Shepherd’s Gate became part of the Miracle Hill family on February 14, 1993. That very first evening, a baby boy was born to a woman staying in the shelter, christening Shepherd’s Gate as a place of hope for women in dire need across the Upstate. Women are part of the fastest growing group in the homeless population. They come to our shelters because of abuse, poverty, abandonment, and/or addiction. While here, guests receive food, shelter, spiritual counseling, access to local human service agencies, educational opportunities, and even more importantly – hope through Jesus Christ. In addition, because many are mothers, they receive support and instruction as they care for their children.