Natural Disasters: The Threat to Lower-Income Families

Natural Disasters: The Threat to Lower-Income Families

A triple shot of late summer hurricanes sent the southern U.S. and the Caribbean territories reeling, from floods to heat to areas decimated by wind. The cities and islands read like a roll-call of Federal Emergency Management Agency stopovers: Puerto Rico, Houston,...
Fraud Victim At Risk of Water Shutoff

Fraud Victim At Risk of Water Shutoff

Scams continue to proliferate right and left, and scammers target individuals who are more likely to trust others. Unfortunately, we have had several clients who have been victims of a variety of financial scams. Just recently, we had a single mom come to us who had...
Customized Housing Solutions Make the Difference

Customized Housing Solutions Make the Difference

The Jansen family came to Good Shepherd Housing several years ago struggling to stay in housing. A family of four with a dad, a mom, and two daughters, they were initially placed in a two-bedroom apartment that was available and within their budget. They unfortunately...
Helping Where It Counts

Helping Where It Counts

by David Levine, President/CEO Today, I had a phone conversation with one of our residents, the mother of a West Potomac High School junior. A new arrival to our area in July 2012, and an Army veteran, the mother came to our service area in search of better employment...
GSH Supporters Help 134 Schoolchildren

GSH Supporters Help 134 Schoolchildren

Thanks to our generous community, our supporters provided 134 backpacks and school supplies for local schoolchildren! This could not have been done without all of you. Thank you to our community supporters who hosted a school supply collection site – Hollin Hall...
Are We Helping Families?

Are We Helping Families?

by David Levine, President/CEO This week I participated in a lively discussion within the local provider community. Maurico Miller, the founder of the Family Independence Initiative, wrote this op-ed in the New York Times challenging some accepted assumptions about...