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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
Good Shepherd Center Announces Name Change at Its New Student Courtyard Dedication
On Tuesday, June 12, 2013 Good Shepherd Center officially announced its name change to Good Shepherd Services. Though a small change in wording, it reflects a much larger endeavor to build and expand the services we offer to youth and their families. Good Shepherd Services now offers comprehensive clinical and educational services to boys and girls with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders, and transitional aged youth. Good Shepherd offers these services in 24 hour treatment settings, school environments, and even in-home transitional services to children and families. “In sum, Good Shepherd Services is not simply a “Center” providing one type of care, rather we are continually growing our programs to meet the needs of Maryland’s most vulnerable children and families,” says Dr. Derrick Boone, President & CEO.
“Though our name has changed, we are as deeply rooted in our Mission and Values as ever before,” says Dr. Boone. “Next year we will be celebrating our 150th year of serving children and families in Maryland. Today, and every day since 1864, we live out our belief One person is more precious than a world.
This means Good Shepherd Services never gives up on a child. Good Shepherd Services is committed to every child and family who walks through our doors.”
The new student courtyard, a $200,000 project, included the renovation of a deteriorated 8,500 GSF courtyard located outside the student dining room. The courtyard had not been in use for years because of its poor condition. Funding for this capital project included a grant of $100,000 from the Maryland General Assembly through its Bond Bill Program, a $50,000 grant from the Abell Foundation and many other individual supporters. The Good Shepherd students will now be able to enjoy another beautiful outdoor space!