Good Shepherd Services

Good Shepherd Services goes where youth and families face the greatest challenges and provides resources that build on their inherent strengths to help them thrive. Through its network of innovative programs, the agency enables young people to build skills and grow and deepen connections at home, in schools, and in the community.

Its mix of programs includes in-school supports and afterschool programming to promote academic attainment; case management and supervision of court-involved youth to prevent recidivism; counseling and support to help families thrive; foster care and adoption services; and transitional living for young people leaving foster care and juvenile justice programs.

2014 Highlights

  • Interim findings from an evaluation of GSS’s transfer high school model showed positive effects on students’ attendance and accumulation of credits―critical factors for high school graduation.
  • In two years, GSS increased the number of youth it offered evidence-based services by 2,500.

  • Preliminary results from an evaluation of GSS’s Chelsea Foyer program, which provides transitional housing and supportive services to youth who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or aging out of foster care, showed the program helped them become independent adults.

Youth Served

Revenue (in millions)


Number of program participants graduating from high school
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