Our Work

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  • Sheltering the Homeless

    The Day Shelter is a safe haven for the most fragile and chronically homeless, disproportionately serving those with mental illness and/or physical disabilities

  • Homeless to Housed

    From its first night of operation, Good Shepherd’s Night Shelter has set itself apart through its emphasis on working with guests to identify and overcome obstacles to securing and retaining housing


  • Meeting Basic Needs

    Conveniently attached to the Day Shelter, an on-site Medical Clinic provides guests with access to primary care, wound care, screening for chronic health conditions

  • Feeding the Hungry

    Good Shepherd Center began as a modest Soup Kitchen in 1983, when a local church opened its parish hall to serve the homeless a lunch of soup and a sandwich


Coronavirus Update:  April 2, 2020
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the entire Cape Fear region for your outpouring of love, concern, and support, both financial and in-kind.  Just as after Hurricane Florence, you have shown us the unwavering spirit of #WilmingtonStrong.  We appreciate all of you who have reached out to us.
In order to achieve greater social distancing in our shelter, this week we moved a family and our female homeless guests to a local hotel. We continue to provide them food and case management off site. This reduction in shelter numbers allowed us to spread the men out among three dorms, a meeting room and even a portion of our dining room.
As of March 30, Good Shepherd is no longer taking new intakes.
Our volunteers, many of whom are in the high risk category, …

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