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
WHO ARE WE
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.
Congratulations Christopher Noe on One Year Sobriety !!!
Congratulations on Completing our Program, Jeff Swartz !!!
Congratulations on Five Years sobriety, Natasha McGuire !!!
Our Head of Security and Morgan’s Personal Assistant, Fluffy.
Our Company Mascot and Door Security, Juice.
Congratulations on One year sobriety, Amanda Carpenter !!!
We participated in our local Farm to Table Fundraiser this year. Thank you to all the shelves for a wonderful meal!
Our current jailer: Ian Robert’s
Shepherd’s Shelter provided lunch for the jail staff.
Juice: A rescue dog
Congratulations Bernie 3 years sobriety! Bernie is currently employed by Shepherd’s Shelter. He’s a blessing to everyone.
Congratulations David on your Alumni Badge!
Thank you Operation Unite for your donations!
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.
Please review the below information before completing your Admissions Inquiry. If you have any additional questions, please email us.
Criteria for Admission
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.
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Beau Staten received a GED while at
Shepherd’s Shelter | Ross Rehab
HEAR FROM OUR CLIENTS
Natosha M came to shepherd’s shelter when we were co-edu over five ago. She came from jail, needing treatment. She lost her two children to CPS and was told she wouldn’t get them back. We helped her get sober, get a job and get her children back. Both she and her children lived here for over 2 years (Pro Bono) Today she is a Manager for McDonalds, she’s married with a new baby. We presented her with her five-year token in the photo.
Our facility has attained accredidation from CARF. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities is an international, non-profit organization founded in 1966 with the assistance of Mary E. Switzer, then U.S. Social and Rehabilitation Services commissioner. For some institutions, it represents an alternative to Joint Commission certification. This is a great honor that shows our commitment to hard work and dedication in the lives and future of our clients.
Sue Willoughby is a dedicated employee, who works long hours and has become an integral part of the Shepherd’s Shelter/Ross Rehab Family. Through her dedication and determination, she graduated our program, and came back to be our CMA. We are blessed to have her as part of our team.
What a great weekend we had – I hope yours was just as nice! The Matthew that I fell in love with is starting to shine through! Ron and I will always be thankful to House – they were what he needed when he needed it but I began to suspect they were never going to be able to push him forward. Shepherds Shelter is truly treating the whole person and we see growth where addiction aside, we never expected to see. Additionally, we absolutely love Pastor Ross and his message! So uplifting! There is a definitely a difference between a minister who is doing their job and a minister who believes in their job! I wish so much that the Bless the Lord Church wasn’t 5 hours away – but know we are there in spirit!
This place saved my life. They taught me the tools to stay sober and gain a deep and personal relationship with heavenly father. Anyone out there struggling give Ross Rehab a call it can save your life too
Where are we located
236 Bridgett Dr., Mt Sterling, KY 40353
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