Good Shepherd Home
The Good Shepherd Home has its roots in the organization’s very beginnings in 1908 when The Rev. John Raker and his wife, Estella, brought that first orphaned, crippled girl into their home.
Today, Good Shepherd is home to 159 wheelchair-reliant, long-term care residents in Allentown and Bethlehem. Many have complex medical conditions with physical and mental challenges stemming from cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, brain injury, or stroke. Because of the extraordinary expertise and compassionate care they receive, our residents’ enjoy a better quality of life and greater longevity.
Your gifts help provide such things as custom, orthopedic shoes, hearing aids, and environmental controls so residents can turn on lights, a computer, the television, or the radio, right from their wheelchair. Your gifts help provide transportation to visit family or friends, the doctor, or to go on outings to the movies, shopping, day-trips, and so much more. And, your gifts help fund recreational therapy programs, giving our residents the gift of music and entertainment, and tickets to the annual resident ball.