We are followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ and we help hundreds of children, elderly and disabled have a higher quality of life and empower the working poor to better themselves. Good Shepherd Mission is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation. We are funded by generous donations from individuals, local churches, businesses, civic clubs and through our in house Thrift Stores. We work with other local Human Services organizations and share resources as available. We serve all walks of life equally. Most clients or users of services are local and under the poverty level of Federal Income Guidelines. One third are elderly, and many are disabled. Most are of the working poor class. THE MISSION’s mission statement is:
“Meeting basic human needs through FEEDING, CLOTHING, SHELTERING, COUNSELING and changing lives for GOOD based upon New Testament teachings of Jesus Christ.”
Featuring a Food Bank for Walker County Texas along with being a meal site with two meals daily open to the public. The Mission has a women’s dorm, mom’s room, men’s dorm dad’s room and more. People in crisis are desperate and their needs are more than physical. A host of volunteers, 12 part time staff and one director serve over 1,700 people in one way or another – each month. Office hours are from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Bargains and Blessings Thrift Store hours are 9-4 M-F, Saturdays 10-2.
Crisis/Emergencies handled as needed and resources available. This ministry is an extension of local churches for Walker County and folks traveling through. The GS Mission is Faith Based and receives no direct Federal Funding.