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

This year we delivered a Thanksgiving meal to over 100 people. It was our first year to serve both an indoor meal and also distribute to campsites.  Volunteers took food and supplies to 13 different sites in Gulfport and Biloxi. The camps ranged in size from 4 to 12 individuals totalling 88 homeless recieving Thanksgiving in the woods.

Campers Christmas
Sunday, December 18, 2016  at 1:30 pm

Drop-off:        Please drop-off your gift bags in north Gulfport. Contact Lynda Favre (228) 229-8980  for address.
Gift Bags:       Bus Pass, Fast-Food Gift Card, Canned Ham, Snack Foods, hats, gloves, asparin, toothache, first aid,

                             colone, jewelry, watch, radio, pocket knife, wallet, mirror, makeup, etc. 

Proceedure:  Gift Bags will be delivered to the camps Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2016. Contact (228) 229-8980.
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!!!

$$$   ​​Gift Matching Opportunity   $$$

Get more bang for your buck!  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered to match any monetary gifts that Shepherd receives in the month of December.

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.