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, Monday-Friday 9-2 p.m. **Temporarily closed to new applicants.**
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 available.
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News & Noteworthy
COVID-19 Response Update
Thank you so much to our donors that have been so generous to us. We know that life—including finances—are uncertain right now, but your help keeps our door open to those most in need.
While the overnight shelter is currently closed, our on-site residence substance-abuse treatment and medical respite care are still in full swing, as are our community meal and clothing room.
We are now able to accept clothing and food donations and the clothing room is once again open to the community. New men's boxers/boxer-briefs in Medium and Large are especially needed.
Too many fruits or veggies? We gladly accept fresh garden produce that might otherwise to go waste.
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. Temporary 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.
Physical donations, both of food and goods, are gratefully accepted now that the COVID-19 has calmed down. Please do be vigilant though, as we are not all clear yet.
Please stay safe while regulations are loosened and we are able to move around and resume some almost-normal activities!