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Good Shepherd Centres
Inspired by the Hospitality of St. John of God and rooted in Catholic teachings, Good Shepherd provides person-centred health, housing and human services in the Greater Hamilton and Toronto (ON) areas to all people in need. Good Shepherd aspires to provide programs and services and an employment environment that promotes equity, inclusion and social justice.
RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Masks or face shields remain mandatory at all Good Shepherd locations beyond March 21, 2022. If you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, you must wear a face shield. These measures are in place for the safety of Good Shepherd’s tenants, visitors and staff.
Coronavirus affects everyone, especially the most vulnerable people in our community. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Good Shepherd has worked the frontlines and we continue to provide critical services for people whose circumstances put them at risk of contracting COVID-19.
We are extremely grateful for the community’s generous support during this stressful time. Your gifts, which have included financial contributions and donations of personal protective equipment, food and supplies, have been vital in keeping Good Shepherd’s programs running. When we take care of each other we will become a more healthy, resilient and just society.
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Statement From Good Shepherd
December 9, 2021
Housing is a human right. Living free of racism, colonialism and other forms of oppression is also a human right. Safe, affordable, sustainable housing is the foundation of health, wellness and full community engagement for all people. In this community, we are failing to advance these human rights. Too many individuals and families are living in precarious housing situations, growing numbers are reliant on emergency shelter services, while others go without shelter at all. It is essential that we collectively raise our voices against the systemic oppressions, including racism and colonialism, that can trap people in poverty, drive them into homelessness, and reduce their lives to an endless struggle to survive. It is imperative that we prioritize and expedite investment in affordable housing with supports that meets the diverse needs of all community members. Guided by our Mission, Good Shepherd joins many other organizations, community groups and individuals in demanding that the criminalization of advocates and people experiencing homelessness cease.
We stand in support of Black leaders and organizations in calls for action and justice.