The Good Shepherd Shelter
The first domestic violence shelter in Los Angeles
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.
We are trying to raise $400,000 by December 25th, 2015.
We know it's a big number.
We know it's a big goal.
We think we can reach it...
...but we can't do it without your help.
The fact of the matter is that we have so many families that could use our help. Every day, 131 people call the City of Los Angeles' 911 number for help because of domestic violence. In the course of a year, the City receives about 48,000 such calls.
Domestic violence is a City-wide scourge that does not respect income, council district boundaries, or population densities. We want to continue our mission and expand our program.
Our goals are:
1. EXPAND THE PROGRAM FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE INCEPTION: WE WANT TO DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL FAMILIES SERVED
2. HEAL FAMILIES AND END THE GENERATIONAL CYCLE OF VIOLENCE: WE WANT TO EXPAND GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES TO AFTERCARE FAMILIES
3. REACH OUT AND EDUCATE THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY: WE WANT TO PROVIDE LOS ANGELES WITH INCREASED EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Please consider helping us reach these goals. $400K by Christmas Day is a big goal, but we can't reach it if we don't try. The population of Los Angeles is 3.88 million. If just 10% gave one dollar, we'd capture the prize.
We will create more resources in the coming days to help you help us.
Thank you for your consideration.
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. Now serving the community for over a century, we have 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.
Our services are very unique. Being the first domestic violence shelter to open in Los Angeles, we are the pioneers and experts in providing services for battered women and children, where the whole family is our focus and priority.
“My name is Amanda Gibson and I’m the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Shelter. We’re expanding our program for the first time in forty years. We’re planting seeds for our future to grow in our school and our residential program. We’re looking for everyone to send out the word about this exciting new growth that we are experiencing. We need your support at this time.
At Good Shepherd Shelter, we have a trauma-informed school, therapeutic programs and a residential program, as well as outreach into the community. We want to double the number of families that we serve. We serve twelve families traditionally every year and we want to double that number. Will you help us do that?”
Help end the generational cycle of domestic violence by donating today. Your support is vital to building, enhancing, and maintaining quality programs for the families in our care. Donations help Good Shepherd Shelter support our families. We recognize the need of both our families at our shelter as well as our aftercare families. Your donations will help the Good Shepherd Shelter elementary school, child development center, adult learning center, our residential programs and more. Donate today online at www.goodshepherdshelter.org. Check and money orders should be made payable to The Good Shepherd Shelter, and can be mailed to The Good Shepherd Shelter, PO Box 19487, Los Angeles, California, 90019.
Help end the generational cycle of violence by donating today.
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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.
#GivingTuesday is December 1, 2015. This is the kickoff of our $400K by Christmas Day fundraiser.
We want to double the size of our program and help more families escape the cycle of violence.
We are trying to raise $400,000 by December 25th, 2015. We know it's a big number. We know it's a big goal. We think we can get there.
Questions? Call 323-737-6111