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, overnight and 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.
During this time of social distancing, the following measures are in effect:
Update on COVID-19 Response 4/1/2020:
Due to reduced capacity, we are no longer able to house overnight guests until at least April 30th
while we minister to our 64 medical respite and Fresh Start substance abuse recovery guests.
New Medical Respite guests must first test negative for COVID-19 upon release from the hospital before admittance.
All non-essential staff has been dismissed from daily duties so donation processing will be delayed,
we apologize for the inconvenience
In an effort to halt the spread of disease, all guests and staff are being encouraged to wash their hands frequently and to self-quarantine as necessary to protect the health of all those working and residing at Good Shepherd Center.
ALL Private Material Donations remain suspended, including from churches and other groups.
Corporate donors may continue to donate
All community meals will be served to-go
All admissions to Fresh Start Substance Abuse Treatment are suspended
Additional cleaning measures are in effect for all staff and guests
Clothing room is closed.
We appreciate your support and hope to return to normal service soon.
Until then, stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands!
What We Do
Fresh Start Substance Abuse Recovery
A comprehensive in-house substance abuse recovery program of at least 6 months duration. Intake is on Wednesday at 8 a.m. **suspended through April 7th**
Overnight Shelter for men
Overnight Shelter for men, admittance begins at 5 p.m.
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, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday served at 3 p.m. 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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. pickup. Saturday 8 a.m. through noon.
Referrals for other community services.
The link above charges no fees for your donation.
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards through PayPal. 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:
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.
News & Noteworthy
How You Can Help
During this time of social distancing, we are suspending all material donations delivered personally to the shelter. If you would like to make a donation, please consider a monetary gift to support those most at risk in the community.
Thanks to a gift from Bombas socks, we will be getting 3,750 pairs of socks this April!
Back to Business
It was with a heavy heart that we had to cancel the 69th annual Brother Mathias Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner. However, it is important to take care of all of our community, not the poor that come to us for shelter and sustenance. We hope that this is only a pause in the plan and that we are able to hold the dinner at a later date when all may partake in a safe and comfortable night of celebration.
If you have pre-purchased tickets for the event, please call 505-243-2527 ext. 303 for how to obtain a refund. All Paypal reservations have been credited back.
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.