Providing a safe environment for women and children victims of abuse.
The Sisters of Good Shepherd have been serving women and children in crisis in Los Angeles since 1904.
In 1977, the Sisters sought to provide earlier intervention for abused children, assist their mothers to provide a safe,
secure home and stability for their future – Good Shepherd Shelter was born.
Good Shepherd Shelter’s mission is to stop the generational cycle of domestic violence by providing individualized,
comprehensive services and shelter to battered women and children and by raising the level of community awareness
through advocacy and education.
Good Shepherd Shelter envisions a world where all women and children are freed from the cycle of domestic violence
and have an opportunity to live their lives fully, sustained by the sense of their dignity,
independence and potential to contribute to the lives of others.
Goals of Good Shepherd
To help each mother and child to heal from the trauma of abuse and violence.
To teach the children interpersonal skills that are respectful and violence-free and show them that they have choices and have the capacity to stop the generational cycle of domestic violence.
To bring the children up to grade level and beyond, as well as “permission to dream” of further education, a fulfilling career and the potential to contribute to the lives of others.