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Who We Are

The Shepherd’s Staff is a Christian Outreach and Support Center Serving the Needy in Carroll County, Maryland.
Our base of operation is a former residence located at 30 Carroll Street in Westminster, MD,
across from Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.


The Shepherd’s Staff ministry continually strives to effectively respond to people in their time of need.
Our focus is to provide temporary assistance to resolve short-term problems and
empower people to seek more permanent solutions for social and economic self-sufficiency.

Our Past, Present, and Future

The vision for a cooperative crisis center began in 1989 with the Westminster Ministerium. Our existence is intertwined with local churches, organizations, businesses, schools, and individuals that support this grassroots ministry with financial contributions, product / service donations, and hundreds of hours of volunteerism. The Shepherd’s Staff provides a wide range of outreach programs and services. Share our brochure with others in your organization.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, The Shepherd’s Staff does not receive funding from federal, state, or county agencies and, therefore, is totally dependent on community generosity and its own fundraising efforts. Year after year, our doorway has become more crowded with those in trouble and whose needs often stretch our resources to the limit. To meet the growing short and long-term needs of those we serve, our outreach programs and services depend on your in-kind support, volunteerism, prayers, and dollars. Our yearly statistics, Gifts of Charity, tell a compelling story.

The Staff and Board of Directors believe that by concentrating on the smaller kindnesses that are needed for everyday living, we provide a sense of peace that can often be the first step towards relieving a crisis and begin healing.