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GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER

Respect for All Peoples Since 1951

218 Iron St. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

 

Welcome!

We are the Good Shepherd Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where hospitality is expressed to our homeless and less fortunate guests according to the goal of our founder, Brother Mathias: "Charity Unlimited" through addiction recovery, medical shelter, food, and clothing for those in need since 1951.
 
We strive to serve, with respect and compassion, the most vulnerable in our community by providing sustainable resources, services, and programs that meet the most basic needs.
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Update on COVID-19 Response 11/16/2021:
We're OPEN!
In order to safely minister to the vulnerable in our community, the following measures are in effect:
 
Overnight and Medical Respite Care Service are open!

Clothing room is open!

Community Meals are open!
 
Should the need arise, guests will self-quarantine as necessary to protect the health of all those working and residing at Good Shepherd Center.

Additional cleaning and health measures are in effect for all staff and guests.

We appreciate your support of Good Shepherd's Mission to help those most in need in Albuquerque!
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Good Shepherd Center’s new Housing Reestablishment Program provides male guests with no or unsafe housing with three months of on-site resident preparation to reintegrate into the community. We will work with guests to find a safe and stable home and work toward skills to gain and maintain employment. All personal needs provided for in this program.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Nate at (505) 243-2527 ext. 209. 

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What We Do

Our Services

NEW! Housing Reestablishment Program

Good Shepherd Center’s new Housing Reestablishment Program provides male guests with no or unsafe housing with three months of on-site resident preparation to reintegrate into the community. We will work with guests to find a safe and stable home and work toward skills to gain and maintain employment. All personal needs provided for in this program.
 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Nate at (505) 243-2527 ext. 209. 

Fresh Start Substance Abuse Recovery

A comprehensive in-house substance abuse recovery program of at least 6 months duration. Intake is throughout the week, Monday-Friday 9am-12 noon and 12:30-2 p.m.

Overnight and temporary shelter for men

Showers are available. Check-in at 6 p.m. Checkout at 7 a.m.

 

Respite beds

Respite beds for men recovering from illness or injury. Contact UNM Hospital or Healthcare for the Homeless for referrals.

Daily meals

These meals are open to everyone on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  On Saturdays the meal is served at 11:30 a.m. to noon. 

 

Men's clothing 

Clothing is distributed 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday hours limited to 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

 

Mail service

Monday through Fridays  2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. pickup. 

 

Referrals

Referrals for other community services available.

 

To Donate

The link above charges no fees for your donation through direct PayPal to PayPal transfer.

 

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards through the link below and your contribution is tax deductible.

If you would like to make a one time or recurring gift by credit card, in memory of a loved one, or leave a comment for us with your donation, please use the following link, no PayPal required:

For direct goods donations please see our Amazon Wishlist:

Our Mission and Vision
To serve, with respect and compassion, the most vulnerable in our community by providing sustainable resources, services, and programs that meet the most basic needs.

Our Values

Hospitality

Create an environment where people can feel welcomed, comfortable, understood, esteemed, and loved.

Respect

Recognize the richness of God’s gifts and His presence in every person regardless of age, situation in life, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Quality

Work toward creating centers of excellence, fostering continuous improvement.

Responsibility

Encourage cooperation as a way of promoting standards of competence, efficiency, and accountability as we carry out our duties in the Mission.

Spirituality

Nurture a brighter, happier, and richer life in time of suffering and struggle; empowering confidence in living with joy.

God is Good

Get in Touch

218 Iron Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

P.O. Box 749, Albuquerque, NM  87103

 

   gsc@gscnm.org

Phone 505-243-2527

Fax 505-243-8267

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But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

 

1 Chronicles 29:14

News & Noteworthy

COVID-19 Response Update

COVID-19 closures are a thing of the past! All services are back to normal and available to the community.

Most employees have been vaccinated, including a booster, as have many of our long-term guests. Every vaccine protects both the patient and those around them. Thank you to the State of New Mexico for seeing that our congregate housing facility received vaccinations as quickly as possible to prevent rapid spread.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!

Our 71st Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner is on for 2022!

After two years of COVID-19-induced pauses, we are proud to announce that we will be having a full dinner this upcoming year. The celebration will take place at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on Saturday the 12th of March, just before St. Patrick's Day. As in past years, there will be food, games, and entertainment for all! Meals are available both as regular sit down eating as well as to-go orders for enjoying at your own table. 

Tickets are available online and at the door.

For more information on how you can become a sponsor for the event, please contact Heather at 505-243-2527 ext 303.

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Our community

The Original Home of the Center
The Original Home of the Center

The Original Home of the Center

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Clothing Room at Work
Clothing Room at Work

The clothing room at work.

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AA Meeting for Fresh Start
AA Meeting for Fresh Start

AA Meeting for the Fresh Start Program

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The Original Home of the Center
The Original Home of the Center

The Original Home of the Center

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