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

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June 2019

God Answered My Prayer


After 10 years of abuse I found myself not providing for my daughter’s physical or emotional needs because I was trying to numb myself just to survive. It was at that point God started to place people in my life to help me find a way out.


I was led to call Sheepfold and the office staff was instantly so warm and loving over the phone. After my interviews and acceptance, we moved into our home. My daughter and I have been here at Sheepfold for 4 months. In that relatively short period of time my daughter and I have grown substantially. God started to move in me while I was in an emergency shelter, but that was nothing compared to what happened at Sheepfold. Reading and studying the Word of God everyday with the women at the house and reading from the Children’s Bible nightly with my daughter started a change inside me.


As I more fully understood who God is, how He loves and shows love, things have unfolded for me. I have had an extensive legal battle associated with the abuse that had occurred, and God opened the door for me to receive free legal help. My daughter and I have been granted a year’s protection from him. I trusted that God wanted us out and in order to do that I needed a miracle and He provided. That is one of so many, and I mean literally MANY miracles since I left my home. God is so faithful, the perfect example of everything that love is.


Now I am in a whole new relationship with God and the best part is it’s translating to my daughter. During Christmas she said she wanted a Bible. I asked her, “Why, you already have one, we read it every night?” She said, “But my Daddy needs one Mommy.” At her sweet age of four she knows the changing power that the Word of God offers. My religious understanding prior to coming to Sheepfold was that I had to be perfect in order to be blessed. However, as I get into a true relationship with God, I am learning that though I am not perfect, He loves me when I don’t love myself. He strengthens me when I am too tired to go through my list of daily demands. He listens when I pray to Him. He’s my best friend and with all my imperfections, He loves me. I thank Him for all the many people that He led to help my daughter and I – without Him and them, I’d still be in an abusive relationship. Thank you, God, for your goodness.


This mom and her daughter have since graduated to our 2nd Step Program and are doing well.



But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

- Psalm 73:28


Thank You Everyone...


Thank you so much for the birthday presents! I am so delighted and blessed! It’s exactly what I asked for. God knows me best.


It’s such a privilege and honor to be here at the Sheepfold. More of a blessing to have been thought of on my birthday. I didn’t expect anything and then you surprised me. I’m so happy, my heart is filled with joy and comfort. I couldn’t ask for more.


Thank you so much to all God’s people working to help and provide for me and my family! I’m very grateful. Have a beautiful day and God bless you!


- Sheepfold Resident


House Manager’s Note: She said she felt very special this was her first peaceful and sober birthday. She received a necklace as one of her gifts. She is going to wait until she is baptized this Sunday to wear it.



And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.

- Hebrews 10:24

Thank You ECCU (Evangelical Christian Credit Union)


We thank you so much for choosing to help us on your serve day. We are so grateful for the cleaning and repairs you accomplished. It makes our homes all the better for the moms and kids.





Easter Thanks!

For over 20 years Priscilla, one of our faithful donors has provided beautiful Easter baskets for our moms and children. Below are photos of our kiddos getting their special baskets. There are also photos of the project in the works at Priscilla’s house, with her team who help assemble these beautiful gifts. Quite an impressive undertaking!


As we celebrated Jesus’ Resurrection in our homes, many donors gifted our families with Church clothing, Easter parties and egg hunts. It was a wonderful expression of the love of Christ on such a blessed day.


Thanks to all who made Easter such a joyous celebration!


Sheepfold Boutique


Shop or donate new and gently used goods at:


Sheepfold Boutique

810 N. Tustin St.

Orange, CA 92867

Ways to Support Our Shelters

Current Needs:


  • Summer Clothes (women/children)
  • Swim Diapers
  • Flip flops/Sandals (women/children)
  • Comforter sets (twin)
  • Pillows/pillow protectors
  • Sheets (twin)
  • Mattress covers (twin)
  • Porta Crib Sheets


Ways to Give:


  • Check out our needs list
  • Check out our online registry at
  • TEXT the dollar amount you would like to donate to (714) 942-5560 and follow the prompts
  • - Place your Amazon orders through this website and select "The Sheepfold" as your charity. Then a portion of each purchase will go to the Sheepfold.
  • For online giving, visit:

If you would like to donate items, please drop them off at the Sheepfold Boutique:

810 N Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92867

Open Mon-Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm.


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.


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