Good Shepherd Shelter - Ending violence, rebuilding lives.

THE GOOD SHEPHERD SHELTER PROVIDES A SAFE, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN CAN HEAL, REAWAKEN THEIR DIGNITY AND SELF CONFIDENCE, AND LEARN THE SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THEM STOP THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Help us rebuild lives and provide healing to the women and children who have experienced domestic violence and trauma in their homes.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and are seeking help or you suspect that a loved one may suffering from abuse, please click here for more information and resources. We support you and your journey to living violence-free. 


Our services are very unique. Being the first domestic violence shelter to open in Los Angeles in 1977, we are the pioneers and experts in providing services for battered women and children, where the whole family is our focus and priority. Learn more about the many services that are involved in our long term program.

Now serving the community for over a century, it has a long history that reflects the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, their dedication to support women and children, and our mission to end the cycle of domestic violence. Learn more about how Good Shepherd Shelter came to be in Los Angeles. 

We are just an email away - whether its a quick question, donation inquiry, more information about getting your organization, company or corporation involved or a request for a speaker at your event. You can also tell us your story of domestic violence and survival. We look forward to hearing from you! Click below to contact us. 


We have new career opportunities!

Good Shepherd Shelter is seeking paid and volunteer personnel to fill important positions now. We are searching for a Full-time Credentialed Elementary School Teacher and  Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) Volunteer Counselors/Advocates. See our Careers Page for more information.


Summit on Domestic Violence 

Last year, Good Shepherd Shelter hosted its first ever Summit of Domestic Violence. Through a series of panels, generational survivors of domestic violence, service providers and advocates discussed the importance of story telling, trauma informed care and advocacy. We look forward to having our annual Summit on Domestic Violence on October 20th, 2015, discussing technology safety and cyber stalking. For more information about sponsorship opportunity, click here.

You can watch Make This Moment Count: Summit on Domestic Violence 2014, filmed and edited by the Unconventional Apology Project.

In partnership with the University of Southern California School of Social Work, Good Shepherd Shelter co-hosted its First Annual Summit on Domestic Violence at the USC University Club on October 28, 2014. Make This Moment Count was filmed and edited by Unconventional Apology Project.


Check out our Blog! Keep The Conversation Going

Every week, Good Shepherd Shelter discusses current events, public health, our success stories and our heroes. It is important to keep the conversation of domestic violence and violence against women and children.  


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GET INVOLVED

From one hour a week to an hour a year, there are some many ways to get involved at Good Shepherd Shelter. Whether you spend time with the children at our on-site elementary school, give a presentation to the women in our Adult Learning Center, help our front desk, maintain our grounds or come out for a special event, your presence is valuable to our families, staff and the Sisters of  the Good Shepherd. Volunteering at Good Shepherd Shelter will not only fulfill your need to give back to your community but has an incredible effect on the women and children that we serve. 

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