Sr. Anne Kelley is the executive director of Good Shepherd Shelter and has a long history of serving women and children who have been abused or exploited in some way as a Sister of the Good Shepherd. Throughout her ministry Sr. Anne has become a leader and visionary in domestic violence shelter operations.
Sr. Anne is both a registered nurse (DePaul School of Nursing) as well as a social worker (St.
Louis University School of Social Work) and began working with battered women in 1984 in Los
Angeles, after serving in the general headquarters of the Good Shepherd order in Rome. She
went to Chicago in 1987 and served as Program Director in the Good Shepherd emergency
shelter for domestic violence for 6 years. She then took her experience to Ireland which she
shared with the Sisters who were establishing 5 domestic violence shelters in that country.
Good Shepherd Sisters from 7 countries have come to Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles to
learn how to operate shelters and address the issues of domestic violence in their countries, thanks to Sr. Anne's expertise and knowledge. Sr. Anne is a Good Shepherd Shelter Hero for her leadership with the organization and her collaboration with other ministries to further work toward ending the cycle of violence.