|Congratulation on Accreditation - Congratulations to Shepherd's Home, a PHC supported ministry to the intellectually disabled in Wisconsin: They recently became the first post-secondary school designed exclusively for people with intellectual disabilities to ever receive full accreditation by the North Central Association -- Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI).
|Special Financial Needs - Be in Prayer for the Shepherd's Home Ministry (supported by PHC) as they (for a number of reasons) are going through a financial difficulty which has cause them to restructure and reorganize their ministries.
|Shepherds College - There was no break in the activities this summer as we busily prepared for eight new students to our growing educational endeavor, Shepherd's College. These new students joined the inaugural class of six students who returned to begin their second year of academic training.
|July 27, 2009 - * Thank you for your recent gifts to Shepherds.
* The first six college students successfully completed their first year of studies, and will begin again in August.
* Pray that God will continue to proivide for adequate operational funding for Shepherds.
Danile A DiDonato
Vice President, Development
|Keep Sending Those Campbell's Labels - Campbells labels for education has been awarding free equipment in exchange for UPC labels and lids from various Campbell's products for more than 30 years. For Shepherds Ministries, this program provides a way for family, friends, and churches to work together for a common goal. After sending these labels to Shepherds, residents count them into stacks of 25. When 500 labels have been counted, they are placed in a bag and 25 bags are put in a box. Each box holds 12,500 labels.
Currently we have 250,00...
|Offering a Brighter Outlook - "The outlook for individuals with Down syndrome is far brighter than it once was. Most of the health problems associated with Down syndrome can be treated, and life expectancy-on average-is about 55 years. The degree of developmental disability varies widely. Children with Down syndrome usuall can do most things that a young child can do. However, they generally start learning things later than other children. Early intervention programs beginning in infancy can help these children achieve their develp...
|History - History
It was 1957 in Milwaukee Wisconsin when parents of a son with cognitive disabilities approached their Sunday school class and asked a probing question. "Would they consider doing something for children with developmental disabilities?" The church was Garfield Baptist (Spring Creek Church) and the outpouring of compassion that erupted from that class has cascaded down through multipl...