Larchmont Animal Clinic is also active within its community. Among several other organizations, the clinic supports the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children. Good Shepherd Center was founded in 1984 with the goal of helping homeless women achieve self-sufficiency for themselves and their children. The Center hopes to break the poverty cycle by providing women with housing and employment assistance, as well as training to acquire the skills they need to find jobs.
The Center’s programs help women through every step on the path from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Through the Mobile Outreach Van, women living on the streets are able to receive food, water, and basic necessities such as clothes, blankets, and toiletries. Through the Center’s Women’s Village, the organization helps women rebuild their lives through education, training, and affordable transitional housing opportunities. With the help of donations and volunteers, Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children is able to fulfill its mission.