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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! 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.
Good Shepherd Center's 70th Anniversary
Celebration of Faith and Service
Honoring St. Patrick and Our Founder, Brother Mathias
While we are unable to gather in our traditional dinner due to COVID-19 restrictions, join us ONLINE right here on the website
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
For more information please click HERE
Update on COVID-19 Response 3/2/2021:
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 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.
In an effort to halt the spread of disease, only strictly necessary staff are working on site.
 
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!

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:

For direct goods donations please see our Amazon Wishlist:

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

We continue to follow strict cleaning and sanitizing protocols and thus far have sheltered Good Shepherd Center from cases of COVID-19.

Our capacity has  been lowered to a total of 60 guests at any time to allow for social distancing. Also, meal times are staggered so as to follow optimal health and safety.

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 Resettlement 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

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