Learning to Live Life

(Men & Women)


Shepherd's House has programs serving 200 +/- inmates in correctional facilities in Boyle, and Grant counties.

SAP Programs are six-month intensive courses comprised of 35 hours of phased evidence-based programming each week.

Programming hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Clients follow a daily schedule consisting of classes, activities, and groups focused on recovery from addiction.

Program is based on several phases from Orientation through Phase 4.

  • Orientation lasts one week;  Phases 1,2 and 3 typically last seven weeks each; Phase 4 (re-entry) lasts for four weeks.

  • Each day consists of core curriculum course work, 12-step recovery work, group therapy, process groups, activities, wellness activities, and accountability.

  • Each client follows an individualized treatment plan, meets with primary counselor weekly to discuss treatment goals and assess progress in the program.


Shepherds House SAP Programs are based on the Therapeutic Community (TC) model.

  • Therapeutic communities focus on the whole person and overall lifestyle changes necessary for long-term recovery

  • Recovery is a gradual, ongoing process of cognitive change through clinical interventions

  • Therapeutic Communities encourage clients to develop socially to begin living in a right and healthy manner.

  • Community is based on honesty, taking responsibility, hard work, and willingness to learn.

  • Relapse prevention is an integral part of our treatment program, aiming to increase awareness and build coping skills to reduce the likelihood of relapse and recidivism.

  • Participants, as they near completion, are aided in connecting with formal aftercare and self-help groups in their community.