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.
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.
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.