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An immigrant from Haiti, Salvador sought new hope and a new life. Came to the United States seeking refuge, only to find himself hopeless and homeless. Over the last season, the Lighthouse staff has been working with Salvador, a gentleman who originally hails from Haiti. He immigrated to the U.S. and initially landed in Orlando, FL, but then moved to Central Oregon in pursuit of new jobs and new opportunities. It’s also worth mentioning that he is a huge Oregon Ducks football team fan. He came to us in the winter months seeking shelter and support acquiring employment. After a short time, we connected him with JBarJ Youth Services, who became interested in him as a peer support for homeless outreach due to his engaging and jovial personality. He is now successfully working full-time in this role, reaching out to people who are in the same position he was just a few short months ago. He enjoys the work, progressing toward housing and eventually becoming a barber. Your continued support of Shepherd’s House makes hopeful stories like Salvador’s possible. Story By: Evan

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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 later, she moved back to Bend and discovered she had lost her apartment here. “Here I am, trying to start over with life,” Janetta says. Her children are now grown, and on their own, so Janetta is looking for housing for the first time as a single woman with no kids in her household. She says it’s harder to find housing now than when she had young children. She thinks it’s because more people want to help a single mom with kids than one without kids. Janetta is thankful for the assistance she’s getting from Shepherd’s House. “The staff here, they are so helpful,” she says. “I’m so grateful that I have a roof over my head and my own bed and meals.” But still,

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2023 Winter Gear Drive

Annual Winter Gear Drive Join Shepherd’s House Ministries in spreading warmth and hope! 📅 Date: October 21st, 2023 🕙 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 📍 Location: Bend 1854 NE Division Street Redmond 1350 S Hwy 97 As the leaves change colors and a chill settles in the air, we are reminded that winter is fast approaching. This upcoming winter season can be incredibly challenging for those who are homeless and less fortunate in our community. That’s why Shepherd’s House Ministries is excited to announce our Annual Winter Gear Drive. This event aims to collect essential winter supplies and clothing to help those in need during the cold months ahead. We invite you, our compassionate community members, to drop off winter gear on October 21st from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Bend at 1854 NE Division Street. Or at our soon-to-open campus in Redmond located at 1350 S Hwy 97 at Veterans Way. Here’s how you can participate and make a difference 🧥 Donate Warm Clothing: Gently used or new coats, sweaters, gloves, scarves, hats, and blankets are all

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