More about the Mission

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

Good Shepherd is a Catholic agency—a member of the Catholic Charities federation of agencies within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis. We see our work as a ministry, and more specifically, an extension of the ministry of Jesus Christ, who called all of us to serve those in need. Our Catholic identity informs more than what we do; it also informs why and how we go about our work. The agency’s values have their origin in Catholic social teaching, but we do not expect or require that our employees or those we serve be Catholic or commit personally to an adherence to Catholic social teaching. Indeed, the vast majority of those we serve are not Catholic. Rather, we expect only that our employees understand and invest themselves in carrying out their work in a manner consistent with our values. We also hope and pray that this work will be an opportunity for faith formation—a means by which our clients, employees, and volunteers experience God and strengthen their relationship with Him.

Date & Location

Friday, Nov 19, 2021

Maggiano’s, The Boulevard
#2 The Boulevard
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117



Please RSVP no less than 5 days prior to event.

Joan Kane 618-781-5107
Shannon Vitali 618-600-3111


Networking and Lunch
Meatless options will be available

Kathy Fowler, MA, LPC

ED - Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

Good Shepherd has been serving the St. Louis region since 1831 and is a part of the Catholic Charities Federation in St. Louis. Their mission, to connect children with families and keep families connected, is achieved through adoption services, pregnancy and parenting support, a maternity shelter, and foster care services.

“The services we provide are crucial, especially in these challenging times. It is an honor to connect children with families, support youth as they navigate the foster care system, and help parents who are struggling,” Fowler said.
In 2019, Good Shepherd served 3,400 children and families throughout the St. Louis region, many with an annual household income of less than $10,000. The organization is currently expanding into other parts of Missouri.

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization licensed by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.



Questions or concerns please contact:
Joan Kane 618-781-5107
Shannon Vitali 618-600-3111

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