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

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November 2019

A Blessed Evening at Sheepfold


One of my most memorable moments as a House Manager at the Sheepfold, was when one of our moms chose to accept Christ during our daily Bible Study.


This particular experience is special because it was her first day and first Bible study at our Sheepfold home. Bible Study normally starts with an opening prayer. On this night during opening prayer, I could sense the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart, to offer this mom His gift of salvation and to have her dedicate her life to Christ.


No sooner had I shared Christ, our Messiah, with her she started balling her eyes out. She was literally crying inconsolably, tears just poured down her face as though she was releasing all her burdens and she gave her life to Christ that night!


That was her first miracle, and the second one was her reconciliation and restored relationship with her mom whom she carried much resentment towards. I’d like to say that she finished and graduated our program. However, that was her first and last night at the Sheepfold. She left the following day to be with her mother who is very connected in her local church family and I’m sure had been praying for her daughter. Last I heard, she was attending church regularly and living with her mom.


She’s one of many that this ministry serves in such a powerful way.


Respectively and humbly,

Marisela, Sheepfold House Manager


Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.

- Psalm 136 NIV


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All things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

- Romans 8:28

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.


Our deadline to drop off the unwrapped gifts for the AAF program is Friday, December 6th. This allows us enough time to organize, wrap and transport the gifts to the shelters for Christmas morning.


Please call (714) 237-1444 or email to participate in the AAF program or for more information. You can also find general gift ideas on our Registry and Wish List found on


- Kathy Novak, Services Coordinator


Shelter Needs


We greatly appreciate all of your expressions of love by donating Christmas gifts for our moms and kids.


Here are a few Gift Suggestions for our Moms and Children (Ages: infant, toddler, school age 5-12, and teen girls)


  • Clothing and accessories for women (all sizes including plus sizes)
  • Beauty and hairstyling products and accessories
  • Shoes for women (all sizes)
  • Clothing for girls and boys (all sizes)
  • Clothing and accessories for infants and toddlers
  • Shoes for children (all sizes)
  • Clothing for teen girls (all sizes)
  • Popular children’s toys (all ages)
  • Outdoor toys: Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards (and protective gear)
  • Electronics: Educational toys, gaming consoles for the shelters, DS and Games rated E for Wii/PS4/DS
  • Gift Cards: Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Grocery Store, Costco, Gas, Amazon, Home Depot
  • Tickets/Activities: Amusement Parks, Sports Events, Movie Tickets
  • Shelter-specific Gifts: DVDs (G or PG), Children’s Books, Bibles, Devotional Books
  • Household Items: Linens, Bedding (twin size), Home Décor, Kitchen Essentials, Highchairs, Umbrella Strollers


More specific items are listed on our Gift Registry at:

Please Note:

  • We request NEW items because these are gifts.
  • Please bring gifts UNWRAPPED. Gift bags OK. We need to see each gift, therefore, we will need to unwrap any wrapped gifts.
  • We will receive gifts starting Monday, November 25th, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. (Gifts are also welcome earlier.)
  • All gifts will be received at The Sheepfold office: Call 714-237-1444 or email for directions.
  • Gift Drop-off DEADLINE: Monday, December 9th (So we have time to sort, wrap, and distribute before Christmas.)
  • Wrapping supplies, boxes, and ribbon are appreciated.


As part of our stewardship accounting we are required to record every new item donated to The Sheepfold. It would be a great help if those who bring gifts would kindly include a list of each item's cost, or a copy of your register receipt.

Groups or Companies

If you, your church group, or company would like to adopt a family, please call our office for more information at 714-237-1444, or email


If you desire to give larger items other than listed above, you may call the office at 714-237-1444 for suggestions.

Sheepfold Boutique


Shop or donate new and gently used goods at:


Sheepfold Boutique

810 N. Tustin St.

Orange, CA 92867

Christmas Volunteers


Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, November 2, 2019

10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.


Looking for volunteers who are available:


Monday–Friday (starting December 4th)


Available shifts:

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Come and be part of the excitement by sorting and wrapping gifts for the women and children, beginning Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. Night and weekend opportunities TBA.


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


Call (714) 237-1444 or email: to RSVP or for more information.



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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