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Good Shepherd

In response to the needs of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the 1950s, the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd accepted the invitation to open a Men’s Hostel in Hamilton in 1961. Through the commitment to our mission of “Never Stop Loving” and our willingness to be of service to those in need, we have grown to become the largest provider of human and social services in the Greater Hamilton area. Since 1961, Good Shepherd services have grown to include a daily hot meal program for about 300 guests; an emergency food and clothing program; emergency shelters for men, youth, families, women and children; transitional housing for homeless and street involved youth; hospice; community mental health programs and supportive housing programs.

n January 2015, The Brothers of the Good Shepherd and the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, merged into the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God – Province of the Good Shepherd in North America.

To watch the video, Mathias and John: A Fusion of Hospitality click here.

Good Shepherd innovative programs and services are provided 365 days a year without distinction and free of charge to anyone in need. The work of Good Shepherd is based on a fundamental belief in providing hope and dignity to the most vulnerable members of our community.

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