The Sheepfold : Shelter, refuge, and a new beginning for abused mothers and their children

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October 2021

Faithlynn's Story...


I came to the Sheepfold out of a physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive relationship with the father of my son that I had been in for 5 years.


I was not in a good place when my son and I entered the Sheepfold. I was angry, hurt and scared, but when we got to the Sheepfold, they greeted us with open arms. I am so thankful for the daily prayers and Bible studies that have helped me grow spiritually. The staff showed me and my son love until we could love ourselves again.


Now we are doing great. I am in school to be a medical assistant and my son is in daycare. I have received housing so we will be moving into our own apartment. I am excited for what God has in store for our future. I am beyond grateful for all the love and support that we received from the Sheepfold. The staff and volunteers are wonderful!


We are forever thankful!


- Faithlynn, Sheepfold Graduate




And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus...

- Hebrews 12:1-2


Shelter Supervisor Shares...


My name is Carley and I am the Shelter Supervisor at Sheepfold. Part of my role includes leading trainings for our House Manager staff. Recently, I felt the Lord impress upon me hours before our scheduled training to change my agenda and instead lead our staff through suicide prevention training.


To my surprise our newest House Manager had to utilize the training just a few short weeks later. Our House Manager was able to walk alongside one of our residents who was struggling through some of the darkest days of her life. We were able to be a safe place where she could confess her intentions of self-harm. We were able to transport her child to someone safe, and take her to the hospital.


Sometimes being a House Manager means sitting in a cold sterile hospital room late into the night offering support and prayer for someone who feels completely hopeless, abandoned and lost.


I invite your continued prayer for our families and staff as they cry out to God for hope and healing.


- Carley, Shelter Supervisor


The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.

-Psalm 9:9

Would You Like To Adopt A Family for Christmas?


At Christmas we provide a joyous and Christ-filled holiday for the women and children staying at the Sheepfold. We are able to do this with the help of individuals and companies who generously donate gifts or participate in our Adopt A Family (AAF) program.


Adopting a family means providing a portion of the gifts a family receives Christmas morning. When you call or email, you will be provided with information which includes an AAF number (to protect the family's identity), ages, sizes and gift suggestions from a family's Wish List.


The deadline to drop off the unwrapped gifts for the AAF program is Wednesday, December 8th. This allows us enough time to organize, wrap and transport the gifts to the homes for Christmas morning.


Please call (714) 237-1444 or email to participate in the AAF program or for more information. You may also check our website for our Registry or general Gift List.


- Kathy Novak, Services Coordinator


Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Did you know there are multiple forms of domestic violence? Though physical abuse is a major form of domestic violence (and the one we hear about most often), there are other types of abuse that typically proceed the physical, including: financial, emotional/psychological, verbal, and spiritual.


We encounter women on a weekly basis who are questioning if they are really in an abusive relationship. The statement we hear most often from them is, “Well, he never hit me so I don't think I am being abused.” However, as they go on to explain their situation it becomes very obvious that they are in an abusive relationship.


Being aware of the different forms of domestic violence can help you spot the signs of abuse more quickly and could potentially allow you to be a resource to a friend or family member who is experiencing abuse. To learn more about the different types and signs of domestic violence you can visit our website for more information.



* Art by one of our moms.



Domestic Violence Help

If you know someone in Domestic Violence, please have them call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-978-3600 or the Sheepfold 877-743-3736.


Let all that you do be done with love.

-1 Corinthians 16:14

Christmas Volunteer Meeting


Saturday, November 6th 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.


Email or phone (714) 237-1444 to RSVP or for more information.


If you have helped in the past, there is no need to come to the orientation meeting; just call and let us know you would like to volunteer again.


Sheepfold Boutique


Shop or donate new and gently used goods at:


Sheepfold Boutique

810 N. Tustin St.

Orange, CA 92867

Giving to The Sheepfold


To make a donation, please visit us online at:


Or, you may text the dollar amount you would like to donate to (714) 942-5560 and follow the prompts.


Thank you for your generosity!!


The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is the respected organization that audits non-profit corporations on a yearly basis to verify that all donations were recorded properly and were used for the purpose for which they were given, and requires a full financial statement for supervision by The Sheepfold Board of Directors monthly.


Membership in the ECFA is only granted to non-profit corporations who meet their rigid standards. We are proud of our long-standing membership in this organization.

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