Jesus was homeless ...

"Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head"   
​Luke 9:58

 Campers help one another

Gary (left) of Gulfport helps fellow campers by distributing donations and serving on the Board of Directors. 
Jeri (right) of Biloxi will patch campers' wounds, find safety for women, and counsel victims of abuse.
Lynda Favre, Founder and Director

As a young child Lynda experienced homelessness herself.
In later years her kind-hearted father would bring hobos home for a hot meal and a shower.​​ Lynda formed Shepherd of the Gulf as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2010, and has worked tirelessly ever since to provide compassionate care to homeless campers. 


Thanksgiving in the Woods

Saturday, November 26, 2016      11:30 - 1:00
Hansboro Community Center, Gulfport
Drop-off:       10:00-12:00
Food:                   Ham, Turkey, Dressing, Gravy, Casserols, Breads, Deserts, Drinks, Paper/Plastic Supplies, Plastic Containers
Supplies:         Tents, Sleeping Bags, Bicycles, Camping Equipment, Back Packs, Propane, Coats, Canned Food, and Pet Food 
Door Prize:   Bus Pass, Fast-Food Gift Card

Proceedure:  Some food will be served at the Hansboro Center, the rest of the food will be dispersed to the camps
Volunteers:   You may serve food at Hansboro, or help to transport food and supplies to one of  the campsites
                                   Please call to let us know what food items you plan to bring.  (228) 229-8980  or  (228) 363-8239

"Thanksgiving in the Woods" was concieved by Lynda Favre in memory of her Grandparents.
When Lynda was 10 years old, her homeless family found refuge in a partially-constructed home.
Suffering from hard times, they had no expectation of having a Thanksgiving meal that year.
Lynda remembers the tremendous gratitude she felt when her grandparents surprised them that day.
They drove up, unloaded, and set up a table with an entire delicious, Thanksgiving Feast !

Lynda wants the campers to have that experience - a wonderful meal delivered with love in a comfortable setting,
where they can eat a relaxed meal with friends and pets, and enjoy leftovers.

Campers Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2016  at 1:30 pm
Hansboro Community Center

Drop-off:        Hansboro 12:00 - 1:30.   To arrange early drop-off contact (228) 229-8980  or  (228) 363-8239
Gift Bags:       Bus Pass, Fast-Food Gift Card, Canned Ham, Snack Foods, hats, gloves, asparin, toothache, first aid

                                 Personal gifts such as colone, jewelry, watch, radio, pocket knife, wallet, mirror, makeup, etc. 

Proceedure:  Gift Bags will be delivered to the camps
Volunteers:   You may follow us to the camps and help pass out the gift bags and any available supplies

Supplies:         Tents, Sleeping Bags, Bicycles, Camping Equipment, Back Packs, Propane, Coats, Canned Food, and Pet Food

Start Filling Your Gift Bags Now!!!

Shepherd of the Gulf

  • Provides emergency shelter in the form of tents and sleeping bags.
  • Delivers equipment, supplies, food, and water into the woods where the campers live.
  • Recognizes the important companionship that pets provide.
  • Hosts special holiday events to cheer the homeless during those difficult times of the year.
  • Endeavors to reconnect homeless campers with their families.
  • Occasionally attends funerals, provides courtroom support, fills out paperwork, replaces lost documentation, helps with transportation, helps veterans obtain housing, and finds safety for women and children.


Shepherd of the Gulf has educated and inspired the coastal community,  and has recieved awards both nationally and locally. The organization is grateful to God, to the media, and to our wonderful donors and supporters.