Grant Award: $50,000
Ministry Mission Statement: Shepherd’s Village is dedicated to helping single-mother families move forward from crisis to sustainable personal and economic stability by providing affordable housing and life development training and programs in a Christian environment. Shepherd’s Village empowers disadvantaged single mothers to regain self-esteem, reconnect to the community, and ultimately reclaim a productive place in the community and bring glory to God by coming along side struggling single-mother families.
Purpose of Grant: In Pinellas County, there are over 55,000 single-mother families, with more than a third living in poverty. Shepherd’s Village’s ability to provide residential services is limited. We have 12 apartments with long-term plans to expand to 36. We seek to greatly invest our non-residential services by 1) establishing a new Christian Life Development Center and 2) expanding our online community presence for busy single moms through Bible-based life-skills programs and mentoring.