The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing.
Established in 1983 as a modest Soup Kitchen, Good Shepherd has grown to become the largest provider of homeless services in the region. Current programs include the Soup Kitchen, serving over 100,000 meals a year; Second Helpings food salvage and distribution program; Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center providing transitional and permanent supportive housing for Veterans and men with disabilities; a Day Shelter providing the homeless with access to showers, clothing, transportation, and an on-site medical clinic; and a Night Shelter with 118 beds for homeless men, women, and families with children. In 2017, Good Shepherd opened SECU Lakeside Reserve, affordable housing with supportive services for 40 chronically homeless adults with disabilities, including seniors and Veterans.