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Located 236 Bridgett Dr, Mt Sterling, KY 40353

Fax (859) 498-7100

Shepherd’s Shelter | Ross Rehab

Adult Substance Abuse Program Located in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. -Psalms 23



Surrounded by plentiful and peaceful farmland providing the perfect setting for a therapeutic substance abuse treatment center.

Shepherd’s Shelter is the vision of Pastor Wayne Ross, who knows firsthand what it’s like to be homeless and to abuse drugs. When he found God, he wanted to help others like him.

The first Shepherd’s Shelter was founded in Lexington for the homeless in 1999. Soon he found that most of the homeless people in his shelter were addicted to drugs and alcohol. Therefore, he began to offer spiritual solutions to their addiction problems as well as food and shelter.

By 2000 he was at full capacity and had a waiting list. Pastor Ross began to look for a larger facility to accommodate his new vision. His search led him to his former residential area of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, where he was able to purchase a dissolute nursing home to be converted into what is now the Shepherd’s Shelter/ Ross Rehab facility.

Now Shepherd’s Shelter | Ross Rehab is a 54-bed facility on a generous and beautiful landscaped lot surrounded by farmland. Its plentiful and peaceful surroundings provide the perfect setting for a therapeutic substance abuse treatment center.

Shepherd’s Shelter is a private, faith-based, 501c3 facility that does not receive state funding.

Therefore, Shepherd’s Shelter relies on contributions from the community as well as other individuals and corporations.

A customized treatment program allows individuals to capitalize on personal strengths while working on targeted symptoms among peers and experienced clinical staff. All medicine and treatment are handled through the staff of Shepherd’s Shelter.

In all cases, Shepherd’s Shelter emphasizes the teaching of life management skills, coping strategies, and social rehabilitation. Patients learn how to function more effectively within their community, as part of their family and for themselves. The treatment goals are to form personal and peer alliances that will empower clients to take responsibility for their recovery, minimize relapse potential and focus on life skills.

54 Beds

AODE Licensed, CARF Accredited and ASAM Accredited

501c3 Non-Profit

Spiritual and Holisitic Approach to Healing

If you or a loved one needs help…

Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here for you. Our trained staff will guide you through the intake process and help you understand every element of our treatment program.

Admission Information

Please review the below information before completing your Admissions Inquiry. If you have any additional questions, please email us.

Criteria for Admission

  • Desire for recovery – clients should demonstrate willingness to participate and complete program.
  • Age – Adults 18 years or older
  • Gender – Male
  • Applicant – Individuals assessed as chemically dependent, addicted to alcohol/drugs, self-defeating behaviors and/or co-existing mental illness (dual diagnosis). Clients must be physically able to participate in all aspects of the treatment program.
  • Treatment For – alcoholism, drug and other addictions and related disorders
  • Medical – prior to entry each client will require a history/physical phone screening. We may also request a release from your primary care provider if there are any medical constraints to participating in our treatment. (clients may request release of information from our admissions office).
  • Some common requirements for admission also include:
  • Release of past medical history
  • Consent for random drug testing
  • Agreement to attend behavioral health services to include therapy and psychiatric appointments and follow recommendations of outside providers to assist with management of dual diagnosis while in SSRR program.
  • Agreement to remain in treatment for agreed upon amount of time
  • Agreement to pay in full for treatment services received
  • Agreement to respect others
  • Exclusionary Criteria – Severe psychiatric disorders, including psychosis and severe clinical depression, which may require hospitalization. Chronic predisposition to destructive, aggressive or violent behavior incompatible with a group living environment, clients with history of certain crimes, acute or chronic medical conditions requiring constant medical attention or hospital care.
  • Permitted Items
  • Non-permitted Items
Permitted Items
  • 7 changes of clothing
  • 2 sleepwear outfits
  • 2 church outfits
  • 3 pair of shoes
  • 1 light jacket
  • 1 coat
  • 2 towels
  • 5 wash cloths
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste, & Mouth wash (can NOT contain alcohol)
  • Hairbrush/ comb
  • Clippers/ razors
  • Shampoo/ conditioner
  • Bodywash/ soap
  • Shaving cream
  • Prescription Medications (MUST be approved prior to intake)
  • Blue or black ink pens only
  • Single subject notebook for journaling
  • Alarm clock (NO radio)
Non-permitted Items
  • Cell phones, laptops, tablets, handheld games
  • Nicotine replacement patches
  • Rolled cigarettes, dip, chewing tobacco
  • Any outside food or drink
  • Drug paraphernalia of any kind
  • Secular items including clothing
  • Stuffed animals
  • Sunglasses
  • Colored Pens/ pencils
  • Book, magazines, newspapers
  • Backpacks, duffle bags, suitcases
  • Bedding/ pillows
  • Powder of any kind
  • Aerosol sprays

Recovery Dynamics 12 Steps

Hazelden Living in Balance Curriculum

The Recovery Dynamics materials presented and discussed in structured classroom sessions are an important component to your recovery and achieving the goals you establish to be ready to leave Shepherd’s Shelter and re-enter society. Topics covered in the classroom setting focus on spiritual, personal, and community growth.

Shepherd’s Shelter utilizes the Recovery Dynamics and the Hazelden Living in Balance treatment curriculum along with traditional spiritual and emotional interventions. The Recovery Dynamics curriculum is based on the Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous 12-Step and is coupled with a dual foundation in the Christian faith. All of our classroom instructors have completed a training program and are certified to teach in the Recovery Dynamics curriculum.

The goal of the psychoeducational approach of Living in Balance is to provide education, information, and experiences that will allow people to lead healthy and productive lives without the use of alcohol and other drugs by providing: Accurate information about the substances of abuse, relapse prevention, self-help programs, medical and physical health, emotional and social health, sexual and spiritual health, and daily living skills.

A wide variety of activities are available to clients from outdoor activities to reading, TV, board games, team building activities, crafts, and even playing musical instruments.

As part of their required work program, clients maintain the grounds and building which include duties such as trimming the lawn, caring for flower and vegetable gardens and facility maintenance.






Where are we located

236 Bridgett Dr., Mt Sterling, KY 40353


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