About Good Shepherd
At Good Shepherd, we aspire for all women, girls and families to be safe, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them.
We are Australia’s oldest charity working to support women and girls experiencing abuse and disadvantage. Good Shepherd provides services and support in the areas of family and domestic violence, financial insecurity and youth experiencing disadvantage.
Our Vision is for all women, girls and families to be safe, well, strong and connected.
Our Mission is to tackle the significant issues impacting women, girls and their families.
Our three-year strategy (2019-2022) outlines the world we want to see and our role in advancing it. Read it here
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is part of a global network spanning over 70 countries, working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives.
We are all partners in mission. Like the Good Shepherd Sisters, we work with people in the community wherever services are needed and wherever there are opportunities for positive change.
The Sisters of the Good Shepherd were founded in France in 1835 by Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier to assist women and children in most need. More than 180 years later, Good Shepherd continues to provide courageous and compassionate service
We thank all our generous donors, funders, partners and supporters. Your commitment to assisting full and equal access to opportunities, resources, education and employment is invaluable.
Our Programs and Services
Our programs and services help people increase their choices, outcomes and opportunities in life.
Good Shepherd desperately needs your support to give women and children escaping violence, a safe place to stay and help them rebuild their lives. Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a registered charity.
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