Our Vision Statement

Shepherd’s Gate aspires to be recognized as the leading Christ-centered non-profit in Northern California, specializing in providing safe places where women and their children can discover healing and freedom from life-controlling trauma issues through the power of Jesus Christ. Together with community partners, we are committed to empower and equip women to personally transform their lives with a lifetime commitment to recovery.

Our Mission Statement

Shepherd’s Gate exists to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of women and children suffering from homelessness, addiction and domestic violence through the love of Jesus Christ, equipping them to lead lives of faith, hope and love, and to reach out to others in His name.

Changing the Lives of Women and Children

Refuge From Domestic Violence

Women and children are provided a safe, home-like environment, counseling and recovery classes.

Rebuilding Lives After Homelessness

This requires education assistance, job and life-skills classes, parenting classes and case management.

Restoration From Addiction

The women in our program complete a 12-step course, along with health classes and Bible studies.

Practical Services Provided for Our Residents

Recovery & Life Skills TrainingGiving BackCounseling ReferralsParentingEducation, Job Skills Training, and Job PlacementChildcareBible StudyCase Management

Will You Help Us?

You can help vulnerable women and children find safety and restoration! A gift of $37.13 will provide a full day of shelter, meals and life-changing care for one woman and her child.

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History of Shepherd's Gate

Shepherd’s Gate was established in 1984 by Alice Ann Cantelow. It operated as an emergency shelter, serving 16 women and children at a time in a small three bedroom home on Portola Avenue in Livermore. It has since expanded to two campuses, in Livermore and Brentwood, providing rehabilitative care to women fleeing abuse and homelessness. Since its inception, over 13,000 women and children have benefited from the care Shepherd’s Gate provides.

Shepherd’s Gate Locations

1660 Portola Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
United States
(925) 443-4283

605 Sycamore Ave
Brentwood, CA 94513
United States
(925) 308-7507