become informed

Shepherd serves more than 500 families (1,000+ individuals) annually through dynamic programming that is designed to nurture the physical, emotional, spiritual, and academic development of those we serve.
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 become involved

Whether you are an individual, family, business or church, Shepherd can help you connect to the right opportunity to be involved in helping our neighbors break the cycle of poverty.
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give

At Shepherd, we realize that your gift is a sacrificial choice, and we thank you for even considering a donation of your time, talent, treasure, and prayers. So why should you give to Shepherd? Here are a few reasons why we believe that your donation will be best used at Shepherd Community Center.
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What is Shepherd Community Center?

Shepherd Community Center works with neighborhood youth and their families “to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of our neighbors.” Watch a video to learn more.

At Shepherd, we embrace six core values that define our approach to helping families break the cycle of poverty:

  • A Christ-Centered Life of Faith
  • An Attitude of Hope
  • A Dedication to Service
  • An Unwavering Focus on Mission and Purpose
  • A Commitment to Community
  • A Desire for Complete Health and Wholeness


Our Ministries

The mission of our ministries is “to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the physical, emotional, spiritual, and academic needs of our neighbors.


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Academic Ministries

The Shepherd Academy provides our families a healthy alternative to area public schools, offering small class sizes, personalized instruction, and the ability to better meet each child’s academic needs.
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Family/Neighborhood Ministries

When the Shepherd Academy began in 2000, we served 12 three- and four-year-olds. Today, we serve over 150 children in Pre-School through fifth grade.
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Student Ministries

Throughout the year, the Shepherd staff takes on the challenge of filling the children’s memories with nothing but positive, uplifting events, like: traveling to the zoo, greeting them with a hug, eating two meals a day, and teaching them that Christ loves them.
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Why volunteer at Shepherd?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Shepherd Community Center, and we depend on them daily to keep our programs running smoothly and effectively!

Shepherd Community Center desires to provide a variety of opportunities for individuals, organizations, families, churches and the community to use their gifts and resources to assist the Shepherd staff in breaking the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Contact us

Shepherd Community Center
4107 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone: 317.375.0203
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