Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
The Good Shepherd Center was the first homeless refuge in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following the Gospel mandate of Jesus Christ to love God and neighbor, its mission to the poor is expressed in direct service programs to the homeless and unwanted members of society. The Center provides food, clothing, shelter, health services, emergency assistance, and community resource referral. It also serves as a service outlet for other homeless programs that do not provide residential shelter including emergency medical and post-hospitalization aftercare and health care for homeless referrals. The Center is also involved in reaching out to the homeless in focusing on the causes of their dilemma in self-destructive behaviors.