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...read more
Cheryl Ellsworth – Honored for Many Years of Outstanding Civic Service to our Area’s Low-income Families
Fairfax County, VA – Cheryl Ellsworth was honored at the 2017 Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' annual awards banquet with a 2016 Fairfax County Citation of Merit recognizing her any and diverse volunteer efforts to increase access to affordable housing for...read more
The Community Foundation’s Fund for Children, Youth, and Families Awards $1.97 Million to Area Nonprofits
The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families (FFCYF) at The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is pleased to announce the awarding of $1.97 million in grants to 46 nonprofit organizations serving disadvantaged children, youth, and families across the...read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more