and serves

The Good Shepherd Community Center is doing business and is still going strong and proudly serving its people through its various programs.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world quite hard, it has also resulted in many organizations, such as Good Shepherd, receiving funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Part of the American Rescue Plan Act is the strong child care fund, which Good Shepherd has been able to receive for its child care services. The funding will help GS update buildings, retain staff, make security a possibility and more. Funding for this program is a one-time deal that Good Shepherd can use to strengthen its programs in a variety of ways, but most importantly to improve its preschool.

With the reality of only having the funds for a short time, Good Shepherd will always need the support it has received over the years to continue helping the community and giving families the support they need.

Good Shepherd always manages to spread its love through its programs which include financial literacy, anger management for teens, after-school classes, counseling, free medical clinic, as well as many more.

“Good Shepherd does amazing things. “We are privileged to love people and there is no greater joy,” said general manager Cindy McCarley.

Over the past few years, Good Shepherd has expanded and created many programs to help various groups, such as Julia’s Place, which aims to inspire and empower young people with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 21 and prepare them for post-secondary opportunities. within the community.

Many families and individuals in the community have relied on the Good Shepherd’s good graces since its existence and they have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

If you are interested in partnering with Good Shepherd or to learn more about its programs, please call GS at 601-636-7687.

To view Good Shepherd’s programs, visit their website at the link below:

https://www.goodshepherdvicksburg.org/community-center

Jill E. Washington