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Hidden Heroes – Aimmie Jenkins

"When we take care of ourselves first, we are so much more effective at helping our husbands. Caring for us is easily forgotten; but it is essential! It is not selfish, but it is scary." Read the whole story

WOWO’s Penny Pitch

WOWO's first big fundraising push will be during the Fort Wayne Komets hockey game on November 23. WOWO staffers and Shepherd's House volunteers will be accepting donations before and after the game.


Shepherds House from The Chapel


Veteran marries after finding hope at Shepherd’s House

Written By: Jamie Duffy Date: April 24, 2016 The weather was perfect Sunday when the bride, Samantha Hicks, walked down the aisle and up the steps with her stepfather, Jimy Crouse. Guests were seated in front of the stone railing draped in white tulle, blue ribbon and flowers at The Shepherd's House on Tennessee Avenue. They watched as the groom, Brandon Krontz, 31, stood on the flag-draped porch, awaiting his bride. Nearly 100 family members, friends and veterans, many of whom reside at the Shepherd's House, were there to watch as Tracey Barr, house manager and ordained minister, officiated with her husband, Kenny, also a house manager. A full ...

Shepherd’s House was a life-changer for Keeler

Written By: Joe Shouse Date: November 09, 2016 FORT WAYNE – We live in a world where drugs are prevalent in all directions and places. It's not just large cities or far away lands but it is near - very near. No town, no community, no family is exempt from the horror of drugs, drug addiction, and even alcohol abuse. Talk to any law enforcement group and they will tell you drugs is life's detour that will destroy. In the sleepy communities of Paulding County, the pain that drug and alcohol abuse brings is very much alive. In the midst of destruction, whether it be hooked on heroin or drinking “one more” in order to sleep at night, there is ...

Sagamore Award

Sagamore Award from The Journal Gazette on Vimeo.

Shepherd’s House wins praise for makeover

Written By: Jeff Wiehe Date: June 18, 2010 The chairman of the local GOP spoke, offering some heartfelt words about his own family, and the governor offered praise about what’s being done at Shepherd’s House, a transitional living facility for veterans just north of downtown. But the newspaper reporters and television cameramen on Tuesday all wanted to speak to Barbara Cox. "I am beyond excited," said Cox, the co-founder of the facility. "This is the best day in the history of Shepherd’s House." What brought Steve Shine, head of the Allen County Republican Party, and Gov. Mike Pence to the front porch of the Tennessee Avenue former-hospital...

Shepherd’s House: A respite for veterans

Written By: KPC News Service Date: August 16, 2016 FORT WAYNE — Gov. Mike Pence, state Rep. Dennis Zent and judges Frances Gull, Tom Felts and John Surbeck recently visited Shepherd’s House, a transitional living center for homeless veterans struggling with addictions. The visitors were there presumably to tour the facility at 519 Tennessee Ave. The real reason, it turned out, was to present the Sagamore of the Wabash award to founders Lonnie and Barb Cox. Taken completely by surprise, Barb Cox said “we were in shock.” She added, “We were very pleased that the work we’ve been doing here in helping homeless veterans reclaim their lives ...

Shepherd’s House founders awarded Sagamores

Written By: Jamie Duffy Date: June 23, 2016 As judges and other dignitaries arrived Wednesday, Barb Cox started to wonder what was going on as she waited for Gov. Mike Pence to visit the Shepherd’s House. “This doesn’t feel like a tour,” she said while her husband, Lonnie, chatted with Allen Superior Court judges John Surbeck and Fran Gull, State Rep. Dennis Zent, R-Angola, and Shepherd’s House board president Jane Surbeck. However, this wasn’t just a tour. Both Barb and Lonnie Cox, founders of Shepherd’s House, a faith-based rehabilitation center for veterans, were about to receive the Sagamore of the Wabash. It is the highest ...

Governor honors Shepherd’s House founders

Written By: WANE Staff Reports Date: June 23, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Governor Mike Pence visited a home for men recovering from addiction to award its founders with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. Co-founders of the Shepherd’s House, Lonnie and Barbara Cox, were surprised with the honor on Wednesday afternoon. The governor toured the Tennessee Avenue facility and visited with people staying there. "To those who find themselves struggling with addictions a place like Shepherd’s House is truly remarkable and special," Pence said. "And it’s just inspiring to be around." The Shepherd's House is a residential and transitional home for men, ...