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.
Tax season is fast approaching!
We have begun the preparation of donation documents and will have them out as soon as possible for ease of filing your taxes.
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.
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 from a 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
Double the Benefits!
Would you like to support Good Shepherd Center while spreading the word of your company or philanthropy? The 69th Annual Brother Mathias Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner will be on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 and we are currently welcoming sponsorships of $100 or more. All sponsors receive an ad in the event programs that reach almost 1000 people, as well as free tickets to the dinner! Call (505) 243-2527 or email for more information.
A note to all our 2019 donors:
Tax receipts are almost complete and in the mail. Thank you so much for your generosity in supporting our mission of respect for all peoples!
Through your kind donations, we are well-stocked with socks. We are still in need of warm sweaters, jackets, and blankets though.
Back to Business
It's a new year with new challenges here at Good Shepherd Center! Repairs on our main Center roof were completed today after several small leaks popped up during our last rain. We should be good to go for a while with the most recent repairs and the work on the Brother Mathias Center earlier in 2019.
But the work is never done, and we firmly intend to keep it that way! We have been busy sprucing up paint and small repairs to keep in top shape for our guests, whether for a meal, a night, or a longer rehabilitation stay. It is through our donors' help that we are able to provide a safe and comfortable space for all our guests.
2020 is the beginning of the 69th year of service for Good Shepherd Center. When Brother Mathias Barrett founded the order of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in 1951, he put in motion a constant search for how to best help the marginalized in our society, as well as the persistence to put that knowledge to work for the betterment of all our neighbors. One method of bringing together the community was through his annual birthday and St. Patrick's Day dinner.
The 69th Annual Brother Mathias Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner will be held the week before St. Patrick's Day, on March 14th, 2020. We invite you to share in our mission through a financial sponsorship. If you or your company would like more information on how to support Good Shepherd Center and receive appreciation through listings of your brand that reach close to a thousand visitors, please contact Heather at:
or call 505-243-2527 extension 303.
We look forward to partnering with you in this tradition of fun, food, festivities, and stewardship. Keep your eyes out here and on Facebook and Twitter for more information on ticket sales and specifics to follow!