History

In 2006, the Boards of Directors of four agencies operating under the auspices of Catholic Charities voted to merge with the intention of forming a more efficient system for delivering much-needed services to children and families in St. Louis and surrounding areas.

The newly merged entity was originally incorporated as Catholic Services for Children & Youth and in July 2007, with the approval of Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, the name was changed to Good Shepherd Children & Family Services.

The original four agencies - Catholic Services for Children & Youth , Fr. Dunne’s Newsboys Home , St Joseph’s Home & Family Services and Marian Hall /Villa Maria - had a rich history of providing quality services that dates back to 1834 and continues today.

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.

Father Dunne's Old Newsboys Home

Fr. Dunne’s old Newsboys Home, a Catholic Charities agency providing residential services for boys in foster care, ages 12-21, was one of five  agencies that merged to form Good Shepherd Children & Family Services in 2006.

Marian Hall

Marian Hall, a Catholic Charities agency providing residential services to girls in foster care, ages 12-21, was one of five agencies that merged to form Good Shepherd Children & Family Services in 2006.

 

Villa Maria

Villa Maria, a Catholic Charities agency serving pregnant and parenting girls in foster care,  was one of five agencies that merged to form Good Shepherd Children & Family Services in 2006.

 

Catholic Services for Children & Youth (CSCY)

Catholic Services for Children & Youth (CSCY), a Catholic Charities agency providing services in the areas of foster care, adoption, expectant parent support and mentoring, was one of five agencies that merged to form Good Shepherd Children & Family Services in 2006.

St. Joseph's Home & Family Services

St. Joseph’s Home & Family Services, a Catholic Charities agency assisting foster youth in the transition from residential care back into to the community, was one of five agencies that merged to form Good Shepherd Children & Family Services in 2006.