In 1975, a group of ladies from the Church of the Good Shepherd founded The Good Shepherd's Corner to support the community as a mission-driven resale shop. As a resale shop, The Corner gave the community a place to recycle gently used items while earning money through consignments. As a non-profit, The Good Shepherd's Corner supported the community in the form of grants to organizations like Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, Metro Ministries, Palmer Drug Abuse, The Food Bank.
Today, The Good Shepherd's Corner continues to operate as a resale shop while supporting its recently founded Acacia Work Program. The work program provides employment and job-training to at-risk women in an effort to provide stability and opportunity for themselves, their family, and the community.
Through our resale shop and work training program, community is at the heart of what we do.
Our Acacia Work Program partners with social workers to help at-risk women within the community.
As stewards of this planet, we aim to provide environmentally friendly options through our resale shop.
Acacia Work Program
Our Acacia Work Program is a bridge between job skills training and full employment for at-risk women in the community. The program seeks to prepare women for living-wage jobs so graduates will be able to support themselves and their families.
The job search training focuses on sales, customer service, and business skills, while also seeking to be a part of the healing of the whole person.
The women are recommended to us by their case managers and interviewed by our Program Director.