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.
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.
Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day as we remember those who have fallen to preserve freedom!
In order to safely minister to the vulnerable in our community, the following measures are in effect:
Update on COVID-19 Response 5/24/2020:
We are welcoming overnight vulnerable guests by referral only and we are ministering to
medical respite guests Fresh Start substance abuse recovery guests, both new and existing.
New Medical Respite and Fresh Start guests must first test negative for COVID-19
within two days of applying for help from Good Shepherd Center.
All non-essential staff has been dismissed from daily duties.
Please bear with delays and we apologize for the inconvenience.
In an effort to halt the spread of disease, all guests and staff must wear masks in accordance with State mandated law. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting are strongly encouraged.
Should the need arise, guests will self-quarantine as necessary to protect the health of all those working and residing at Good Shepherd Center.
ALL Private Material Donations remain suspended except for Amazon orders
Corporate donors may continue to donate
All community hot meals will be served to-go and are now available Monday through Saturday
Additional cleaning measures are in effect for all staff and guests
Clothing room is now open with enhanced cleaning measures.
Shopping at Smith's Food and Drug? You can help us with every purchase! Go here to sign up for their rewards program. Click on "Inspiring Donations" and enter the code XN585 to share a small portion of Smith's proceeds.
We appreciate your support and hope to return to normal service soon.
Until then, stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands!
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.
What We Do
Fresh Start Substance Abuse Recovery
A comprehensive in-house substance abuse recovery program of at least 6 months duration. Intake is throughout the week. **Must have a negative COVID-19 test within the last two days of admittance**
Overnight Shelter for men
Overnight Shelter for men only by referral.
Medical respite beds
Medical respite beds for men recovering from illness or injury. Contact UNM Hospital or Healthcare for the Homeless. **Must have a negative COVID-19 test within the last two days of admittance**
Community meals for all Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. and 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, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday hours limited to 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Monday through Fridays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. pickup. Saturday 8 a.m. through noon.
Referrals for other community services.
The link above charges no fees for your donation.
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards through PayPal. Your contribution is tax deductible.
If you would like to make a donation by credit card, in memory of a loved one, or leave a comment for us with your donation, please use the following link:
For direct goods donations please see our Amazon Wishlist:
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
COVID-19 Response Update
Good Shepherd Center is rolling with the punches at COVID-19 whips through town. While we cannot accept physical donations due to health concerns, we are accepting donations through Amazon through our wish list here.
We have also opened up our doors for a 3 p.m. meal on Thursday to make serve Monday through Saturday to better minister to our community.
Overnight guests are now welcome but only upon referral.
Back to Business
We at the Good Shepherd Center are in frequent contact with City officials and are following the best practices laid out by them to decrease the impacts of the virus. Please see updates on City regulations at their website. For information on New Mexico's state efforts, please go to this website.
Please stay safe and maintain healthy habits to protect yourself, as well as those around you.
We continue to minister to those most in need through our Fresh Start Substance Abuse Program as well as Medical Respite through Healthcare for the Homeless. Overnight shelter for men is on a case by case basis. All incoming guests must have a negative test result for COVID-19 within two days before admittance to protect the safety of both our guests and coworkers.
Due to safety concerns we must refrain from accepting donations from the public; however, corporate donations ares still accepted. We appreciate you generous support but we ask that all donation be through our Amazon wishlist here.
Please stay safe while regulations are loosened and we are able to move around and resume some almost-normal activities!