Provide structured environment enabling clients to develop Community, Financial and Employment skills necessary to lead a fulfilled life, Sober.
To be the best long-term life skills Recovery Program in the United States equipping men/women to live the life they were intended to live, Sober.
Utilize 12 Step Programs, Individual Therapy, Community Living, Groups, Employment and other daily tasks to learn to live life Sober while putting life’s pieces back together
The Shepherds House was an idea born in 1984 by Fred Hood, a parishioner at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Fred’s son, John, was at Charter Ridge for treatment and it was strongly suggested he attend a halfway house for long-term care and programming. There were no suitable programs in the Central Kentucky region. Fred, and many others at good Shepherd and in the community, were advocates for developing a world class sober living environment in Lexington.
In September 1985 the project was recommended to the vestry at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. The request of the church was they provide 10% of the initial capital costs, which were anticipated to be ~$250,000. In addition, they were requested to annually provide 10% of the expected annual operating costs, which were estimated to be $100,000. On November 24, 1985 the church agreed, and raised, the requested amounts ($25,000 for initial capital costs and at least $10,000 per year in annual operating costs). The Shepherds House was born, and it would welcome its first client nearly four years later in July 1989.