We have received as our legacy the Charism of Hospitality. We devote ourselves as our mission, following the example of our Founder, to the sick and to those who are suffering. Our dedication to the suffering covers both health care and welfare. We serve the sick, in general, and the mentally ill. We have centres and programs for the mentally impaired, the physically disabled, the elderly, the homeless, and those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency.
In addition to the Brothers, we have professional co-workers incorporated to our mission and volunteers as well as an army of benefactors who have faith in a project and support us by providing us with resources.
Drawing on our identity as Catholic centers, we endeavor not only to treat or rehabilitate our guests, or to accompany them in their state of sickness or marginalization, but also to foster evangelization by spreading the good news that Jesus Christ brought to us through our words, but above all through our lives. The primary way we evangelize is by welcoming in everyone, as they are, and playing a part in the process of drawing close to Jesus Christ and His Church, in the quest to find meaning for their lives.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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.
Ministries in Miami include both Camillus House and Camillus Health Concern. Serving the South Florida community since 1960, Camillus House provides humanitarian services to men, women and children who are poor and homeless.
Good Shepherd Manor is a residential facility for men with developmental disabilities in Momence, Illinois. Good Shepherd Manor’s mission is to serve the needs of men with developmental disabilities who are not capable of earning their own livelihood or meeting their basic needs in a non-structured environment.
Westville Grove, New Jersey
In Westville Grove, New Jersey, the Brothers administer St. John of God Community Services and Archbishop Damiano School (also known as the School for Special Children. For nearly 50 years, St. John of God Community Services has proudly provided services to thousands of children and adults with disabilities.
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Started as a men’s hostel in Hamilton in 1961, Good Shepherd Centre has grown to become the greater Hamilton area’s largest social service agency. Good Shepherd Centre endeavors to extend to all, hope, unconditional love, dignity and respect, committing to compassion, acceptance and understanding of the human condition.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Ministries in Toronto include Good Shepherd Centre, a shelter providing services to homeless and disadvantaged; Barrett House, a supportive housing residence for people living with HIV and AIDS; and St. Joseph’s Residence, a supportive housing residence for seniors with a history of homelessness.
Montreal, Quebec Canada
The Brothers in Montreal serve the residents at Residence Les Deux Aires, a retirement community.