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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.
 
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.
New Housing Reestablishment Program!
NEW! Good Shepherd Center’s 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. Must have a negative COVID-19 test result within the last 72 hours of appointment.
Update on COVID-19 Response 4/14/2021:
In order to safely minister to the vulnerable in our community, the following measures are in effect:
**We are still unable to accept physical donations except for packaged new items**
 
We are opening our doors to overnight and short term stay guests by referral from other agencies and we are ministering to Medical Respite, Housing Reestablishment, and Fresh Start substance abuse recovery guests, both new and existing.
Clothing room is closed temporarily.
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.
 
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 community hot meals will be served to-go and are now available Monday through Saturday.
 
Additional cleaning and health measures are in effect for all staff and guests.
We appreciate your support and hope to find a new normal soon.
Until then, stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands!

We thank our benefactors for their continued support!

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. Must have a negative COVID-19 test result within the last 72 hours of appointment.

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

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**

 

Daily meals

Community meals for all Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. and  Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

 

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  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. pickup. Saturday 8 a.m. through noon.

 

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 below and 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, no PayPal required:

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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

While COVID-19 has altered our business practices, we continue to provide services to the less fortunate in our community. Meals are still provided every day except for Sunday, but are served to-go instead of indoor dining. Addictions recovery continues as usual with great care to screen for possible COVID-19 exposure and illness.

Most employees have been vaccinated, 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.

We are currently unable to accept donations from private and group donors with the exception of new and in-package items. We will resume regular donation protocol after the current State Quarantine rules expire.

Back to Business

COVID-19 may still be at the center of everyone's mind, but there are those who still need help. Good Shepherd Center is dedicated to serving the community to the best of our ability. As such, we are continuing our substance-abuse treatment and medical respite care and adding another resource for those in need: our new Housing Reestablishment Program. In this program men will stay on-site while they find stability such as identification, any benefits they are entitle to, as well as employment and schooling. Once these are complete, they will find permanent housing and find their place in society again in a stable environment.

 

As such, in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque, we are beginning this new service.

We are currently unable to accept donations from private and group donors with the exception of new and in-package items. We will resume regular donation protocol after the current State Quarantine rules expire.

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©2020 Good Shepherd Center 

All donations are tax deductible

We promise to keep all your information confidential—never sold or shared.

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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

Our Tax ID is: 85-0384940

The Original Home of the Center

The Original Home of the Center