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. 

  ​   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 and supplies them with pet food.
  • Hosts special holiday events to cheer the homeless during those difficult times of the year.
  • Helps homeless obtain housing and transports donated furniture and household necessities to their new residence.
  • Endeavors to reconnect homeless campers with their families, Finds safety for women and children
  • Arranges or attends funerals for homeless, Provides courtroom support, Helps with critical transportation needs.
  • Assist with filling out paperwork to replace lost documentation. Guides campers toward community resources

Campers' Christmas         December 22, 2018 at  10:00 am

Prepare one or more Christmas Gifts and label for man or woman. There are more men than women.
Place your items in a gift bag/box, backpack, purse, cooler bag, or some other useful or decorative container.

At 10:00 am on Saturday Dec. 22 Drop off your gifts at the Shepherd of the Gulf trailer in the
rear parking lot of the Humane Society on highway 49 in Gulfport 
Stay and join the Christmas Caravan to the camps to learn from, and encourage, those less fortunate.

Special Gift Items for Men:  Cologne and/or Aftershave gift sets, Thermal Underwear, Warm Gloves, Warm Knit Caps, Outer Rainwear,  Manicure sets, Men's Travel kits, Fishing Gear.

Special Gift Items for Ladies:  Perfume, Body Lotion gift sets, Nail Polish kits, Manicure kits, Festive Scarves, Fuzzy Blankets, Warm Gloves, Cozy Hats, hair brush and mirror, umbrellas, inexpensive Jewelry Sets

Always Needed Items:  Tents, Tarps, Sleeping Bags, Bottled Water, Small Propane Bottles, Cans of Sterno, Battery powered or crank powered radios (with batteries if needed), Solar phone chargers,  Food gift sets, homemade cookies in tins, Battery/crank/solar powered flashlights (with batteries if needed), Large Print Bibles, CTA bus passes, Fast Food gift cards (McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Subway, etc.), New or used bicycles.

Also, please let's not forget their cherished companions, cats or dogs and include a gift bag for them as well.

Contact Lynda Favre @ (228) 229-8980 Monday- Saturday After 5:00 P.M. for early-dropoff of gift bags. 

May God Bless you all and Merry Christmas!!


The VA is placing homeless veterans in housing, however they have no furniture!
Shepherd of the Gulf is working diligently to collect and deliver what they need.
There is a need for donated furniture, household supplies, kitchen accessories, etc.
Please Contact Lynda Favre (228) 229-8980 to arrange pickup.

Army vet moves into apartment  after 5 years of being homeless
Copyright February 17, 2018 KFVE. All rights reserved

Shepherd of the Gulf in need of help
feeding and keeping people warm
Copyright January 2, 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  Shepherd of the Gulf in need of tents
 for homeless after rough winter
 Copyright January 28, 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.

Shepherd is seeking volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors.
We are also seeking help moving furniture.
Please Contact Lynda Favre (228) 229-8980


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.

Memorial Service was held for two Campers  April 7, 2018 at their Biloxi camp.
Recently deceased long-time campmates Dennis Lanter (left) and Dwain McGaha (right) with friend Joey (center)