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, overnight and medical shelter, food, and clothing for those in need.
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What We Do
Fresh Start Substance Abuse Recovery
A comprehensive in-house substance abuse recovery program of at least 6 months duration. Intake is on Wednesday at 8 a.m.
Overnight Shelter for men
Overnight Shelter for men, admittance begins at 5 p.m.
Medical respite beds
Medical respite beds for men recovering from illness or injury. Contact UNM Hospital or Healthcare for the Homeless.
Community meals for all Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday served at 3 p.m. Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Clothing is distributed 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Thursday hours limited to 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Monday through Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. pickup. Saturday 8 a.m. through noon.
Referrals for other community services.
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Called to follow the Gospel mandate of Jesus to love God and neighbor, we the Brothers of St. John of God join the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of Good Shepherd Center in a mission of Hospitality and direct services to our most vulnerable members of society.
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.
Create an environment where people can feel welcomed, comfortable, understood, esteemed, and loved.
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.
Work toward creating centers of excellence, fostering continuous improvement.
Encourage cooperation as a way of promoting standards of competence, efficiency, and accountability as we carry out our duties in the Mission.
Nurture a brighter, happier, and richer life in time of suffering and struggle; empowering confidence in living with joy.
News & Noteworthy
Latest News: The Cold is Settling in for the Winter!
With the cold here to stay, we are in desperate need of warm coats, sweaters, hats and gloves. As usual, blankets and sleeping bags are much appreciated as well.
Check out our new Thanksgiving newsletter—check it out before it hits your mailbox!
The Holidays are Upon Us!
We here at Good Shepherd have been busy over the Thanksgiving holiday! We shared over 185 meals with our brunch holiday guests despite the snowstorm blanketing the streets. We are busy preparing for our Christmas season and look forward to helping our community in any way we are able. It is through your support that we are able to help our guests through recovery support, safe shelter, warm clothing, and hot food.
With the addition of two counselors to the Fresh Start Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, all our resident programmers are regularly seen by their case managers and further assisted in finding education, employment, and housing upon their graduation. Furthermore, 100% of projected graduating guests have either applied or are approved for housing upon leaving the program.
The luminarias (or farolitos for you Northerners) are up and glowing at night, setting the mood for the season. But that season is growing colder. Our men are faced with several challenges: find an overnight shelter that may or may not be out of room, or shelter in the place where they are outside. We are over capacity due to the cold, leaving our guests to seek shelter elsewhere. For those who we cannot accommodate overnight, the donated blankets and jackets are all that we can give. Gloves, hats, and shoes also are high on the list of needed items for the season.