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Volunteer Spotlight – “It’s all about building meaningful connections.”

“It’s all about building meaningful connections.” Dart Eastwood is a familiar face at Shepherd’s House Ministries locations, leaving a lasting impression with her distinctive pixy haircut, warm hugs, and relatable stories. Whether interacting with emergency shelter guests, long-term residents, volunteers, or staff, Dart maintains a consistent approach devoid of varying levels of respect or impatience. […]

Life Skills Through Gardening

Part of the women’s program offers life skill classes, and our volunteer, Shiley Miller, has led one. She has worked with the women for the last couple of years in gardening and our greenhouse. Weekly, it has been worked and loved on by each of our residents with the teaching and guidance of Shiley. One […]

Mother of four dreams of finding a home and starting her own business

Janetta never expected to become homeless, but the middle-aged mother of four is currently living at a Shepherd’s House shelter while she patiently waits for housing. After eight years in Bend, she recently quit two jobs she was working here to return to her native state of Tennessee and help her aging mother.  Three months […]