Good Shepherd Mission - Huntsville, TX

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1005 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd (Ave. F)
Huntsville, TX 77320
: Phone: 936-291-8156
: http://www.walkercountyonline.com/org/mission/

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Description: The Good Shepherd Mission Provides food, clothing, and temporary shelter to indigent locals and transients.

Services include: Two hot meals daily, food bank, thrift store, human services, additionally offering limited prescription and travel-aid vouchers. Counseling and referral counseling is also provided.

The primary objective is to give those in need hope, meeting basic human needs, based upon New Testament teachings of Jesus Christ.This mission was founded by an ecumenical, interdenominational alliance of local ministers, in 1983. Local Church laity serve as Board Members. The individuals are elected by their church. The staff is less than 10, but uses over 20 volunteers.

Meals

    Each day of the year hot meals are served free of charge at noon and 6:00 PM. Sunday lunch is served at 1:00 PM.
    All are welcome; however, all are expected to help with clean up (as able).
    Lodgers have breakfast at 6:00 AM.
    We are currently planning total renovations of the kitchen to a fully functional commercial kitchen where interns will be taught the Culinary Arts.  This will empower them for good jobs.  We are accepting funding for this ministry program.

Food Pantry (Matthew 25:45)
    Groceries are distributed at the Food Pantry  window Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 12 PM.
    Vouchers are awarded inside the front entrance of the Mission.
    We serve an average of 140 households per week moving 135 tons of groceries a year.
    Client applicants must provide Food Stamp verification and/or other sources of information such as utility bill documentation or letter of introduction from local churches.
    Serving size depends on the number of people in the client’s family.


Lodging
Overnight lodging is available for needy travelers or those in local crises.
We average over 1,000 bed uses per month.
A stay of up to three nights is the rule with exceptions to be counseled by the Director.
Families and the employees here have longer stays if the situation is productive.
The goal is for a successful transition to self sufficiency.
Lodging may be denied or terminated because of health, safety or security reasons.
Showers, linens, toiletries and clean clothes are available without charge.
We are strictly a night shelter. We are not a day shelter.
No one under the influence of dependency materials may be lodged.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Good Shepherd Mission at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


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Do you have items to donate? Contact Good Shepherd Mission at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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