Friends of Good Shepherd International supports the work of the Good Shepherd Foundation of Montego Bay, Mustard Seed Communities, and the Archbishop of Kingston's charities.
Charities we serve include:
Hope Hospice is located in Montego Bay and provides care and shelter for persons who are ill, HIV/AIDS infected and have no lodging and in desperate need of medical care. Since its inception, patients with the stigma of HIV/AIDS have had their dignity restored before making the transition to the glory of God.
The Good Shepherd Foundation medical services will be relocated onto the property of then Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Montego Bay. Construction began in January 2012. The new medical centre will have the following departments: medical, dental, orthopedic, physical rehabilitation and a pharmacy. The majority of patients are the working poor, and ninety percent are uninsured. Medical services are provided at a very low cost but no one is turned away because of the inability to pay. It is a medical solace for people who cannot be seen or cared for anywhere else. Over 20,000 patients are seen annually.
You have the opportunity to support our efforts with the completion of the construction by donating toward the "Wall of Friends", a permanent wall installation that will add charm to the entrance way of the Good Shepherd Foundation Medical Centre for years to come. Wall of Friends donors start at U.S. $1,000 and all donations are tax deductible.
Since its inception, the Fund has assisted many children financially to attend school at all levels starting with primary, secondary and up to University level. Funds provide tuition, school uniforms, lunch money, transportation and books.
The St. Elizabeth Infirmary located in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth is home to 58 elderly residents, some who are physically and mentally disabled. The Mayor of St. Elizabeth gratefully acknowledges the assistance received so far from FOGS of two commercial washing machines, adult diapers, industrial blender, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.
Mustard Seed Communities began in 1978 in the impoverished community of Mona Common on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica, as a home for a handful of abandoned and disabled children. Today they serve over 500 children, young adults and families who belong to the most vulnerable groups in Jamaican society. The populations of their homes include children and young adults with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS and teen mothers along with their babies.