May 18, 2016
by Kahaliah Richards
After 30 years in the Dental Community, as a Dental Speaker lecturing in North America and internationally, I retired in 2015. Following my wonderful career, I wanted to give back and volunteer with women. Good Shepherd offered me the opportunity to donate my time and energy to its Women’s Services program.
I didn’t realize how many women need our help and support. Good Shepherd Women’s Services provides a place of safety and support for women and children dealing with abuse, violence, homelessness, mental illness, and poverty. In addition to two emergency shelters, services include second stage housing, vocational support, counselling and wellness programs that help women and children move beyond abuse to establish stable and healthy lives in the community.
I am so proud to be a part of the commitment to women and children who are living in circumstances that leave them vulnerable. The results of the Women’s Services program are amazing. Many of the women have changed their lives with the support of Good Shepherd’s compassionate staff and volunteers.
I am one of the fundraisers for the annual Good Shepherd Golf Classic to be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016. I am asking for your support to raise funds to help Good Shepherd provide services that help women and children emerge from their personal crises and become proud members of the community. Will you help us?