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Established in 1864, Good Shepherd Services is a non-profit residential treatment center for adolescents, ages 13 to 21, who are suffering from severe emotional and behavioral problems. Located on 70 wooded acres in Baltimore County, the Center provides therapeutic services and an MSDE-approved non-sectarian education in a residential and day school setting for students from throughout Maryland.
Good Shepherd Services (also known as the House of the Good Shepherd of the City of Baltimore) is dedicated to the belief that no matter how severe the symptoms, all children can be reached and succeed in having productive lives. Consistent with our heritage of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, the mission is “Love in Action” and the belief that “One person is more precious than a world.” The Sisters of the Good Shepherd constantly explore innovative ways to build a stronger network of Good Shepherd programs across North America with the ultimate goal of ensuring that the special commitment and values behind the Good Shepherd mission endures as a lasting legacy. Please click on the Good Shepherd of North America logo below to learn more about our values, mission and other Good Shepherd agencies.
Latest News & Activities at GSS
Join Good Shepherd Services on August 6th as we celebrate 150 years of compassionate care to youth and families in Maryland
On August 6, 1864, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd opened the first House of the Good Shepherd of the City of Baltimore at the corner of Mount and Hollins Street in Baltimore, Maryland.
On August 6, 2014, join us to trace the footsteps of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd with a day full of festivities including:
Hear about the history of our organization from the Sisters of the Good Shepherd on a bus tour from our current location at 4100 Maple Avenue to the first House of the Good Shepherd location at Mount and Hollins Street and then to the second House of the Good Shepherd location at the corner of Calverton Road and Franklin Street.
Mass with Msgr. Adam Parker
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered in the Good Shepherd Services Chapel (4100 Maple Avenue). Msgr. Adam Parker will preside for this celebration, which marks the exact day of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Baltimore.
Cake & Punch Reception
We will end the day at Good Shepherd (4100 Maple Avenue) with a cake and punch reception that will include a history presentation from the Sisters of the Good Shepherd and a video chat with our Board Chair, Frank Ryan, about the Walk Across America.