Organized in November 2011 by a concerned citizen who formed a board of directors, each were individually burdened by the hurt they saw in their community.
The founder recognized many echelons of need in the Montrose community:
- Homelessness, resident and transient
- Low income; minimum wage workers, senior retirees, unemployed
- "Couch surfers", high school students, estranged from parents
- Short term "situational homeless."
The board desired to assist in this area and so Shepherd's Hand evolved.
The Shepherd's Hand, Inc. can provide these many services because of the many volunteers and financial contributions of individuals, businesses, churches and foundations. The Shepherd's Hand, Inc. has no paid staff.