No One is Too Broken

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”-Psalm 34:18

If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1 

There is Hope

We're Here to Help

You aren’t alone. Someone cares about you and wants to help. At Shepherd’s Gate, we believe that no one is too broken to change their life. Through our Christ-centered programs, single women and mothers with children learn how to overcome addiction, abuse and homelessness. 

Take The First Step Today

Apply to Shepherd's Gate

Our Program Intake Team is here to answer all your questions. Call or complete the online form below and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • Submit your application to only one location
  • Do not apply on behalf of someone else
  • Response may take 24 – 48 hours (M-F)
  • The Intake process can take up to 2 weeks as space becomes available. Sometimes it is sooner.
  • Upon arrival, women will be required to have a TB and COVID test. Our staff will make appointments for you.

Livermore Campus

Brentwood Campus

Emergency Resources

Immediate Shelter? Call 211:

For immediate shelter resources in any community dial 2-1-1. Multiple languages are available to the caller, allowing those in need to access information and obtain referrals to shelters, physical and mental health resources; housing, utility, food, and employment assistance; and suicide and crisis interventions. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Domestic Violence? Call 1-800-SAFE:

If you need help making a safety plan to exit from domestic violence visit or call their 27/7 hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text “START” to 88788.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has been helping thousands of women everyday since 1994. If you are immediate danger, please call 911 to save your life and your children. 


The National Alliance on Mental Health – or call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine:  Confidential help line for people in crisis: 1-800-273-8255

Bay Area Crisis Nursery – 24-hour emergency childcare services. 925-685-8052

Safe Refuge – providing safe and healthy homes for children of families in crisis. – 925-566-8050

Because healing is personal

The Shepherd's Gate Process

At Shepherd’s Gate, we know breaking the cycles of abuse, homelessness, and addiction doesn’t happen in one day. But thanks to our ministry partners, you won’t walk through it alone. Our Whole Woman program addresses all aspects of recovery and helps you change your life for good! We have additional programs to help women who are pregnant, senior women that are homeless, and women who want to reunify with their children in child protective services. We help both single women and women with children. Both of our campuses have on-site nurseries and after-school programs for children.


Short-Term Program

The Short-Term Program addresses the immediate needs of the woman and introduce her to recovery and life at Shepherd’s Gate through Life Skills and recovery classes. ​

Road to

The Road to Freedom Program is designed to help women break free of the destructive cycles from their past and find healing and restoration.

Graduate Program

The Graduate Program is an additional 3 or more months, focused on equipping women for transitioning into independent living.

Transitional Housing

Women who have obtained employment, are working to establish a savings and reduce their debt are eligible for an additional 6 months in our transitional cottages on campus. ​

Alumni Community

It’s important that our Alumni continue their life long learning and recovery for themselves and their children. Our Alumni groups meet once a month on campus to support each other and be inspired by guest speakers. ​​

Matching Gifts

Did you know that your gift could be doubled for an even greater impact?  Many companies have matching gift programs for financial donations or volunteer hours.  Search your company below for more information. Here is Shepherd’s Gate 501 c3 nonprofit number for our company paperwork: 94-2902803. We are so grateful for your support!