GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER
Respect for All Peoples Since 1951
218 Iron St. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
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 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.
Fixed as of 7/1!
New Hiring Posting for a Clinical Director!
Are you a compassionate professional mental health and substance abuse counselor looking for an opportunity to transform the lives of men experiencing addiction to drugs and alcohol? If you are, the Good Shepherd Center will have an opening for a full-time Clinical Director beginning September 20, 2021. If selected, you will be empowered to manage and deliver the counseling services for men participating in a six-month recovery program. You will be working in a highly supportive, respectful, and serene environment, serving a small cohort of clients who are in residence at this Albuquerque, New Mexico facility that has been serving vulnerable members of society continuously over the past 70 years. If this opportunity appeals to you, please read and respond to the job announcement below.
Update on COVID-19 Response 7/22/2021:
In order to safely minister to the vulnerable in our community, the following measures are in effect:
**We are only able to accept new and in-package clothing and food donations**
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.
Should the need arise, guests will self-quarantine as necessary to protect the health of all those working and residing at Good Shepherd Center.
We are back to the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday schedule.
Additional cleaning and health measures are in effect for all staff and guests.
We appreciate your support of Good Shepherd's Mission to help those most in need!
We thank our benefactors for their continued support!
What We Do
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.
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.
Community meals for all Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Men's clothing *Currently Closed*
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 2 p.m to 3:30 p.m. pickup.
Referrals for other community services available.
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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.
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.
God is Good
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 returning to our Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday schedule and all meals will be served inside so that our guests can get out of the heat and enjoy their meals.
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 and facility safety is evaluated.
Back to Business
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.
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The Original Home of the Center
The clothing room at work.
AA Meeting for the Fresh Start Program
The Original Home of the Center