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Fired Up To Help Raises Needed Funds for Affordable Housing

Fired Up To Help Raises Needed Funds for Affordable Housing

On March 11, 2017, Fired Up To Help held a barbecue at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton to support Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (GSH), a local non-profit affordable housing provider.  The proceeds will help GSH with its mission of reducing...

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Good Shepherd Housing Caps Off Another Successful Backpack Program

Good Shepherd Housing Caps Off Another Successful Backpack Program

School starts this week, and thanks to the assistance of the Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV), HomeAid Northern Virginia, Hollin Hall Curves, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia), Mount Vernon At Home and Art at the Center, 95 children in the Mount Vernon area have the school supplies they need to be successful this year.

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Delegate Charniele Herring to be Keynote Speaker at Good Shepherd Housing Transformations Breakfast

Delegate Charniele Herring to be Keynote Speaker at Good Shepherd Housing Transformations Breakfast

Virginia House of Delegates 46th District representative Charniele Herring will provide the keynote address at the first annual Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (GSH) Transformations Breakfast on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The Transformations Breakfast is a community event that unites local business leaders, public servants, and community members together in furthering the mission of GSH in combating homelessness and improving the lives of people in need.

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Church Tweens Raise Funds for Kids in Affordable Housing

Church Tweens Raise Funds for Kids in Affordable Housing

School may be out for the summer, but some local tweens engaged in their own lessons of charity.

Instead of spending time at the pool or playing video games, some of the youngest members of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church raised $400 for the children of families residing in housing provided by Good Shepherd Housing as part of a week-long Mission Possible Kids Camp developed and led by the Rev. Abi Foerster.

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“Movers Who Care” Help Two Families in Need

“Movers Who Care” Help Two Families in Need

The expense of moving to a new home and buying new furniture can break a family’s budget. So what happens when a homeless family finally gets a roof over their heads – but can’t afford a chair to sit on?
Enter TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, a local moving business, along with generous donors who, downsizing their own homes, offered up rooms full of furniture.

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The Honorable Alphonso Jackson to Receive Good Shepherd Housing’s Public Service Award

The Honorable Alphonso Jackson to Receive Good Shepherd Housing’s Public Service Award

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (GSH) will honor the Honorable Alphonso Jackson, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with its inaugural Public Service Award at the annual Transforming Lives Gala on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The award honors public officials for outstanding and impactful public service actions that have furthered the mission of Good Shepherd Housing in combating homelessness and improving the lives of people in need.

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An Expert Recommends to Resolve Not to Resolve: Make a Well-Being Ultimatum and support Good Shepherd Housing in January

An Expert Recommends to Resolve Not to Resolve: Make a Well-Being Ultimatum and support Good Shepherd Housing in January

When does doing good for others, stop being good for you? This is a question that scholar and American University faculty member Dr. Suzie Carmack has spent the past 20 years exploring in her work. It is also the central theme that she unpacks in her new book Well-Being Ultimatum. As an incentive to encourage readers to ditch their resolutions and instead make a well-being ultimatum, she will donate a portion of her royalties to support the non-profit organization Good Shepherd Housing for all books sold in January 2016.

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Good Shepherd Housing Acquires 50th Affordable Housing Unit

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc. (GSH) whose mission is to transform lives by providing permanent affordable housing, emergency financial services, budget counseling and case management to working-class families and individuals in Fairfax County, announced today that the organization has acquired its milestone fiftieth housing unit.

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