Good Shepherd Manor is a residential facility for 124 men with developmental disabilities in Momence, IL, about 45 miles south of Chicago. The Brothers of the Good Shepherd and the staff of professional personnel are involved with the high standards of caring for the residents. The Brothers were founded in 1951 to help the less fortunate, and operate other programs in the United States, Canada, Ireland and England.
The Manor offers academic and vocational stimulation to prevent regression and to develop skills. Programs and daily activities for the men to stimulate the body, mind and spirit include broad range health care, instruction in academics, functional life skills, leisure and living skills, vocational training, regular recreation in a large gymnasium and on an athletic field, and Special Olympics competition.
A Work Center allows the men to perform appropriate jobs in a workshop setting for local industry, giving the residents meaningful work. Services performed for industry are sorting, packaging, repackaging, labeling, assembling and mailing.
Our growth has included extensive phases of building handicapped-accessible group homes, including a group home for residents with Alzheimer's Disease or related symptoms. In 2004 Good Shepherd Manor's 7000 square foot infirmary opened to provide on-site medical facilities, wellness care, nursing care, rehabilitative services, medical supplies and prescription medications to the residents. Funds are continually sought to offset the expense of health care services which also includes physician contracts, medical trips, and medical care provided to the residents with diminished financial means. This allows us to continue to meet the needs of our residents as they age.
With the support of individual donations and fund raising events, we are able to meet the challenge of providing for the residents who are aging and facing changing needs. Your patronage of these events helps to guarantee a secure future for the Manor as it endeavors to provide the best care for its residents.