Great Start Foundation Inc.

A Nonprofit Organization

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A Community
Organization That Cares


About Us

Great Start Foundation was founded by Jennifer Shepherd in August 2017. Jennifer’s a graduate from Wayne State University with a B.S in Psychology. I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social work at Walden University and the Executive Director and Program Coordinator for Great Start Maternal Infant Health Program. Along my journey, I faced many challenges and road blocks along the way. I was 19 yrs. old when I gave birth to my daughter and as a young mother, I was also a victim of domestic violence, received government assistance, and faced a period of homelessness with a 2yr old. With the support of the Maternal Infant Health Program, I was provided with support and guidance. I understand the struggles many families face daily. I am forever, humble, grateful and conscience of the person I am today. I am driven and determined to help others along their journey.

If you're interested in learning more about Great Start Foundation Inc. and our services, don't hesitate to call or email us. We are happy to answer all of your questions.