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, housing assistance, 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.
What We Do
Housing Reestablishment Program
The Re-establishment Program is becoming the onsite Transitional Housing Program funded by donors. To qualify for the program you must be a single homeless male over the age of 21 that needs case management. Services provided will be benefits assistance, employment assistance, job readiness and help with finding fair market housing. Clients must also need assistance with Case Management. It will be limited to 10-15 beds 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.
Housing Voucher Program:
The GSC Housing Voucher Program provides assistance to individuals, regardless of gender, experiencing homelessness who are in need of stable housing, using the housing first model. Programs available are: PSH-Permanent Supportive Housing and RRH-Rapid Rehousing
Applications are accepted on Mondays 9:30am-11:30am on a first come first serve basis. No more than 5 applications will be accepted per day. You must apply in person at 614 2nd St. NW 87102
New appliances in box (to reduce fire risk) and used housewares are needed for our Housing Programs as the financial assistance only provide for some of the clients' housing, not for the items needed to set up a home.
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. Call extension 200 for more information.
Overnight and temporary shelter for men
Showers are available. Check-in at 6 p.m. Checkout at 7 a.m. Call extension 100 for more information.
Respite beds for men recovering from illness or injury. Contact UNM Hospital or Healthcare for the Homeless for referrals. Call extension 108 for more information.
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 from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Clothing is distributed at 614 2nd street across from the Center from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call extension 100 for more information.
Monday through Fridays 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. pickup from the front desk at 218 Iron Ave. Call ext. 100 for more information.
Referrals for other community services available.
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We gladly accept donations of food, new or gently worn clothing (no used underwear or socks please), used housewares such as bedding and kitchenware, and new in-box small appliances (to reduce fire risk). Please no furniture as we are unable to store it.
Give us a call for more information at 505-243-2527.
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.
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.
Get in Touch
218 Iron Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
P.O. Box 749, Albuquerque, NM 87103
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
Click play to see a story of one of our Fresh Start graduates
The Original Home of the Center
The clothing room at work.
AA Meeting for the Fresh Start Program
The Original Home of the Center