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Hospitality, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Spirituality

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.

Those we help in our mission to aid those most in need.

Housing 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  

Fresh Start Substance Abuse Recovery

A comprehensive in-house substance abuse recovery program of at least 6 months duration. Intake is throughout the week, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am - 11am. 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

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.

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 from 11:30 a.m. to noon. 


Men's clothing 

Clothing is distributed at 614 2nd street across from the Center from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call extension 100 for more information.


Mail service

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.


What We Do

Our Services

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:

We gladly accept donations of food, new or gently worn clothing (no used underwear or socks please), blankets, used house goods such as bedding and kitchenware, and new in-box small appliances (to reduce fire risk). Please call ahead for furniture donations as it requires special handling.


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.

Our Values


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       

Phone 505-243-2527

Fax 505-243-8267

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