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Shepherd’s Village Honors Founder Dr. Phyllis Alderman

Shepherd’s Village Honors Founder Dr. Phyllis Alderman

Shepherd’s Village, a beacon of hope for single mother families based in Largo, FL, is honoring its founder, Dr. Phyllis Alderman, as she retires at the end of this year. Dr. Alderman's unwavering commitment and dedication to building a community that supports single mothers and their children have left an indelible mark on Pinellas County.

As a child of a single-parent family, Dr. Alderman understood the plight of single motherhood from an era when single parenting was not well understood. “There was nowhere a mother could turn, and finding housing was nearly impossible,” Alderman reflected. With just $60 in a bank account and a profound vision for ministry, Shepherd's Village emerged. Dr. Alderman's selfless efforts over the past thirty-two years have impacted countless lives by offering a fresh start to single-mother families. 

Executive Director April McKnight stated, “Phyllis’s legacy is woven into everything we stand for at Shepherd’s Village. We owe our existence to her vision, leadership, and unwavering faith. Her legacy extends beyond the next generation as we strive to reach more single mothers and support them on their journey towards a confident future.”

In celebration of Dr. Alderman's legacy, Shepherd’s Village invited Dr. Alderman’s friends, family, and supporters to contribute to the legacy gift campaign this Christmas. The campaign aims to raise funds that will continue to make a lasting impact on generations to come. 


Based in Tampa Bay, FL, Shepherd’s Village stands in the gap for single mothers and their children. While we are the only faith-based single-mother housing program in Pinellas County, Florida, we have expanded our free online offerings so more women across the country can experience healing, safety, and restoration. With our partners' help, we can reach two generations at once and make an impact that will outlive us.

There is hope beyond the brokenness and confusion caused by divorce, separation, death, or never having been married. If you know a single mother in need, please direct them to our website for life-changing resources: 

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