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Special Announcement

Happy Retirement, Dave Smith

After 30 years as Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Mission David Smith will retire June 1, 2024 to enjoy the well earned fruits of his labors.


The Mission is conducting a search for an Executive Director. Please check our EMPLOYMENT page if you have an interest, or know someone who has an interest.

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The Good Shepherd Mission

“Meeting basic human needs through FEEDING, CLOTHING, SHELTERING, COUNSELING and changing lives for GOOD based upon New Testament teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Good Shepherd Mission in Huntsville

The Good Shepherd Mission

Founded in 1983

The Good Shepherd Mission is a 501-C-3 non profit organization. Funding is through in house thrift stores, churches, area businesses, civic clubs, and individuals. We work with other local Human Services organizations and share resources as available. We serve all walks of life equally. Most clients or users of services are local and under the poverty level of Federal Income Guidelines. One third are elderly, and many are disabled. Most are of the working class.

Our Mission

The Good Shepherd Mission exists to serve the holistic needs of individuals and families. We are a faith based organization that leads with the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is written that man cannot survive on bread alone (Matthew 4:4), which is why we also feed the spiritual needs through fellowship and partnership with local churches.

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Our Impact

homeless shelter in Walker County

The Good Shepherd Mission serves an average of 2,100 hot meals a month. The Food Pantry serves an average of 140 households a week. Approximately 135 tons of groceries are distributed each year through the Food Pantry.

homeless shelter in Walker County

Lodging services average 1,000 bed uses per month. The Good Shepherd Mission's Family Apartment units have helped countless families stay safely together as they transition to permanent and sustainable housing.

thrift store in Walker County

The Clothing Voucher Program has averaged 6,500 articles of clothing each month for individuals in need. Quality shoes, belts, trousers, coats, and shirts are a few of the items eligible for individuals who qualify.

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