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.
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".