Shepherd's House was conceived at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in 1986 in an effort to minister to a human need not otherwise met in the community. It was in 1989 that the dream became reality and the Shepherd's House opened its doors. Since that time it has continued to be recognized as a program that is committed to providing quality services to men in recovery from alcoholism and other drugs of abuse, with a sustaining focus on a four-pointed star of hope: hope for physical, psychological, spiritual and social recovery. Shepherd's House is a private, non-profit organization, licensed as an intermediate care facility by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We are traditionally known as a halfway house, a transitional long-term facility. It is a structured, cost effective residence offering a supportive living program to alcoholics and other substance dependent men. Many whose lives have been so seriously disrupted they no longer have families, steady jobs or homes to go to.