About The Shepherd's House
Shepherd’s House is a 12 - 18 month transitional residential treatment program for men 18 years of age and older. It is a structured program that promotes personal responsibility and accountability for those seeking sustained abstinence from mood and mind-altering substances. Those who are admitted to this program are asked to commit to 12 – 18 months.
Shepherd’s House maintains a knowledgeable and compassionate staff of treatment professionals who give each man the individual attention he requires as he moves forward on the path to sustained abstinence and recovery, addressing the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual realms that are so important in promoting a healthy lifestyle that can sustain their recovery effort. Additionally, the staff provides individual and group counseling, and can assist clients with obtaining vocational counseling when needed.
History of The Shepherd's House
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.
Vision of The Shepherd's House
Shepherd's House is an organization that is committed to providing quality services to men desiring recovery, focusing on attaining gainful employment, relapse prevention as well as addressing the individual's needs. It is our vision that all who are accepted into this program will ultimately achieve successful recovery. Individual respect and the encouragement to reach one's full potential as a human being are the programs foundation. The Board and staff of Shepherd's House continues to develop and improve our programs based on feedback from clients, program partners, and other resources.
Presently, the program is able to accommodate 37 men: 12 in Phase I & II, 16 in Phase III and 9 in Phase IV.
Mission of The Shepherd's House
At Shepherd's House we endeavor to assist residents to gain living skills that empower them to take responsibility for their lives. We strive to create an atmosphere that is conducive to recovery and to establish a life-changing fellowship that will ultimately lead to a successful recovery and reentry into the community. We believe the needs of individuals in recovery are best met through a healthy reliance on a peer support group, 12-step programs and the concept of caring and sharing. In doing so we create a framework for a life that can be lived substance free and produce productive members of society.