How You Can Help


Contribute Today

By donating to Good Shepherd Shelter you directly help to break the generational cycle of domestic violence. Your donation is vital to building, supporting and maintaining quality programs for the families in our care. For more information, please call (323) 737-6111.

Partner With Us


Join our growing list of corporate partners! Or promote and support a special fundraising event. You can also host your own event. Get creative, have fun and help the Good Shepherd Shelter!  For additional information call (323) 737-6111 or email


GSS has worked for over 41 years to help families who are victims of domestic violence.



The Gift of Time

Good Shepherd Shelter (GSS) has worked for over 41 years to help families who are victims of domestic violence move through their immediate crisis and break the cycle of violence in their lives and the lives of their children through self-empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Our volunteers have been a large part of our success.

We are so excited with heartfelt gratitude that you want to join us in this amazing work — either by participating in one of our Days of Service, becoming a volunteer Auxiliary Guild member or possibly working directly with our moms and their children, as a class mentor, tutor or program facilitator. We are looking for compassionate and hardworking people who want to make a positive change in the lives of our families anyway they can.

Thank you for wanting to join Good Shepherd Shelter in healing, inspiring and supporting our domestic violence families.


Volunteers are needed and always welcomed!

Volunteer Opportunities


Day of Service

Good Shepherd Shelter operates a transitional shelter facility, which includes K thru 5 elementary school; 14 unit residential apartment building; and Adult Learning Center.

Volunteers are always needed, to help tutor our families or help to maintain our facilities with landscaping, painting and organization of our boutique and support our special events including our annual Gala and AfterCare program-Annual Christmas give away.

If you are a member of a corporation or an organization, and would like to set up a special group project with your employees or members, please contact us for a date.

Student Mentor

Good Shepherd Shelter is more than a transitional shelter. We are a comprehensive domestic violence intervention program with a strong K-5 elementary and education component that is focused on ensuring that our students achieve grade-level curriculum.

Good Shepherd Shelter is always looking for dynamic volunteer mentors to teach classes on a variety of STEM subjects in ways that empower, educate and motivate.

For more information, please contact Sally Orellana at

Special Events

Good Shepherd Shelter produces several fund raising and special events throughout the year. It is a great way to meet other dedicated individuals committed to helping raise funds for the families. Good Shepherd Shelter hosts an annual Christmas event for our AfterCare program and and an annual Gala which raises tax deductible gifts for our resident programs and services.

Every donation is valued and goes directly to our family services program. Join our Mission Partners Giving Society today!

Mission Partners Giving Society


Good Shepherd Shelter is honored to have a broad base of support from foundations, corporations, individuals and local, state, and federal government agencies who believe in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Every tax-deductible dollar goes directly to our family services program, and every donation is valued.  

The GSS Mission Partners Society recognizes and honors society members for their unique generosity, commitment and leadership in advancing the mission of Good Shepherd Shelter with the following membership delineation.

The Founders Society

The Founders Society of Good Shepherd Shelter represents individuals who provide philanthropic support through a lifetime of giving that exceeds $10,000 or more.

The Circle of Friends Society

The Circle of Friends Society are individuals who demonstrate their interest in and support through annual/recurring giving of $1,000 or more.

The Good Shepherd Society

The Good Shepherd Society includes individuals committed to break the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence by contributing a tax-deductible gift of $999.00 and below.

The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society recognizes individuals who leave a testamentary gift in their estate plans. Examples include:

  • A realized deferred gift from a bequest or similar vehicle;
  • An outright gift i.e. cash, property, or documented endowed gift;
  • A revocable or irrevocable gift

Membership Benefits

  • VIP invitations to Good Shepherd Shelter programing and special events throughout the year including our Leadership luncheon and tour.
  • Insider communications and mission-related information about Good Shepherd Shelter’s trauma-informed work.
  • Opportunities to connect directly to the people who have benefited from your philanthropy.
  • Recognition of your support throughout the year on the Good Shepherd Shelter microsite and in a variety of printed and electronic media.

Good Shepherd Shelter  —  Please call (323) 737-6111 or email us for more information.


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