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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing. a hot meal. a warm bed. a return path to housing.

Results: We feed over 85,000 meals a year, shelter up to 118 individuals nightly, and help 150 individuals per year transition into permanent housing.

Target demographics: the hungry and the homeless

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 individuals and families transition back into housing.

Geographic areas served: New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties

Programs: a Soup Kitchen serving 85,000 meals a year, a Day Shelter offering showers, clean clothing, plus an address and phone number, a Night Shelter capable of sheltering up to 118 men, women and children, plus a Medical Clinic.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 2

I am not looking to be notice to whom it may concern, but by Grace of God. I would like to do something helpful for the community , because triing get a job and want to do something helpful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am able to volunteer with several weekly activities weekly and I get to see the difference Good Shepherd makes to many people throughout the community. I drive 4th Quarter residents to AA meetings, work and school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and to Good Shepherd Center on Fridays. I also play guitar with veteran residents at the Ashley center on Wednesday nights.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization and is so valuable to the community. I help organize the fund raising events. The community loves to come out and support these events b/c they know that the proceeds are used responsibility and it's for a great cause. So many are helped by GSC.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I took a tour of Good Shepherd two weeks ago and was so moved by the good work that is done there that I went home and thought about the best ways I could help. Everyone I met who works there was so inspiring to me. This past Saturday, I went to Good Shepherd and served lunch, and what a wonderful experience! The clients were so appreciative and went out of their way to thank us for the meal. I look forward to giving much more of my time to Good Shepherd in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteer at The Good Shepherd and I am always very pleased with the friendliness of the residents given their situation. I think this is due to the facility and the people who work there for being good hearted and cooperative.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Good Shepherd for over 15 years. I started out buttering bread! I have been in charg of the Thursday group in th kitchenfor the last 12 years. It has been a truely rewarding experence, Workong with the other volunteers and seeing how the clients apprecite what we do for them, and how they have grown in their appreciation and hav helped themselves to cope with their problems and improved themselves!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

We always enjoy coming to the Good Shepherd Center. It is a first class facility and from our viewpoint in service and preparation of food, they always do a good job. A number of our church members come, we also bring our families and children. We feel very safe and welcome. We look forward to seeing the staff and the other volunteers. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

All you have to do is talk to the guests who are benefitting from the services of The Good Shepherd Center to appreciate there but for the grace of God go I. I recently attended the graduation of a resident from Ashley Center, an eighteen month transitional living program. What I witnessed was the power of a community center built on mutual support among the residents. This particular community of men nurtured the newcomers, developed self responsibility and leadership within the residents, and then through the testiminials of past graduates gave encouragement and confidence to the graduates that their upward journey was just beginning and in fact had unlimited potential. Each graduate's success is no small victory and having them return to fulfilling their human potential and to embrace their potential to help others, is a "shining moment".

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been involved with Good Shepherd on several occasions. We want to continue to provide time and products to the shelter. It is a top notch facility and all of the volunteers work at making an impact on all of their guests daily. We are honored to be able to help in any small way to be a part of the great work the Good Shepherd provides for this cities homeless population.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helped put together a fundraising event at Good Shepherd Center known as Help-Portrait. Scott Litten and the rest of the staff are courteous, helpful, and do amazing work for this community. I cannot express how hard they try, and succeed at making this world a better place.