Making the decision to move into
a senior living community can be overwhelming.
You don’t have to go through the experience alone.

The basic information we provide on our website is a starting point;
each individual has different wants, needs, and
Our Welcome Center is here to help navigate
the many options available to personalize your journey;
call us at (320) 259-3476 or email us at


Shepherd Court Apartments are for adults age 55 and better. You can choose from six different floor plans of one or two bedroom apartments. Extra conveniences are included in the rent such as weekly cleaning of your kitchen and bathroom and Satellite TV.

Subsidized Apartments

By participating in HUD (Housing and Urban Development) programs, we are able to meet the needs of low and very low income/disabled seniors. Our Sauk Rapids campus offers three income based apartment buildings to adults 62 years old and better, Good Shepherd Apartments, Shepherd Oak and Shepherd Oak West.

Below are some of the most common questions we receive, along with our answers.
Our Housing Manager will provide you with information that pertains specifically to you or your loved one.
call us at (320) 259-3476 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions

How do I obtain more information or arrange for a tour?
To schedule a tour or obtain more information, please call the Good Shepherd Welcome Center at 320-259-3476 or email us at You can also request additional information by submitting the contact us form (/contact-us) within this website.


Do I have to be Lutheran to live the Good Shepherd Community?
At Good Shepherd, we welcome people of all faiths.


Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed at Shepherd of Grace-Becker campus.


Is smoking permitted?
The Good Shepherd Community is smoke-free on both the Sauk Rapids campus and the Becker campus. Smoking is prohibited by residents and guests in all areas of the buildings and grounds, including individual residences.

Apartment Questions

How much does it cost to be in the apartments?
At Good Shepherd Sauk Rapids, market rate (or private pay) rents range from $1,105.00 to $1,322.00 per month depending on the size. We also have 3 HUD subsidized apartment buildings where rent is based on 30% of adjusted gross income, after meeting income qualifications.


Who can live in an apartment?
Market rate (or private pay) apartments are for adults age 55+. Subsidized apartments are for adults age 62+.


Is there a waiting list?
Market rate (or private pay): We typically do have waiting lists, however, there is no cost and no risk to put a name on any of our lists. Simply fill out an application. Once your name comes to the top of the list and you are offered and accept an apartment, there is a small application fee charged to process the application, conduct a criminal background check and any landlord verifications.

Subsidized: We typically do have waiting lists. Simply fill out an application to put your name on the list. Once your name comes to the top of the list and you are offered and accept an apartment, you complete a final income verification process prior to accepting the apartment.

Whether you would like an occasional meal or three scheduled meals daily, Good Shepherd Nutrition Services offers meal options to meet
your needs. We can provide you with the option for a noon meal, or you can choose a comprehensive meal plan. Comprehensive plans offer
two or three meals per day, five or seven days a week. There is also a weekend-only option available.


Excellent food, wonderful conversation, and the warm companionship of friends make every meal both precious and delicious.
Guests are always more than welcome to join us also ~ the more the merrier!  For more information or if you have any questions,
please contact Franki at 320.259.3482


Good Shepherd Nutrition Services offers a variety of catered event options to tenants and family.

  • Yogurt
  • Fruit
  • Muffin or caramel roll
  • Juice and coffee
  • Cold cut or chicken salad on croissant, artisan bread or bread
  • Pasta salad
  • Fruit
  • Cookie
  • Beverage
  • Salad bar
  • Baked potato bar
  • Hot dish or casserole
  • Soup & salad
  • Soup & sandwich
  • Hamburger bar
  • Taco bar

Lettuce Shop for You

If you find it difficult to get out to the store, or you are baking and find yourself lacking a few key ingredients, Lettuce Shop For You may be the perfect answer. We keep a few items regularly on hand for our apartment tenants to purchase.

  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Fruit
  • Chips
  • Oatmeal
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Ice Cream
  • Juice
  • Pies
  • Cookies
  • Soda

Take & Bake Pizzas

Our pizza is made to your specifications upon ordering. We offer 12″ and 16″ crust with whatever toppings you are craving.  Built from scratch with three optional sauces, our mouth-watering pizzas will satisfy any appetite.

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Canadian bacon
  • Onions
  • Green peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Pineapple
  • Extra cheese
  • Chicken
  • Fresh basil
  • Parmesan cheese

Call the Welcome Center for more information 320.259.3476