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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

PASSION It is through the dedication of our full-time staff that we are able to provide day to day leadership for the organization and vital services to our clients. It is the staff who guide volunteers, track inventory, and manage the budget. Above all, staff is present every day at Shepherd’s Table,maintaining the personal, engaged atmosphere that clients become familiar with. Since 1983, Shepherd’s Table has been a solid, reliable foundation for our clients and we hope to continue providing that sense of safety for years to come.

COMMITMENT Leadership for Shepherd’s Table is provided by our Board of Directors. This dedicated group of people is the connective tissue to the community bringing their talents, skills and passion from business, faith and non-profit sectors. The Board shepherds the vision of the organization and spreads the good news of the works of Shepherd’s Table.

A Brief History

A Brief History

CONNECT It’s hard to notice, sometimes, those people sitting near your office building or at the Metro entrance. In Montgomery County—one of the richest counties in the nation–homelessness is often forgotten.

COMPASSION It is estimated that 2.1 million adults in the US experience homelessness over the course of a year. About 10% of those are chronically homeless, usually as a result of mental illness, substance abuse, or other protracted disabilities. These chronically homeless individuals account for up to 50% of those seeking emergency shelter.

DIGNITY When our guests arrive at Shepherd’s Table, they are reminded that they are welcomed here — not because they are homeless — but because they are just like us. Friendships develop between clients and volunteers because we recognize the humanity of the homeless.